Colleen Jane Ashurst, 78, died May 14, 2003. She was born March 24, 1925 in Phoenix to John Hubert Close and Rose Ellen (Waldrip) Close.
She was raised on Lateral 20 and ‘J' Avenue, which is now called 75th Avenue and Indian School. She graduated from Cartwright Grade School and Glendale High School.
She met the love of her life, Henry Ashurst, at Fort Whipple VA Hospital in 1947.
Colleen is survived by her husband Henry Ashurst; her daughters, Shireen (Loyal) Eddings of Peoria, Laura Ashurst of Chino Valley, and Jean (Ken) Bowser of Grand Canyon; her son, Edward (Jean Ann) Ashurst of Douglas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services for Colleen were held at The Potter's House in Prescott on Tuesday, May 20. Graveside services for Colleen will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Arrangements are being handled by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory, Prescott Valley, Ariz.