November 14, 1925 ~ November 16, 2018
Ralph Hill Ashby passed away at home in Farr West, Utah on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the age of 93. Ralph was born in Maeser, Utah on November 14, 1925; the eldest son of Alma Curtis Ashby and Evelyn Eliza Clark.
Ralph enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his county in the South Pacific during WWII. Ralph married Linda Lee in the Salt Lake City Utah Temple on September 3, 1957. They made their first home in Vale, Oregon, before moving to Ogden, Utah to raise their family. He retired from Hill Air Force Base.
Ralph was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings. He was a faithful home teacher and loved visiting with those he served.
Ralph and Linda are the parents of seven children: Rick (Susan) Ashby, Karlyn (Garth) Braithwaite, Kaylene (Tom) Checketts, Ralyn (Dave) VanBeekum, Karleeta (Kirk) Jardine, Daryn (Deborah) Ashby and Karla (Mitch) Simpson. They are the grandparents of 34 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren with two on the way.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Keith and Don Ashby; and sister, Norma Marshall. Surviving are his wife, Linda, his children and their spouses, all of his grandchildren, sister Barbara Bingham, sister-in-law Norita Ashby, many nieces and nephews, and family members Gene Gaddo and Larry Sights.
Viewing at the Farr West 9th Ward meetinghouse, 2565 W. 3300 N. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018, and on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the West Haven Cemetery at 1500 S. 2350 W.
The family wishes to thank the many friends and neighbors, ward members, and even many strangers, for their kindness and caring.
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