On Saturday, September 10, 2022, our loving father, Vaughn Dewitt Ashley, passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 85. Vaughn was born December 2, 1936 in Cleveland, North Carolina to John and Gussie Ashley.
Later they moved the family to Providence, Rhode Island to raise their family, where Vaughn grew up before he enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 20 on October 31, 1956. Vaughn served in Vietnam, Turkey and various other deployments. He retired from the Air Force as Master Sargent with distinguished service to his country for 23 years on October 31,
Vaughn married Rosalia Herrera Martinez on December 28, 1960. Together they raised 11 children. He loved his children and all the many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and enjoyed times spent at his farm. Camping and fishing were part of many family outings.
Vaughn was a friend to many, always willing to lend a helping hand, place to stay or swimmingin his pond. After leaving the Air Force, Vaughn worked at Hill Air Force Base and DDO,eventually starting his own business A to Z Auto.
Vaughn is preceded in death by his wife Rosalia, parents John and Gussie; 5 brothers: James, Charles, John, Melvin, Noble and 4 sisters: Cubie, Dorothy, Birdie, Betty; son, Rosendo Martinez (Orpha); daughters, Tina Patterson, Diane Clemons (Sam;, son-in-law Andrew Perry.
Vaughn is survived by daughters: Lisa Nava, Teri Bell (David), Tami Ashley, Debra Ashley (Donna), Clorinda Perry, Barbara Alire (Steve), Gloria Martinez, son, Raymond Martinez; grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, sister Barbara Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank George E Wahlen Veterans Home, Bristol Hospice and Ashby Hospice for the care they provided Vaughn in his final days.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Aaron’s Mortuary, 496 24 th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401. Graveside services to be held at a later date at Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Boulevard, Ogden, Utah 84401.