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Jon Arlin Ashment

03/29/1941 - 02/21/2019
Service Date: 02/28/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2835 E. Des Moines, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 02/28/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2835 E. Des Moines, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Teton - Newdale Cemetery, Sugar City, Idaho

Jon Arlin Ashment, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2019 at the age of 77.  He was born March 29, 1941 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  He was the first of four children born to Arvil and Linda Ashment.

Jon previously married Joan Elizabeth Mortensen on 19 February 1964 – 1974 in Salt Lake City.  They have 3 children.

As a child he grew up in Laramie, Wyoming.  Graduated from University High in 1959.

He joined the United States Army National Guard in 1959 and received Basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and was part of the 1022nd as a member of the Honor Guard at Fort Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis.  The Honor Guard was an integral part of several parades in which the 1022nd Engineer Battalion participated.

During the reign of “Century21” in Seattle, Washington, Ashment participated with the Honor Guard in the impressive ceremony that helped to get “Wyoming Day” started.

He was a successful businessman with Gulf Oil Corp. in Las Vegas and Phoenix.  General manager of Yellow and Checker Cab Companies in Las Vegas, he helped to convert gas to propane in cabs.

He then moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he met his wife of the last 25 years, sealed together in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She had 6 children.  They moved to Mesa, Arizona 12 years ago.

He is survived by his wife: Patricia Ashment; Sons: Ronald G. Miller (Maureen) of Parker, Idaho; Paul L. Miller (Kim) of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Darren I Miller (Lori) of Portland, Oregon; Ricky Ashment of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jimmy Ashment (Celeste) of Farr West, Utah; Daughters: Julie Ashment Knoll (Jeff) of West Point, Nebraska; Shiela DeRize (Bruce) of Victor, Idaho; Nancy Pivik (Carl) of Ucon, Idaho; Corrine Creviston (Tim) of Scottsdale, Arizona;  Two Brothers: Arvil Ashment (Bev) of Basin, Wyoming, Ed Ashment (Nancy) of Basin, Wyoming; Sister: Dee Applegate (Lynn) of Orem Utah;  26 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, 1 on the way; 2 dogs that think they are our grandchildren also.


Services will be held on February 28th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2835 E. Des Moines, Mesa, Arizona 85213.  Viewing from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Service at 11:00 AM, Military Honors to follow.

Graveside Service to be held at the Teton-Newdale Cemetery, West 3rd South, Sugar City, Idaho at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 6th.   Family and Friends luncheon will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, March 6th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Main Street, Parker, Idaho 83445.


  • Jon was the most positive person I have ever known, he absolutely idolized Pat from the day they met, a stronger love than most people will ever see in a lifetime! He was always never far from Pat for the 25 years they were married, we will miss Jon and his laugh, there best of friends Boyd & Fern will be greeting him on the other side of the Vail! We love you Jon & Pat you will be missed!

  • Jon’s smile and twinkling eyes are what I think of when he comes to my mind. He was a prankster and they gave him away when he was trying to pull the wool over your eyes. I loved having him as a friend and will think of him fondly. I love and miss you Pat.

  • Was an absolute pleasure to take care of Jon over the years and get to know both Jon and Pat. You both are in my thoughts.

  • I knew Jon for almost 40 years. He always had a smile on his face. Over the years, if someone ever needed any kind of help Jon would, almost always, step up to lend a helping hand. We had a lot of laughs over the years. All the times weren’t always good for Jon. When the bad times were in Jon’s life he would ALWAYS fight his way back. He wouldn’t stay down for long. We had a great friendship over the years. I will miss my friend, a lot.

  • I will forever remember calling Pat’s phone and getting the message, “Hello, this is the Butler,” in Jon’s best British accent voice. Jon was one of a kind. My kids love to show others how they have 11 fingers like Jon showed them. We love his sense of humor and his infectious smile. We sure love and will miss our church grandpa!

  • Ed and Karen Archibald

    What a blessing it has been for us to have known Jon and Pat over the years. Jon always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye as he proceeded to tell a joke which always made us laugh. Jon’s kind and caring manner will be missed. Thanks Jon for the good times that we spent with with you over the years and for the legacy that you left for us to enjoy.

  • Jon was a great storyteller. He had a fun way of involving others and making everyone feel part of things. Our kids loved the way he shared his life stories. He and Pat are a dynamic duo. We will love and miss Jon’s fun influence.

  • Ginnie & Jim Wyatt

    Even though we first met Jon (and Pat) in October/November of 2006 – 12 years have sped by. When we “got together”, Jon was always proving a smile – regardless to how he felt. – Both Ginnie and I already miss his presence – yet we know for certain we will meet up with him and his smile again.

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