Larry Cecil Ashley. 81, was born 12-27-1940 in The Dalles, Oregon to Cecil and Ruth (Brown).
He was raised and lived his entire life, taking pride that he never moved, on Bakeoven(near Maupin)
operating the family ranch. First in partnership with his father then purchasing his father's share.
Larry attended Maupin Grade and High School graduating in 1959. He entered the Oregon National
Guard where he served until 1967, while operating the ranch and being a mechanic for the Guard
Larry married Beth Peetz, later divorcing. They had 3 children: Debra, Steven and Sarah.
He married his best friend and partner Vicki Gimlin in 1989.
Together they purchased additional acreage to add to the family farm.
Larry believed you had to stay current with the industries, by
reading lots of trade papers and magazines. That being said he was a life member of Oregon Wheat
League and the Wasco Livestock Association, serving as President, Chairman of the Bull Tour,
the annual Beef B-B-Q and the Wasco County Fair 4-H Sale Committee. He was also a
member of Oregon Cattlemen's Association, having served as Regional Vice President.
Larry served on the Maupin School Board and was a member of the Booster club while the
children were in school. He also served on the South Wasco County Soil Conservation Board
and Wasco Electric Board for 18 years.
Together Larry and Vicki enjoyed traveling the United States, trying to visit all 50 states,
They missed their goal by 7. One of their travel highlights was an extended trip from Florida
to California via the Panama Canal. In later years they purchased a travel trailer and enjoyed
going to the mountains or along a river just relaxing.
Larry is survived by his fur babies Stripe and Hooter, his wife Vicki, children Debra (Dick)
Steven (Julie) and Sarah. Grandchildren Henry, Andrew, William and Isabelle. Sister Lois
Kennedy, Sister-in-law Barbara Appleford (Tom), Brother-in-law Richard Gimlin (Mikki),
9 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Memorials could be made to Maupin Ambulance fund.
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