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Daryle H. Ashcraft

August 6, 1933 - July 25, 2013
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Daryle Hugh Ashcraft passed away July 25, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the third son of Jim Bob and Rachel (Dorries) Ashcraft, born on August 6, 1933, at Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma. As a young boy, the family moved to Mena, Arkansas. In 1942, the family came to Oregon, settling in the Detroit-Idanha area, for several years. When the family moved to Prineville in 1948, Daryle attended Crook County High School until he graduated with the Class of 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, beginning his years of training and service. His tour of duty took him to Okinawa, Japan, and Korea. In 1957, while...
Daryle Hugh Ashcraft passed away July 25, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the third son of Jim Bob and Rachel (Dorries) Ashcraft, born on August 6, 1933, at Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
As a young boy, the family moved to Mena, Arkansas. In 1942, the family came to Oregon, settling in the Detroit-Idanha area, for several years. When the family moved to Prineville in 1948, Daryle attended Crook County High School until he graduated with the Class of 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, beginning his years of training and service. His tour of duty took him to Okinawa, Japan, and Korea. In 1957, while stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, he was discharged with honors at the rank of Sargent First Class.
Daryle began his family when he married Rae LaVonne Gumpert on August 1, 1957. He worked with his father in the local timber industry until he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency in September, 1959. With his training as an Electronics Specialist, he took his family on a global adventure. Until 1969, the growing family lived in Okinawa, Japan, Cyprus, the Philippines, and Germany. The family settled in Virginia until his retirement in1978. During his tenure in the CIA, Daryle traveled to 44 different countries and nearly all 50 states. In 1978, Daryle returned to Prineville with his family. He worked the family ranch, through the generations with his father, his son, and his grandsons. He also began a second career as an electrician in the local lumber mills, working for Hudspeth Pine, Louisiana Pacific, Prineville Sawmill, and Woodward companies. Daryle finally began his complete retirement in 2000.
Since the family's return to Prineville, Daryle has been active in the Prineville Elks Lodge # 1814. Besides holding several offices over the years, he served as the Exalted Ruler from 1991-92. He also belonged to the America Legion in Prineville and the Moose Lodge in Virginia. Daryle enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening throughout his life. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Daryle is survived by his wife Rae of 56 years, his son Leeland (and Jane) Ashcraft and daughter Darla Ashcraft, all of Prineville. Also his daughter Lisa (and Doug) West of Portland and daughter Laura Buening of Bend. Daryle leaves the legacy of a large extended family. His grandchildren Jerred (and Correy) Ashcraft, Leslie (and John) Riley, and Michael Honeywell and his great-grand-daughters Moriah, Rachel, and Joslin. Also step-grandchildren Jada, Shane, Ben, and Dani with step-great-grandchildren Stephanie, Ryan, and Braylen. And Rick Buening, a close family friend. And all of their families. He is survived by his brother Doug Ashcraft, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Jim Bob and Rachel Ashcraft, his parents-in-law Willard and Rosalia Gumpert, his brother Jimmie Ashcraft, and brother-in-law Arlen Gumpert.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the Prineville Funeral Home, followed by military honors at Juniper Haven Cemetery. A luncheon will be held directly thereafter at the Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Children's Eye Clinic (c/o BPOE #1814, PO Box 538, Prineville, OR), St. Charles Hospice of Prineville, or any charity of choice.

"Dear Ashcraft Family Very happy to know Sir Daryle, he always treated me and my husband with friendship and respect, he will be missed dearly. Dorotea &..."

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