STEVEN WAYNE ASHWORTH, 54, of Ranger, TX died on
June 30, 2013 from Glicoblastoma multiforme (GBM)
Steve was born June 5, 1959 in Seminole, TX to Bettie
Sue (Currie) Grice Smith of Eastland and Earl Wayne
Ashworth of Porter. He attended Ranger High School in
the Class of 1978 and married Kimmie Booth (RHS-1976)
in June of 1987.
Steve was a roughneck and loved working in the oil
field. When work was slow in the petroleum industry he
worked construction, laid fiber optic lines, worked in
chemical waste disposal, and any other job that would
provide for his family. He has done just about every
job related to the petroleum business but his main
specialty was well completion. At the time of his
death he owned a consulting business & was contracted
by Patterson UTI Drilling Company.
He is survived by his wife of Ranger; by his mother;
by three daughters: Amiee Baker and husband Mike of
Hot Springs, Arkansas; Rocki Hughes of Ranger; Robin
Tice (RHS-1997) and husband Josh of Gordon; by two
sons: Lance Fox of McKinney and MacDaniel Ashworth
of Ranger; by seven grandchildren: Zephyr Tice, Grant
Brown, Koi Diaz, Desi Hicks, Jordan Cook, Dyllan (RHS-
2013) & Skyi (RHS-2015) Rhyne; by three great-grand-
children: Jack and Eli Diaz, & Isabell Hicks; by one
sister Lesa Herod (RHS-1981) & husband Steven of
Eastland; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father James Kenneth
Grice (RHS-1957), and son Nicholas Wayne Ashworth,
and by his grandparents Mac & Lorene Currie.
Steve did not have a "bucket list" of things he wanted
to do when he found out he was dying. He said, "I had
a 'Huckleberry Finn' childhood, I lived, worked, and
had adventures all over the country, & there is nothing
I need to do or see. All I want is to enjoy my friends
and family." That he did.