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In Memory of

Jack L. Asher

November 15, 1924 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


JACK L. ASHER

Jack L. Asher, age 90 of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Jack was born to Leon and Alice Asher in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 15, 1924. He lived in Salt Lake City till joining the US Army at a young age. He served in the 40th Reconnaissance Troop in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was married to his bride and love for life, LaVerne I. Asher in Elko, Nevada on June 14, 1952. Jack's work took them to Nampa,...

JACK L. ASHER

Jack L. Asher, age 90 of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Jack was born to Leon and Alice Asher in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 15, 1924. He lived in Salt Lake City till joining the US Army at a young age. He served in the 40th Reconnaissance Troop in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was married to his bride and love for life, LaVerne I. Asher in Elko, Nevada on June 14, 1952. Jack's work took them to Nampa, Burley and lastly, to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1958. They raised their four children in Twin Falls.

Jack is survived by three of their children, Melody Asher (Michael McBride), Brad Asher (Kathy Asher), and Tamara Akiyama. Son, Clay, was killed in a tragic work accident in 1977. Jack has four grandchildren, Colleen Asher (Taylor Bell), Emily Asher, Sarah Asher (Chad Thomason); and Steven Akiyama; as well as one great grandson, Wyatt Annis. He is also survived by one sister, Lenore Olney.

Jack worked at Safeway as the meat market manager in Lynwood Shopping Center.

Jack was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, canoeing, fishing, hiking and more.

Jack gave much to his community thru volunteer work. He was scoutmaster of Troop 69 at the First Baptist Church for over 40 years and also received the Silver Beaver Award for his dedication in boy scouting. He was a charter member of Monarch Lions and received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church filling many roles over the years. He was a longtime member of American Legion Post #7.

We love and will miss our Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa; we will carry on the values and love of the great outdoors that he taught us.

Funeral services for Jack will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St. North, Twin Falls with Pastor Jeff Cooper and Pastor John Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park with military honors by the Magic Valley Honor Guard and Idaho National Guard. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.

Memorials may be given in Jack's name to the American Legion Auxiliary #7, PO Box 863, Twin Falls, ID 83303 or to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 910 Shoshone St. N., Twin Falls, ID 83301.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.