Fern Ashby (1898-1954)

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Fern Ashby Robison
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Fern Ashby
Born: 2 Oct 1898 Fillmore, Utah
Died: 5 Dec 1954 Fillmore, Utah
Father: Richard Truman Ashby
Mother: Minnie Colegrove
Siblings: Martha Geneva Ashby
Richard Eugene Ashby
Fern Ashby
Alice May Ashby
Spouse: Aaron Wayne Robison
Married: 20 Dec 1916 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Wayne Ashby Robison
Harold Raymond Robison
Franklin Duane Robison
E Doyle Robison
Richard Ashby Robison


The Progress, Friday, December 10, 1954:


Mrs. Fern Ashby Robison, 56, died at her home here at 5:35 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 1954. She had been ill for about six weeks.

She was born in Fillmore, Oct. 2, 1898 to Richard T. and Minnie Colegrove Ashby. She married A. Wayne Robison Dec. 20, 1916, in the Salt Lake L D S Temple. She had lived in Fillmore all of her life.

Mrs. Robison was very active in the L D S Church, and had served as an officer in most of the Auxilairy organizations. She was a good wife, mother, friend and neighbor, and her presence will be missed by everyone in the community.

She is survived by her husband; five sons: W. Ashby, H. Ray and Duane, all of Fillmore; Doyle of Cleveland, Ohio, and Richard, who is with the Army in Germany; two sisters: Mrs. Geneva Speakman and Mrs. Alice Robison, and one brother, R. Eugene Ashby, Fillmore; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m., in the Fillmore First Ward Chapel under direction of A. LaVoy Kimball, counselor to Bishop Ashby Robison.

Friends may call at the family home Thursday evening and Friday until time for the service. Burial will be in the Fillmore City cemetery under the direction of Olpin Mortuary.


  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 30.
  • Deseret News Archives, Wednesday, August 13, 1997, Obituary: Robison, Harold Raymond
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, Thursday, 8 May 2003, Obituary: Robison, Wayne Ashby
  • LDS Church News, week ending 9 Mar 1991, New Mission Presidents, Calling: Robison, E Doyle
  • The Progress, Friday, 10 Dec 1948, Obituary: Ashby, Minnie Colegrove
  • Millard County Chronicle Progress, Vol. 76, No. 40, 10 Apr 1986, p. 11, Obituary: Robison, Aaron Wayne
  • Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
Name: Robison, Fern Ashby
Born: Oct 1898
Blessed: 6 Nov 1938
Recorded: Vol. 1005, Page 3
  • Club: The Progress, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, Friday, 21 Jul 1916, p. 8:
On Thursday evening of last week the "Atequa Swarm" [of the Bee Hive girls] went on a hike to the "Lone Pine" farm in the mountains east of Fillmore, where they enjoyed a camp fire supper, a shower bath and a sleepless night's rest, followed by a hurried breakfast and a bouncing trip to town. Mrs. Jennie Ashby is the keeper of this swarm, Rose Davies her assistant and the members are Myrtle Brunson, Ruby Day, Florence Lyman, Fern Ashby, Fauntella Davies, Hazel Stott, Jane McBride and Margie Warner.
Fern's Death Certificate
  • Death: Sexton's Record Fillmore City Cemetary, Book 3, p. 7, no. 25:
Fern Ashby ROBISON
Age: 56y 2m 3d
Born: Fillmore City
Physician: D. C. Evans
Cause: Cancer of Breast
Died: 28 Dec 1954
Buried: Fillmore City Cemetary, block 33, lot 2, grave 2.
  • Note: Despite what the city burial records state, Grandma died from a subdural hemhorrhage, in Ashby and Ray's arms. Grandpa arrived to hear her last "goodbye" (screams of horrible pain).

Ashby Robison Interview: 16 Apr 1995

  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Single Line List, by Deceased Name, 22 Apr 1990, p. 41:
ROBISON, Fern Ashby
BLK 33, Lot 4, Grave 2
d. 12-05-1954
  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Master List, by Deceased Name, 13 Jun 1994, p. 386:
Headstone in Fillmore Cemetery
ROBISON, Fern Ashby
BLK 33, Lot 4, Grave 2
b. Fillmore, Utah
d. 12-05-1954 Fillmore, Utah
Comments: Age at death - 56 yrs 2 mo 3 days
Current Owner: Robison, A. Wayne Deceased
Original Owner: Robison, A. Wayne