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LaVerl Eagar Ashcroft

January 24, 1937 — April 15, 2016

LaVerl Eagar Ashcroft, 79, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home in Eagar. He was born January 24, 1937 in Eagar, the son of Wallace and Beulah Ashcroft. LaVerl was raised in Round Valley and lived there most of his life. He lived in various places in Arizona and New Mexico; returning back to his roots in 1989 where he remained until his passing. He will be missed greatly by his devoted wife of 60 years, Loretta Winona Ashcroft and his eight children, Bryan (Juliette) Ashcroft, Lucinda (Roger) Cherry, Colette (Tom) Merrill, Laurie (Calvin) Gardner, Loni Ashcroft, Dean (Mitzi) Ashcroft, Wallace (Deon) Ashcroft, and Austin (Theresa) Ashcroft. LaVerl always worked hard to provide for his family, and taught them by his example the value of hard work. His word was his bond and he could always be counted on to give one hundred percent to anything he undertook. He will always be remembered for his example of service to his family, church, community and country. It was important to him to show his love and support to his family by striving to attend all important events of his children and grandchildren, which took him to the ends of Arizona, Utah, California, Idaho and New Mexico. He worked many years in the electric utility industry, retiring from both Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Company, as well as owning and operating N.A.T.S. (Northern Arizona Technical Services), where he consulted for many different utility companies across the country. LaVerl was a man who always gave and gained the respect of those around him through his honesty and integrity. LaVerl was never satisfied with his level of education, and strived to increase his knowledge through coursework and seminars or any other means that were available to him obtaining his bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix at the age of 55. His family has always been proud of his example and thirst for higher knowledge. LaVerl was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Beulah Ann (Bobbie) Bowdoin, brother, Phillip Ashcroft, granddaughter, Kara Cherry and great granddaughter, Alycia Ashcroft. He is survived by his wife, 8 children, 32 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Sharon, Susan and Wallis, and brother, Ross Ashcroft.   A Viewing will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary, Eagar. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagar Stake Center, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow the Funeral Services at the Eagar Cemetery.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagar Stake Center

135 North Main Street, Eagar, AZ 85925

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