7/3/1951 - 12/1/2019
James Leeds Ashmore of Victorville, California, died Sunday, Dec. 1, after a long illness.
James was born July 3, 1951, in Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Mitchell Prep, moved to Hawaii, and lived most of his life in California.
He was an independent thinker and free spirit who loved landscape design, animals, writing and helping people see life through a new lens. There are many who will miss him dearly.
James loved Santa Claus Beach and had a passion for keeping it clean, while helping to maintain the area. In his honor people are encouraged to do what they can to help continue to keep it a beautiful place.
James is survived by his two daughters, Danoucha Reynon and Emmaly Read, a brother Ed Ashmore, and two sisters, Barbara Allen and Lee Glover, eight nieces and nephews, many cousins and family members, and his best friend Mike Rupert.
A private service was held in Carpinteria.