USPEA Remembers Nathan Asby
Portland, Oregon – January 27, 2015 – Nathan “Nate” Asby unexpectedly passed away Jan. 11, 2015.
He was born in San Gabriel, Calif., September 25, 1967. He moved to Lake Oswego with his family in 1974. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1986, attended College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif. for two years and received an AA degree in electronics engineering from ITT Technical Institute in 1991. He worked for Pinnacle Workforce Logistics.
Even though Nathan was born with mild cerebral palsy, he did not let that interfere with any physical activity. Starting at a young age he enjoyed skiing with his family on Mt. Hood and cycling throughout the area. Family ski trips included trips to Canada and Switzerland. He also enjoyed karate and received his black belt in 2013. He enjoyed riding his horse Benny and traveled on several equestrian holidays in Spain, Northern Arizona and Costa Rica. Nathan competed and earned multiple accolades in the Arabian Horse Association horse shows. Recently he was getting ready for his first national para-dressage competition.
Nathan received his Advanced Amateur Radio License while in high school and enjoyed communicating with other hams around the world.
Nathan was a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, Arabian Horse Association, Oregon Dressage Society and the Yudanskai (black belt group) of the Japanese Karate Federation. He was a volunteer instructor at Happy Trails Horse Therapy Center in West Linn, Ore.
Nathan is survived by his mother, Sarah Asby, father, Dennis Asby, sister Carrie Asby, grandmother Bette Asby of Westminster, Colo. and horse, Benny.
A celebration of Nate’s life will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, Ore. from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and share any special memories of Nate.
Memorial contributions in Nate’s name can be made to the United States Para-Equestrian Association (www.uspea.org) or the Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedathletes.org).