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Marvin J. Ashton
Full name Marvin Jeremy Ashton
Born May 6, 1915(1915-05-06)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah
Died February 25, 1994 (aged 78)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Apostle
Called by Joseph Fielding Smith
Ordained December 2, 1971 (aged 56)
Ordination reason Death of Richard L. Evans
End of term February 25, 1994 (aged 78)
End reason Death
Reorganization at end of term Robert D. Hales ordained
LDS Church General Authority
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by David O. McKay
Start of term October 3, 1969 (aged 54)
End of term December 2, 1971 (aged 56)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Joseph Fielding Smith
Start of term December 2, 1971 (aged 56)
End of term February 25, 1994 (aged 78)
End reason Death

Marvin Jeremy Ashton (May 6, 1915 – February 25, 1994) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1971 until his death.

Ashton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the son of Marvin O. Ashton, a prominent local leader of the LDS Church who later became a general authority of the church. The younger Ashton worked in the lumber business as a youth. He graduated from the University of Utah. He served a mission in Great Britain, where his mission president was Hugh B. Brown. He worked as managing director of LDS Social Services.

From 1958 to 1969, Ashton was an assistant to the general superintendent of the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. He served as assistants to superintendents Joseph T. Bentley and G. Carlos Smith.

Ashton was ordained an Apostle on December 2, 1971 after the death of Richard L. Evans. Ashton was an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles between 1969 and his call to the Quorum of the Twelve.

Ashton died on February 25, 1994 and was succeeded by Robert D. Hales.

Ashton was involved with the Boy Scouts of America most of his life and earned Eagle Scout as an adult in 1963. As an adult he was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA), the Silver Beaver Award and the Silver Antelope Award.

Marvin J. Ashton's grave marker

Published works

  • Ashton, Marvin J (1987). Be of Good Cheer. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87579-106-9.  
  • --- (1998). Classic Talks. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87579-983-3.  
  • --- (1991). The Measure of Our Hearts. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87579-564-1.  
  • --- (1990). One for the Money. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ISBN 0-87579-417-3.  
  • --- (1978). What Is Your Destination?. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87747-719-1.  
  • --- (1982). Ye Are My Friends. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87747-934-8.  

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Boyd K. Packer
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
December 2, 1971–February 25, 1994
Succeeded by
Bruce R. McConkie
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