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THURSDAY, September 18, 2014 I V Chester T, Ashby Chester (Chet) Tovey Ash- by, 90, was born at home on Nov. 6, 1923 in Garland, Utah, to James Ralph Ashby and Elizabeth Tovey Ashby. He was the young- est of 12 children. His early childhood years were spent on a farm in Utah, and his later childhood and teenage years were spent on a farm in Nys- sa, Ore. Except for his years in the U.S. Navy and a year working as a welder at Cal- Ship in California, he spent his entire life farming. Chet felt that farming was a divine calling. Chet attended Nyssa High School, Where he was active in sports, especially football and boxing, and was student body treasurer. While in high school, he met Lovelle Wheel- er at a church dance, and two years later married her, his high school sweetheart, on April 5, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. Their first child, J. Roland, was born July 17, 1943. One month after his son was b0m, Chet was drafted into the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the 4th JASCO (Joint Assault Signal Compa- ny), attached to the 1 st Marine Division. He was sent to sig- naling school at Farragut, Ida- ho, where he learned Morse code and semaphore. His duties included ship-to-ship communication and setting up ground communication in combat. Chet participated in the assaults on the islands of Peleliu and Okinawa. After the war, using his Navy pay and money he had saved from selling his beer and cigarette rations, Chet bought his first farm in Mid- dleton, Idaho. Eventually, Chet heard about the Colum- bia Basin Project in Washing- ton, and in 1954 took a trip to Washington to see what the basin had to offer. When Chet was on his way to signaling school at Farragut; Idaho, he had traveled on a train through Quincy. He liked what he saw. Chet bought some farm land in the Quincy Valley, cleared the sage brush; leveled the ground, dug ditches, planted crops and built a house. Chet Staff report The Grant County Boardof Health last week unanimously adopted an ordinance that re- stricts the sale, marketing, use and availability of electronic vapor devices and e-liquid. The board has studied the issue and received public tes- timony for several months. Specific concerns were by- stander exposure to sec- ond-hand vapors and access to children. Electronic vapor devices, also known as electronic cig- arettes or e-cigarettes, are bat- tery powered and can resem- ble cigarettes. They do not contain tobacco, although the nicotine that they can contain may be from tobacco. Surveys show e-cigarettes strongly appeal to minors be- cause of their high technolo- gy design and flavors such as cotton candy and bubblegum. They also present a substan- tial risk of nicotine addiction, according to a press release from the health board. The ordinance, which takes effect Jan. 1, restricts the sale and distribution of electron- ic vapor devices and e-liquid (with or without nicotine) to people 18 and older. Retailers will be required to display a sign that states sales are pro- hibited to youth under the age of 18. It also requires products to be stored behind a counter or in a locked cabinet and pro- hibits sales through vending machines where minors are present. The new ordinance also mirrors the Smoking in Public Places law. This means a per- son cannot use. an electron- ic vapor device in the same places where cigarettes are prohibited. The one exception is ,vape shops" that exclu- sively sell these products and restricts access to minors un- der the age of 18. We offer experience in the lending industry Call us today/ One One Payment CaLL jzo-r 544 NW (zoq) 7s7-sooo W'W'W.~ .C01~ had been farming there ever since. Chet is survived by his son, Jay (Jean) Ashby of Boise, Idaho; his son, Scott (Shau- na) Ashby of Richland; his daughter, Janelle Swapp of Quincy; 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovelle; his par- ents; 11 siblings and a grand- son, Glen. Chet was a devout mem- ber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. He was a wonderful man, a patriot, a +'tinkerer," an excellent harmonica player, a man of God, a loyal friend, a great dad and a fun and loving grandfather. He will be great- ly missed. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, with viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quincy. Dedication of Grave will follow in the Quincy Valley Cemetery. Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.schar- bachs.com. 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