Ashton, Wendell J.
|Birthname||Wendell Jeremy Ashton|
|born on||31 October 1912 at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )|
|Place||Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°39' 15°17 Asc. 29°00'|
American publisher, particularly of the Deseret News (from 1978 to 1985) and director of the Public Communications Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the elder brother of church apostle Marvin J. Ashton.
After earning a degree in business from the University of Utah, Ashton served an LDS mission in the British Isles. He was a mission companion of future church president Gordon B. Hinckley.
Ashton and his first wife, Marian Reynolds, had six children. After she died, he married Belva Barlow in 1964. Wendell and Belva had one daughter.
Ashton also wrote several books, one along with Ab Jenkins. He also wrote a biography of Aurelia Spencer Rogers.
He died on 31 August 1995, aged 82.
- associate relationship with Hinckley, Gordon B. (born 23 June 1910). Notes: Mission companion
- sibling relationship with Ashton, Marvin J. (born 6 May 1915)
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate. Wikipedia incorrectly has 13 October.
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Other Rel/Spirituality (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Public relations
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor ("Deseret News," 1978-1985)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)