Information for William Dillard Ashcraft
26 July, 1927 - 30 April,
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Graveside services for
William Dillard Ashcraft, 57, Notus, formerly of Cloverdale,
Ore., who died Tuesday, April 30, at his home of natural
causes, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lower Boise
Cemetery, Parma, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral
Mr. Olle Turnbow of Christmas Valley, Ore., will
Mr. Ashcraft was born July 26, 1927, at Water Valley,
Miss., the son of William Dillard and Illa May Panter
Ashcraft. His early years were spent in the South before
coming to Idaho.
He met and later married Mary Lou Cochran at Notus on
June 28, 1947. They moved to Burns, Ore., where he had a
repair shop, trailer sales and restaurants and they resided
and raised their family in Burns for 22 years.
They had recently moved back to Notus from Cloverdale.
He was a member of the BPOE Lodge at Lincoln City, Ore.
He is survived by his wife of Cloverdale; one son, Dale
Ashcraft of Burns; two daughters, Connie L. Weygandt of
Cloverdale and Marie A. Masonheimer of Stanfield, Ore.; two
brothers, Forest "Smokey" Ashcraft of Anchorage, Alaska, and
L.C. Ashcraft of Reddingt, Calif.; four sisters, Ella Mae
Downing of Notus, Betty Phillips of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Patty
BGetts of Brea, Calif., and Liz Tibbs of Ashland, Ore.; nine
grandchildren, two great-great grandchildrn, and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Mercy Medical Center
Hospice Program, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa, 83651.
Friends may call at the chapel from 4 to 9 tonight.