ASHENHURST, Curtis Dee|
Curtis Dee Ashenhurst, 95, passed away in Austin, Texas, on June 14, 2014.
Until moving to Austin, Dee was a life-long Methodist, most recently at First United Methodist Church in Garland, Texas. He was a faithful member of the Howard Taylor Sunday School Class and served on numerous Church committees through the years. When he and his wife Dorothy moved to be closer to their daughter in Austin, TX, they joined her church, Triumphant Love Lutheran.
Dee was born on April 25, 1919, to Curtis Diehl and Emma Marie Ashenhurst. In 1942, he earned his BS degree at Oklahoma State University, immediately married his childhood sweetheart Dorothy, and began service in the Army-Air Force as a 2nd Lt for pilot training. He was a squadron commander with the rank of Captain when he was discharged at the end of WWII. He worked in retail businesses and most notably in several capacities at TG&Y stores, retiring after 36 years as an executive.
Dee's greatest pride was in his two daughters and their families. Known for his ability to tease without offending, he loved to work with people. His many friends at the Summit cherished his quick wit and his friendship.
Dee is survived by his daughter Deborah Rosenquist and son-in-law Lance of Austin; granddaughter Angela Hisanaga and husband David of San Francisco; grandson Matthew Edel and wife Kristen of San Antonio; granddaughter Jeanene Anthony and husband Brett of Corpus Christi; grandson Jason Rosenquist (Father Panteleimon) of the Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery in Kendalia, TX, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and his daughter Teresa Edel.
A family memorial service will be held to celebrate his life, with interment following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the TLLC Endowment in Austin, TX, or the Foundation Fund at the First United Methodist Church in Garland, TX.
Please visit Dee's memorial at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 18 to June 20, 2014