Tom Ashurst died peacefully at his home in Sparks, NV on February 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Pat; daughter, Belinda (Charlie) Norman of Sparks, NV; and son, Kurt Ashurst of Hopland; four grandchildren that he was so proud of: Ali (Tyler) Moss, Scott (Lisa) Norman, both of Sparks; Amy Ashurst of Hopland, and Cody Ashurst of Phoenix, AZ. He also leaves three great grandsons: Bailey and Hayden Moss and Joshua Norman. Donations may be made to the Hopland Fire Protection District for the Tom Ashurst Training Center at P.O. Box 463, Hopland, CA 95449. This will aid in the completion of the building project that he had worked so hard to see become a reality. There will be no services.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013