Jerry Don Ashton-April 12, 2011

Jerry Don Ashton, 63, of Amarillo died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mr. Ashton was born on December 15, 1947 in Dalhart, Texas to Archie and Lillian Ashton.  He served in the U.S. Marines and had worked for SPS as a mechanic for twenty-five years.  He also worked for APEX and was Superintendent of the Masonic Park in South Fork, Colorado.
Mr. Ashton married Gatha Wallin on October 9, 1990.
He was a Shriner, a Mason and an active member of the Model T Club and the Corvette Club.  He also volunteered as a fireman, an ambulance driver and a police officer in South Fork, Colorado.
Survivors include his wife, Gatha Ashton of the home; three daughters, Sherrel Ivie and husband Tony of Amarillo, Donna Ashton of McKinney, TX, Jerri Cox and husband Jay of Mansfield, TX; a son, Pat McNabb and wife Jaime of Amarillo; his mother, Lillian Ashton of Amarillo; a brother, Glen Ashton and wife Shanlee of Amarillo; his birth mother, Wilsie Skipworth of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Morgan, Clayton, Micah, Ellie, Bryce and Sammy; the mother of his three daughters, Rossie Bell of Amarillo.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

0 Replies to “Jerry Don Ashton-April 12, 2011”

  1. To all the family, especially, Sherrel, Donna, and Jeri–We have so many fun memories of camping & fishing with your family. Jerry always made us life. Thinking of you at this time! Jimmy&Janice Padilla & Caren,Kim,Chrystal, and Chandra

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a very
    likeable person and I know he will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family and
    friends. He has left everyone with lots of good memories.

  3. Sherrel, I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength and comfort you seek in your time of loss. Lots of prayers and love being sent your way.

  4. Dear Gatha and Family:
    It has been such a pleasure knowing Jerry. We had many good times and lots of laughs. I considered Jerry to be one of my best friends and have many wonderful memories. Jerry was a good man! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the kids during this difficult time.

  5. Gatha, I am so sorry about Jerry’s death. He did a good job taking care of Masonic Park, and I enjoyed visiting with the two of you. He had a tough battle! I know you will miss him!

  6. Lance and I will keep you in our prayers. Jacob shed tears and laughter as we joked about the “running out of gas” incident. Jillian has fond memories of “ole Jerry” as he was introduced to her in South Fork. She has asked many times if he was her relative, to which we respond, “CLose enough, he was Papa’s dear friend”. These next few days will be difficult, just know that God will see you through…HE is all the strength you need. Love and prayers,

  7. Jerry Don was a beloved cousin. While I haven’t seen him in years he will always be an active and loved feature of my childhood. God Bless, Jerry Don!

  8. I attended school with Jerry ,elementary thru high school and he was a good person and classmate . He was also a good fisherman .
    Best regards

  9. Gatha, what a great picture of Jerry. I can almost hear him saying, “Where’s Crazy?” Please know that I continue to pray for you and love you very much.

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