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Obituary: ASAY, FRED


Fred Egan Asay1925 ~ 2013Provo, Utah Fred Egan Asay died February 19, 2013, at Utah Valley Hospital. He was born March 2, 1925, in Leamington, Millard County, Utah to Aaron Elias (Lyle) Asay and Elsie Egan Asay. He spent most of his formative years in Monroe, Utah, graduating from South Sevier High School. He was an outstanding all-around athlete. He was on the tennis team, track team, and was an all-state basketball player. He received numerous scholarship offers and would have attended The University of Utah but was recruited by the United States Army. He spent three years overseas in both the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Upon his return to the States, he married Monida Ruth Andersen on September 1, 1945. She died December 16, 1960, in Richfield, Utah while giving birth to an infant daughter Susan, who also died. He married Lucy Beth Pearson on March 26, 1961. Fred began his banking career at Richfield Commercial and Savings Bank. While in Richfield, he became the radio voice of KSVC doing play-by-play of local basketball tournaments and the state tournament. After nearly 20 years in Richfield, he began working at Walker Bank in Provo. After moving to Bountiful, Utah, he worked at First Interstate/Wells Fargo Bank. He returned to Provo and later retired as a vice-president and manager of the North Provo office. Fred and Lucy served six months in the England London South Mission and were transferred to Frankfurt, Germany, where Fred served as the Executive Secretary to the Area President, his brother Elder Carlos Egan Asay.Fred is survived by 4 sons and a daughter: Dale Andersen (Suzanne), Matthew Lynn, Ted Pearson (Laura), Anthony Lyle (Melissa), Cynthia, and Barry Pearson (Lori); sister Lila Jean Asay C. Merrill, 19 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by wife Monida Asay, parents, brothers: Lyle, Ellis, Carlos, Val, sister Marselle Hempel, son T. Fred, and wife Lucy.Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013, in the Sunset 13th Ward, 1020 South 1100 West, Provo at 11 a.m. A viewing will be Friday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Tribute Center at 85 East 300 South, Provo, and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the church service. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkersanderson.com.