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Herbert Quillian Ash Herbert Quillian Ash, 98, (March 24, 1919 Pecos, Tx- July 30, 2017 Goodyear, AZ). Born to Mary Hull Quillian Ashe and Thomas Gregory Ashe with siblings (all deceased) Dr. John Lawrence Ashe (Alice Goodlow), Dr. Robert W. Ashe (Helen Critchlow), Howard S. Ashe (Margaret Bailey), Raymond E. Ashe (Mina), and stepbrothers James and Willard Riddle. Survived by his wife of 75 years Rose Mary Sheffler Ash and children Mary Hazel Ash Duell (Albert, dec.), Julie Ann Ash Chipps (Samuel Kaye), Lee Jay Ash (Catherine), and Victoria (Vickey) Rose Ash Fox (Dale, dec.). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Herb graduated Tempe High School and Arizona State Teacher’s College in Tempe (ASU), married and served in the Navy during WWII as a flight instructor, then PBY pilot in the Black Cat squadron in the Pacific and released as Lieutenant Commander with Distinguished Flying Cross and pursued civilian life in California, then back to Arizona where he retired in Goodyear Aerospace in 1977 as an aeronautical engineer; working on designing radar for many aircraft including SR-71. He was an Eagle Scout, Amateur Radio (HAM) operator K7ARR, played organ and sang in various groups, called square dancing, was a Mason and member of the Christ Presbyterian Church. Always a gentleman, we will miss you, Dad.
Published on  December 11, 2017
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