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William (Bob) R. Ash


It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our father, William R. Ash (Bob) on Jan. 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years. Bob was born on February 16, 1925 in Colusa, California at the family ranch north of Colusa.

Bob attended local schools and graduated from Colusa High School in 1942. Immediately after high school he joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a Troop Transport ship in the Pacific Theater where he was involved in many of the invasions of various islands in the Pacific. After his discharge from the Navy he returned to the Home Ranch and began a long and successful career in farming.

Bob was very dedicated to various organizations and boards in the community ranging from the fire department to warehousing. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, enjoying the ocean and being with his family.

Bob lived through it all, he grew up during the depression, fought in World War II, married, had children, watched a man land on the moon and became a part of the modern era of electronics, although he never did figure out his cell phone!!! Bob was always there for his children through their ups and downs and taught them to enjoy every moment life has to offer. Bob lived through it all, being a part of the “Greatest Generation.”

Bob is survived by his three children, Doreen Gleason, Jane Goodin and Bill Ash (Dana) and his loving companion, Lynn Messick. He is also survived by his four granddaughters, Katie Rosevelt, Holly Goodin, Emily Furey and Jamie Dixon and by his five great grandchildren, Aiden Furey, Grace Furey, Olivia Furey, Emma Rosevelt and William Dixon as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including Sara Niles.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, William Ash and Fay Ash, his sisters, Helen Harbison and Elizabeth Livermore and his partner in ag and brother, Logan Ash.

Due to the present pandemic, there are no services scheduled at this time. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. ■

01/13/2021 • WPR #2021-0037

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