Ashton W. Harrison

Ashton W. HarrisonAshton Wayne Harrison left this world for a better one Aug. 25, 2020. He died in his sleep in Hulett, Wyo., of natural causes. He was 53.

He was there building tanks for Advance Tanks & Construction out of Wellington, Colo.

Ashton was born Feb. 19, 1967, at Camp Zama in Kanagawa-Ken, Japan. His father was Terry Wayne Harrison and his mother is Jacqueline Lavonne Scherry.

Ashton went to grade school and high school in Ridgecrest. He moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where he attended welding school. He worked his whole career as an industrial worker/welder, tank welder. He was preceded in death by his father Terry, his grandparents Blackie and Nell Harrison, and uncle Glen Harrison.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jackie and Bill Scherry of Ridgecrest; stepmother, Ursula Harrison; son, Dillon and wife Ma’Kalya Harrison of Yuma, Ariz.; uncles and aunts including, John and Del Bryant, Bob and Lucrecia Meyer, Suzanne King, Tommy and Shelia Roberts and Michael Harrison; brothers and sisters, Joshua, Dianna and Christina; and extended family at Advanced Tank and Construction, including Tom and Makala Semke, Junior and the crew.

Ashton enjoyed riding his bicycle, and even competed a few times. He also really enjoyed watching all kinds of movies. He had a love for speed, taking his motorcycle and truck to the max. He even took his new Kawasaki H2 to170mph, the fastest he had ever gone, WOW! He can go as fast as he wants now!

As he would always say, “It is what it is.” His remains have been cremated and he will be interred at Desert Memorial Park. May he rest in peace. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., at Holland & Lyons Chapel.

— Submitted by the family of Ashton Harrison

Story First Published: 2020-09-18