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Dean M Ashment, passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2022, at his home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, at the age of eighty-six. He was born in Grant, Idaho to Merle and Geneva Ashment on 11 February 1936. Dean learned the value of hard work as from a noticeably young age he began working on the family farm, caring for the animals and working the land. So it was no surprise when he wanted to see the world and serve his country right out of high school.
He joined the Army and trained to have the privilege of serving as a paratrooper with Company G, 503rd regiment, PIF, 11th Airborne. He treasured his time in the military and passed on his deep and abiding love for country and freedom to his posterity.
With his service abroad completed, he returned home. Shortly after he met the love of his life, Shannon Rosalie Talbot. Dean literally “jumped” at the chance to marry her and to begin a family. Dean and Shannon were married in Idaho Falls, Idaho on 1 May 1959. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls temple on 13 November 1965. It wasn’t long before the Ashment family settled and grew, first in Idaho and then in Utah where Dean completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. On his way home from the graduation ceremony, seeing a group of construction workers in need of help, he stopped to ask what he could do. It was not his dream job, but he became a Master General Contractor for the rest of his career. Quality workmanship and personal integrity were his hallmark and soon he began his own business; Ashment Construction. He and his son Patrick later built a second business together; PDA Construction. Dean's morals, standards, and integrity shaped all that he did in life and he was respected and loved by all who knew him. Dean and Shannon served together in the Church. Dean served as Elders Quorum President and was also a devoted scout leader for 19 years. He took great pride in helping countless young men receive their Eagle Scout award.
In later years one of the greatest expressions of love and sacrifice was asked of Dean. He became the sole caregiver of the love of his life, his bride, Shannon as she fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Dean retired, not an easy task for a man who had worked his entire life, and selflessly dedicated the rest of his life to her care. It was truly as he always said, “It’s my Duty, It’s my Honor, It’s my privilege.” No one could do more than he did for our family; No one could love more than he did; No one will be missed as much as Dean, our beloved Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend, and our HERO….We love you!
Dean was preceded in death by wife Shannon Rosalie Talbot, son Tony Dean Ashment, daughter Beth Anne Ashment, and grandson Jeremy A. Wilson.
Dean is survived by daughter Kristy (Bruce Wilson) of Erda, Utah, son Patrick Ashment (Christine) of Vineyard, Utah, daughter Kathryn (Richard Weaver) of Cottonwood, Idaho, daughter Rebecca (Nathan Hollist) of Tooele, Utah, sister Connie Lindstrom of Meridian, Idaho, and his great legacy of 13 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren with many more to come.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm in the Battlecreek Eighth Ward Chapel, 1222 South Nathaniel Drive, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm prior to the services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.