Ash, William Lewis – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

William Lewis Ash, 95, of La Grande died June 26. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Ash was born Nov. 9, 1910, to Ulysses Yaudes and Eve Belle Mayes Ash in Riddle. He was raised on a farm and attended a trade school in Los Angeles to learn to be an electrician. He loved gardening, and worked on the Becker farm in lower Cove. On June 16, 1947, he married Marie Kight in Cove. They lived on a 10-acre farm on the Cove road outside of Union.

He worked at the mill in Union, the state Highway Department, and then Boise Cascade in La Grande. He retired from Boise Cascade in December 1973. He was the oldest retiree from Boise Cascade.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed his gardens and flowers. His family said he could plant almost anything and it would grow. They said he worked hard at going the extra mile in his life. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Robert and Rose Marie Reese, and Frank and Helen Blake, all of La Grande, Shirley Hinojos of Portland, and Larry and Shirley Ash of Union; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen, of Central Point. His wife died in 2001.

Memorials may be made to the LDS Genealogy Library in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 8, 2006, Published: July 10, 2006



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/ash-william-lewis-obituary.htm - Last updated on Nov 18th, 2011


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