Marvin J Ashton
- Category : 1915-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 2
American Mormon missionary and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1971 until his death.
Ashton worked in the lumber business as a youth. He graduated from the University of Utah. He served a mission in Great Britain, where his mission president was Hugh B. Brown. He worked as managing director of LDS Social Services.
Ashton served as a member of the Utah State Senate from 1957 to 1961 as a Republican. He was also president of the Deseret Book publishing compmany and involved in other business ventures including a lumber company.
From 1958 to 1969, Ashton was an assistant to the general superintendent of the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. Ashton was ordained an apostle on 2 December 1971, after the death of Richard L. Evans.
Ashton was involved with the Boy Scouts of America most of his life and earned Eagle Scout as an adult in 1963. As an adult he was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Silver Beaver Award and the Silver Antelope Award.
Ashton and his wife, Norma Berntson, were the parents of four children. He died on 25 February 1994, aged 78, in Salt Lake City.