Lorna Kay Asay


(April 21, 1942 – April 22, 2011)

Lorna Kay Asay died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 22, 2011. She was 69.

Lorna was born in Powell on April 21, 1942, the oldest of twin girls. She was the daughter of Lawrence Asay and Betty Jean (Laing-Asay) Braig.

Lorna married Allen Mercer on May 15, 1960. To this union they had three daughters, Connie, Tammy and Wendy.

Lorna married Gary E. Asay on Sept. 14, 1985. To this union she was blessed to share in the lives of Gary’s four children, Rob, Kerri, Brandon and Jami.

Lorna was a hard worker. In her early years she owned and operated movie theatres in Basin and Powell. She then went on to operate the Aqua Grow Green Houses in Powell. In 1985 Lorna attended and graduated from Bank Teller School in Utah. She also worked at Secure A Tronics in Cody and Blair’s in Powell.

Many of her most precious memories were family gatherings and the holidays. She had that special knack for making special occasions fun and decorated for every holiday.

Lorna was an avid bridge player, scrapbooker and a wonderful cook. She loved spending time at the cabin in Crandall. Lorna and Gary spent their most memorable times snowmobiling and riding their four-wheelers. She was also a member of the Powell Eagles.

Lorna was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Asay and Betty Jean Braig, stepfather, Jake Braig; brothers, Tommy Braig and Mark Asay.

Lorna is survived by her husband, Gary E. Asay; mother-in-law Betty Asay; daughters: Connie (Curt) Stebner, Tammy (Nick) Siddle, Wendy (Chuck) Carver, Kerri (Brad) Kolb, Jami Asay; sons: Rob (Karyn) Asay, Brandon (Diedre) Asay; twin sister, Laura (Jerry) Maneval; sisters: Jackie (Bob) Drake, Dora (Royce) Peterson, Sherri Boatman; half sisters: Shelly, Sherry and Nancy Asay; brothers: Butch (Norma) Asay, and Terry Asay; brother-in-laws: Doc (Kathy) Asay, and Mike Asay; 14 grandchildren: Troy (Edie) Siddle, Kelly Siddle, Cory Stebner, Chancey Stebner, Lorraine Craver, Erica Carver, Sondra Carver, Randi Asay, Danielle Asay, Kodee Asay, Landin Kolb, Ostin Kolb, Louis Hibbs and Rylee Hibbs; two great-grandchildren: Mary Carver and Rayan Carver; and several special nieces and nephews who were like her own children.

Her family will miss Lorna more than words could ever express.

A viewing for family and friends will be on Thursday, April 28, between 6-8 p.m., at the Thompson Funeral Home in Powell.

A celebration of Lorna’s life will be held at the United Methodist Church in Powell on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Graveside services will immediately follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Following interment, a reception will be held at the Powell Eagles Lodge.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.