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William Emerson Ashley, Jr.

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William Emerson Ashley, Jr passed peacefully on September 14, 2016 at the age of 90 at the Lakes Memory Care in Banning, CA. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. Bill was born on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1925 in Santa Ana, CA to William Ashley and Ida Mae Stennett Ashley. He married Elizabeth Barbara Hollinger in 1950.




Bill graduated from San Bernardino High School and Occidental College, later receiving his Masters from the University of Redlands. Following service in the Army and Navy, he dedicated...

William Emerson Ashley, Jr passed peacefully on September 14, 2016 at the age of 90 at the Lakes Memory Care in Banning, CA. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. Bill was born on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1925 in Santa Ana, CA to William Ashley and Ida Mae Stennett Ashley. He married Elizabeth Barbara Hollinger in 1950.




Bill graduated from San Bernardino High School and Occidental College, later receiving his Masters from the University of Redlands. Following service in the Army and Navy, he dedicated himself to teaching Science and Math at Colton High School. His love of tennis led to many years as coach of the tennis team. As a member of the California Teachers Association, he was proud of his role in gaining pay increases for new teachers and pension funding. Community involvement included Boy Scouts and a long membership in the Colton Kiwanis Club. Following the passing of his first wife, he married Gwen Hanson of Rialto, California. He is survived by his children; Bill and companion Adrienne, Don and wife Shirley, David and wife Kate, Gayle and husband Art. There are 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by both his spouses; Betty and Gwen, companion Liz and his sister, Helen Lucille.

The family will have a private service. Memorial donations can be made for education.
Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA.