Ned Ashby
1944 - 2017
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7/18/1944 ~ 10/8/2017
Brian Ned Taylor Ashby passed away on October 8th, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born in Provo, UT on July 18th, 1944 to Nadine Taylor Ashby and Robert Ashby. After attending B.Y. High, Ned went on to graduate from BYU with summa cum laude honors and to finish as one of two Utah finalists for a Rhodes scholarship. While at BYU, he enjoyed positions as a part-time radio disk jockey, talk show host, and intern for a Utah Congressman in Washington, DC. Ned always valued education and further pursued his own by obtaining a master's degree from Stanford and his J.D. from Yale Law School. After passing the California bar, he went on to practice law in San Francisco before moving to what he would describe as more hospitable weather in Orange County. While working there, he was president of the Orange County Young Lawyers and North Orange County Computer Club. In 1979, he opened his own law firm, where he continued to practice until his passing. Beyond his educational and professional accomplishments, Ned was a joy to those who knew him and a loving father. He is survived by his son James WT Ashby. Funeral services will be held on December 2nd at Berg Mortuary (185 E Center, Provo, UT) at 12:00 p.m.

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Published in Deseret News on Nov. 26, 2017.
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March 21, 2018
My brother and I had the pleasure of working with Ned at one of his law offices in the San Jose area. He was always a joy to work with and always had the best solutions for any obstacle that may arise! We remember meeting with him to exchange files and discuss cases at one of his favorite lunch spots. Our hearts go out to his family and friends!
Dan Moore
December 5, 2017
Ned had a wicked sense of humor, balanced by his friendliness and generosity. He helped me deal with a renter who turned out to be a con man trying to take over my house! He liked books - a plus about anyone. Other admirable attributes are that he took great care of his mother when she needed him, and he loved his son James so very much.

Donna LaValley
December 5, 2017
Ned had a wicked sense of humor, balanced by his friendliness and generosity. He helped me through a devilish problem involving a renter who turned out to be a con man trying to take over my house! Other admirable traits were that he liked books, was a devoted son who took care of his mother, and he loved his son James so very much.
December 1, 2017
I was shocked to learn of Ned's demise.
I worked with Ned for several years in Costa Mesa in 1979-1981. He was a brilliant attorney and orator. In our office we always admired his wit and thoughtfulness. I wish I knew of the service earlier so I could relate more anecdotes in person.
My sincere condolences to all. He was a most unique person.
Alan Bartz
November 27, 2017
I remember playing chess with Ned in the Berlin Germany Mission Home. He won...graciously, and mentored me along the way. He was a gentleman and a scholar for whom the term, "Renaissance" would not be an exaggeration. His mastery of German was legendary. He made his world, and that of those privileged to know him, a more interesting, even fascinating place. My condolences to you, Leslie, and James during this time of sorrow.
Peter Giles
November 27, 2017
Peter Giles
November 27, 2017
Wishing you and James a flood of good memories and a special comfort from on High.

Susan and Bryant McOmber
Mr. & Mrs. McOmber
November 26, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one sustain your family at this time. May you also receive comfort from what is stated at 1 Peter 5:6,7.

AL Harris
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