PRICE - Our loving husband, dad, brother, grandpa and longtime friend, James Ray Asay, passed away at his home in Price after just celebrating his 76th birthday.
He was born Oct. 16, 1937 in Price to Jesse Juan and Caroline Feichko Asay.
Jim attended Carbon High School and Carbon College. On Dec. 28, 1957 he married the love of his life, Merlene Harding in Huntington and together they raised a wonderful family. Jim was a very simple individual who loved hunting and fishing with his family, rock hunting on the San Rafael Desert, especially Dry Wash. He was tireless worker who enjoyed working with his hands and making things out of wood and rock. He loved making rocking horses, clocks and lamps and his treasures will be cherished for generations. Jim was always willing to fix anything for anyone that needed help. He will be sorely missed by his family and many dear friends.
He is survived by his wife, Merlene Harding Asay, Price; sister, Joyce (Lavell) Lloyd, Murray; brother, Jerry (Linda) Asay, St. George; sisters-in-law, Jeanine (Gordon) Mathie, Price, Carolyn (Frank) Hammond, Ogden; aunts, Dolly (Larry) Stella, Price, Josie Lutton, Salt Lake City; uncle, Zane (Jan) Asay, Salt Lake; children, Jeannie D. Franklin, Price, Kevin Asay (Heidi Jones) Helper, Troy (Kristine) Asay, Price, Jesse (Kayla) Asay, Springville, Jessica (Butchie) Vasquez, Price; grandchildren, Kristin (Jesse) Lomelli, Kyle (Stephanie) Asay, Kourtney Asay, Carson (Ranae) Franklin, Austin Franklin, Samatha Jo Asay, Tessa Asay, Dillon Asay, Chrisara Asay, Jeson Asay, Jordan Vasquez, Gracee Vasquez, Brooklyn Vasquez, great-grandchildren, James Ray Franklin, Dannyielle May Franklin.
Preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Elizabeth Jo Asay.
Graveside services for Jim will be Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 1 p.m. at the Huntington City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price Friday from 11:30-12:30 prior to graveside services. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Jim online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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