James Allen Aston

1927 ~ 2010

James Allen Aston (83) passed away July 23, 2010. Jim was born July 6, 1927 in Gooding, Idaho to Clarence Aston and LaVera Lowe Allen Aston.

Jim served as a pharmacist's mate in the Navy during World War II. He attended Snow College, BYU (Bachelors), and Colorado State College (Masters). He taught high school in Ashton, Idaho and Lyman, Wyoming and went on to teach at the Snow College Art Department. After his teaching career, Jim built a successful tourist business in Hanksville, Utah. Jim finished his career in carpentry, a trade that he loved.

Towards the end of his life, Jim published two books.

Jim was an accomplished artist. He did many paintings, sculptures, and pottery. Jim loved all things outdoors. He was an avid traveler of the Western U.S. He loved fishing, Western Indian Culture and Contemporary Western History. Jim served many years as a Scout Master and was an Eagle Scout.

He is survived by three sons, Scott (Norma), Mark (Debbie), and Dee (Karen); one daughter, Cherry Aston Beal; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Joyce Heidt, Doris Ryal, and Eva Aston. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Jay Aston, Willard Aston, Donna Ruth Aston, and Euvada Palmer.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Aspen Meadows 3rd Ward, 1661 South 1400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends may call at the church at 9:30 a.m prior to services. He will be laid to rest in the Ephraim Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at: