Obituary for Maiben Bennett Ashby
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Maiben Bennett Ashby 1913 ~ 2005 ST. GEORGE, UT - Maiben Bennett Ashby, 92, passed away in St. George, Utah on July 21, 2005. He was born June 16, 1913 in Leamington, Ut to Jane Marinda Stephenson and Rodney Badger Ashby. He married Elsa Clara Wohlgemuth Aug. 24, 1936 in the LDS Manti Temple. Maiben lived in Leamington, Utah until he served a LDS Mission in Minnesota and North Dakota. After his mission he attended and graduated from Branch Agricultural Junior College in Cedar City, Utah. He moved to St. George, Utah in 1937 and operated a service station for six years, then worked in the Bank of St. George for another six years. In 1948 he became a newspaper distributor and was responsible for newspapers from Salt Lake City, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. He supervised carriers in all of Washington County and parts of Southern Nevada. Maiben served as Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon's Advisor, Bishop's Counselor, Bishop, Stake High Counselor, and was awarded the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award. He also served as District Commissioner of Scouting, Justice of the Peace St. George Precinct for 16 years, St. George City Justice for six years and was a member of the St. George Chamber of Commerce. Maiben inherited his green thumb from his mother. He raised an enormous garden for over 70 years and was still working in his garden three weeks ago. He tried different and even exotic varieties of fruits and vegetables along with the usual corn, tomatoes, grapes and pecans. He is survived by one son, Arnold Carl Ashby of West Valley City four daughters, Viola Rae Rosengreen of Renton, WA, Selma Ann Johnson Brown of El Dorado Hills, CA, Karen Lillian Ginocchio of St. George, Utah and Elsa Jane Picklesimer of St. George; 38 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nina Rasmussen. _He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elsa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2005, 11 a.m., Bloomington Hills LDS Ft. Pierce Chapel, 750 E. Ft. Pierce Dr., St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd. and Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services at the Ft. Pierce Chapel. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary (435) 673-4221. Condolences may be sent through the Metcalf website at www.metcalfmortuary.com.