Information for Lowell Thomas Ashcraft
6 September, 1902 - 5 July,
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for Lowell T. Ashcraft, 80, of 1201 Elgin St.,
Caldwell, who died Tuesday, July 5, at a Caldwell hospital,
will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Parma Cemetery
by the Rosicrusian Order. Cremation and services are
under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
He was born Sept. 6, 1902, at Wilford, Idaho, a son of
William and Amanda Ashcraft. In 1908, he moved with his
family to the Big Bend community near Adrian, Ore., where he
was reared and educated. He farmed with his father for
several years and married Ellen Martin on Nov. 5, 1927, in
Rexsburg, (sic) Idaho.
The couple farmed and in 1937 they moved to Rupert
where they owned and operated a gas station and motel.
In 1943, they returned to Adrian, Ore., and operated the
Adrian Gas Service, Motel and Restaurant. In 1947, they
moved to the Yakima Valley of Washington where he operated
several different businesses. He also operated
businesses in Arizona. They had made their home in
Caldwell since 1979.
He was a member of the Rosicrusian Order of San Jose,