Ward Hacking Ashby, 80, passed away May 1, 1998, in Murray, Utah.

Born December 5, 1917 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Stephen Wells and Ambrosine Hacking Ashby. Married June Heaps on June 25, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. Member of the LDS Church, currently a High Priest; other services include Superintendent of Sunday School, Scout Master, Elders Quorum President, Seventy, Ordinance Worker in the Jordan River Temple for 10 years and Home Teacher. Loving and loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend to all and stranger to none. Horses were his life, his love for horses was only exceeded by his love for his wife, family and grandchildren.Survived by his wife, June, of Midvale; two sons, Dennis Ward of Mesa, Arizona and David Lon of Bountiful, Utah; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 5, 1998, 11 a.m. at the Midvale 1st Ward, 465 East 6th Avenue. Friends may call Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, and Tuesday at the Ward, one hour prior to the service. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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