Eugene “Gene” Ashmore, 87, of Sioux City, IA, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at a local care facility.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Nea Huggins officiating. Visitation with the family present was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Meyer Brother Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Logan Park Cemetery.
Gene was born Feb. 19, 1927, the son of Rex and Elsie (Harrington) Ashmore.
Gene attended Vermillion High School. After graduation, Gene entered the United States Navy in May of 1945 and served during WWII aboard the USS Daily 519. After Gene was honorably discharged from the Navy, he married Blanche Eidem of Sept. 6, 1950 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Elk Point. While the couple raised their family, Gene worked for Roberts Dairy. He later worked as part owner of First Reality in Sioux City for 23 years before retirements.
Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, and fishing at his son’s cabin in Minnesota. He also liked to fish with Brad and Mike in Oregon, and watching sports with Curt in Omaha.
The couple spent 20 years enjoying the winters in Arizona, playing softball, tennis, cards, and dancing.
Those left to cherish Gene’s memory are his wife, Blanche; children, Mike (Bonnie) of Maple Grove, MN, Brad (Carol) of Mulino, OR, Curt (Tami) of Omaha; six grandchildren, Adam, Allison (Matt) Deal, Alaina, Andrew, Taylor, and Joseph; many nieces and nephews; and a brother, Gerry (Dorothy) Ashmore of Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Elsie Ashmore.