Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Sidney “Sid” Allen Ashmore Jr.

Born: 8/14/1944

Died: 4/18/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Sidney “Sid” Allen Ashmore Jr., 60, passed away April 18, 2005, at his home in Edgewood, New Mexico. He was born August 14, 1944, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Sidney Sr. and Ethel Lawrence Ashmore.

He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed at Amarillo, Texas, Air Force Base. After several tours of duty, Ashmore owned several businesses, eventually moving to Socorro.He was an avid Ham Radio Operator. In his 40s, Sid went to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology when he was 50. He moved to Albuquerque and earned his master’s in human resources development and counseling. He began working in juvenile probation in the mid-1990s. As a juvenile probation officer who helped countless young people, Sid was known for the popular Kasey Says truancy prevention program. He devoted his life to helping New Mexico’s young people and was a valuable member of the state’s anti-truancy team. He retired from the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department in 2003 because of health problems.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald Ashmore.

Survivors include his former wife, Cynthia Ashmore, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his first wife, Brenda Ashmore, of Socorro, New Mexico; sons, Keith Aaron Ashmore of Farmington, New Mexico, and Kirk Elliott Ashmore of Albuquerque; daughter, Karmen Marie Ashmore of Tucson, Arizona; brothers, John Ashmore and Michael Ashmore, both of Florida; and Jerry Ashmore of Kansas.