Edwards Funeral Home


Keith G Ashinhurst

July 2, 1935October 5, 2021
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Keith George (Pete) Ashinhurst was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Horace Keith and Myrle Irene (Watts) Ashinhurst on July 2, 1935. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 5, 2021, at the age of 86. Keith was living in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the time of his passing.

Keith spent four years in the Navy and 16+ years in the Air Force and worked in Civil Engineering as an electrician.

He loved to travel! His service in the military fueled his love of travel and he, along with his family, traveled extensively around the world.

Keith always had an interest in flying and pursued that dream after retiring. He, and his very reluctant wife, flew whenever they could. He really enjoyed flying, and she really enjoyed landing.

Keith also had a love for birds. He was an avid birdwatcher and often took trips to various places, in their motor home, just to watch different species of birds migrating through.

Keith and his wife spent many years ministering in Christian camps from Texas to Colorado. Keith is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorthy May (Rains) Ashinhurst, two daughters, Brenda Kaye Ashinhurst, and Karla Jo Rodgers (Don), six grandchildren, Jeremy Henson (Rebecca), Rachel Henson, Joshua Henson, Bethany Guerrero (Homero), Staci Phelps (Robert), and Holly Bomar (Solomon) and 13 great grandchildren, Kylee Phelps, Rylea Guinn, Josten Henson, Arianna Phelps, Austin Kang, Kinley Bomar, Sebastian Guerrero, Dominick Guerrero, Winter Bomar, Orion Bomar, Liliana Guerrero, Shiloh Bomar, and Baby Guerrero. He is also survived by Ruth Ashinhurst, and his two brothers, Jack Ashinhurst (Fran), Robert Ashinhurst (Linda), and three sisters, Lynn Wozniak, Judy Simon (Tim), and Lora Ashinhurst and two brothers-in-law, Charles Rains (Clara) and Frank Rains (Wanda).

Keith has numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.


  • There will be a private Celebration of Keith’s Life for his family October 17, 2021


Keith G Ashinhurst

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Charlotte Ree

October 16, 2021

Keith was such a fun loving friend! He was blunt ,funny ,serious ,witty ,and becautious because you just never knew what was next!🤓Sid and I loved going to church with him and Dorothy at Lakeview so many years ago!! He is missed ❤️

Debbie Coulter

October 16, 2021

Keith is a very special man. It's hard to put into words what he means to me and my family. He encouraged me during my own fight with cancer. He loved people dearly and was always there if you needed something. He is a great man of God..
I will miss his hugs and big smile. Heaven has gained a true blessing. Rejoice in your new mansion Keith. Love you and will miss you.

Bob and Terry McGough

October 12, 2021

Knew Keith at church. A gentleman who loved the Lord and was very patriotic for his country. Being a cancer survivor myself, he always asked how I was doing (truly caring and with always a smile) He genuinely made us feel loved as brother and sister in Christ.