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Wendell Jeremy Ashton, American Publisher. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Utah, 1968, Service to Journalism award, 1967; Silver medal American Advertising Federation, 1967; Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1957; Meritorious Service award Department Communications Brigham Young U., 1975; Distinguished Service award University Utah College Business, 1979; Distinguished Service to Education award Phi Delta Kappa, 1983.


Ashton, Wendell Jeremy was born on October 31, 1912 in Salt Lake City. Son of Marvin Owen and Rae (Jeremy) Ashton.


Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University Utah, 1933. Doctor of Laws, Westminster College, 1980.


Reporter, Salt Lake City Telegram, 1931-1934;associate editor, Millennial Star, London, England., 1935-1936;salesman for building materials company, 1936-1942;general secretary, Sunday Schools, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1942-1946;managing editor, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 1947-1948;vice president, Gillham Advertising, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1951-1972;managing director public communications, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1972-1977;public, Deseret News Public Company, Salt Lake City, 1978-1995. Partner Oneida Investment Company, 1952-1995. Chairman of the Board Salt Lake branch Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco, 1979-1995.



If a person is obedient to God’s commandments, studies His word, and has a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside him.


President, chief executive officer Utah Symphony, 1966-1995. President Sons Utah Pioneers, 1946-1947. Chairman Utah Cancer Crusade, 1964.

Vice president Great Salt Lake council Boy Scouts American, 1957-1960. Vice chairman Utah Bicentennial Commission for American's Indiana, 1972-1995. State advisory committee Citizens for Better Utah, 1968-1995.

Member Utah Travel Commission, 1975-1995. Board governors Doctor of Science Hospital, 1975-1995, Stevens Henager College, 1957-1972, Deseret Utah Art Foundation, 1974-1995. Advisory board department journalism University Utah, 1967-1995.

Member national advisory board Brigham Young University College Business, 1972-1995. Executive committee Utahns Against Pornography, 1976-1995. Board directors Newspaper Agency Corporation.

Member Salt Lake Area Chamber of Chamber (board governors 1976-1979, 1st vice president, president 1978-1979), Sigma Nu (Utah Hall of Fame 1976).


Son of Marvin Owen and Rae (Jeremy) A. M. Marian Reynolds, April 24, 1940 (deceased March 1963). Children: Wendy Jane (Mistress Neil Christiansen), Susan, Ellen (Mistress J. Robert Van Orman), Marged, Owen, Kay.

M. Belva Barlow, June 26, 1964. 1 daughter, Allyson Louise.

Marvin Owen Ashton

Rae (Jeremy) Ashton

Marian Reynolds

Belva Barlow

Wendy Jane Ashton (Mistress Neil Christiansen)

Susan Ashton

Ellen Ashton (Mistress J. Robert Van Orman)

Marged Ashton

Owen Ashton

Kay Ashton