Ashton, Wendell J.

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Ashton, Wendell J. Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°39' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

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)