Carmon Joel Ash

Carmon was called to the Lord on April 9, 2013, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston. He was born Aug. 22, 1939, to Perry and Eileen (Stearns) Ash. He attended school in Winchester, where he met his wife, Donna Kay Boxlietner. They were married Nov. 10, 1956. They had a son, Terry Lee, and a daughter, Dawn Anne. They later divorced but remained very committed to one another.

Carmon was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959, where he became a great marksman, and he was out shooting on the shooting range when his son was born. His first job was building fence for Ernie Peer at 25 cents per hour. He worked several other jobs including working at the sawmill in Winchester, driving a beer truck and driving trucks for several freight companies. The jobs he enjoyed the most were working for Great Western, where he was manager of shipping, and his last job as a crossing guard. He loved seeing the kids and often handed out suckers to them.

Carmon loved spending time on the river, boating, fishing, swimming or just lounging on the beach. He also belonged to the Moose and Eagles lodges.

Carmon is survived by his partner in life, Donna Kay Boxlietner from Lewiston; children Dawn Anne (Michael) Peer of Lewiston, and Terry Lee Ash of Boise; half-sisters Gloria House of Grangeville, Gladys (Kim) Bedwell of Clarkston, and Cherie (James) Heitmeyer of Seward, Alaska; two stepsisters, Darlene Ray of Lewiston and Lela George of Kamiah; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Edwin Ash; mother, Eileen Stearns; his stepmother, Zola (Maggie) Ash; and a brother, Edwin Ash.

Carmon was a very generous man who would give the shirt off his back to others and did not expect anything or want anything in return. He was a wonderful husband, daddy, brother, uncle, granddaddy and great-granddaddy, and we all loved him dearly. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Cremation took place at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2200 11th Ave., Lewiston, with Pastor John Stroupe officiating. A dinner will follow. Donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.