Michael Ashby, 46

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Michael L. Ashby, 46, of Mountain Home, died Thursday, May 18, 2006.

A viewing for family and friends was held on Tuesday, May 23, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Mike was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Redwood City, Calif., the son of Cliff and Elaine Ashby.

"Like most Ashby men, he had a gruff exterior with a heart of gold, gracious of spirit, and always willing to lend a hand to a friend," his family said.

He enjoyed motorcycles, weightlifting, customizing 4X4s and spending time with his boys.

"Those that knew him well, came to appreciate his good qualities and ignored his imperfections," his family said, adding, "he will be missed. We will endeavor to pickup his burden, as he would ours, and carry on."

Mike is survived by: his parents Cliff and Elaine Ashby; a brother, Eric; and sons Matthew and Duane.