Lifetime Colorado resident Evea Ashurst died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at her home in Cedaredge. She was 75.
A memorial service was held Oct. 3 at New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Cedaredge with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating.
Mrs. Ashurst was born in Montrose Dec. 12, 1939, to Rascoe and Bonnie (Garrett) Hunt. She was raised in Gunnison and attended Gunnison High School.
She enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, sewing, camping, reading, cooking and bingo.
Mrs. Ashurst is survived by two sons Larry Lowell of Cedaredge and Harvey Lowell of Meeker; two daughters, Ramona Clymo of Cedaredge and Teresa Anderson of Eagle; two sisters, Bonnie Gill of Las Vegas and Carolynn Barton of Cedaredge; 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ashurst; a son, Eldon Lowell; and three sisters, Shannon Brown, Donna Richardson and Roxie Ranfelt.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
View the online obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.