Tatiana (Tanya) Ashurkoff, age 80, died Jan. 1, 1991, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born Nov. 29, 1910, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the daughter of Basil and Lydia Nikiforoff. After the Russon Revolution of 1917, her family escaped from Russia and migrated to Schenectady, New York. On Nov. 29, 1928, following a year of study at Cornell University, she married Boris Ashurkoff, a Russian-born engineer living in Mexico. They lived in Mexico for 18 years and then his employer, U.S. Smelting Refining and Mining Company, transferred them to Fairbanks, Alaska; and in 1953, to Salt Lake City. Tanya was a past member of WAAIME, a past member of The Woman's Board of Westminster College, and of the Board of The Reading Room For The Blind. Also a member of Town Club.She is survived by: Her husband, Boris; son, Peter and his wife, Patricia, of Grand Blanc, Michigan; and grandchildren, Stephen and Catherine.

Funeral services Saturday, Jan. 5, 1991, 11 a.m. at Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 East First South. Please, no flowers.

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