Wendell J Ashton
- Category : 1912-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
American publisher, particularly of the Deseret News (from 1978 to 1985) and director of the Public Communications Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the elder brother of church apostle Marvin J. Ashton.
After earning a degree in business from the University of Utah, Ashton served an LDS mission in the British Isles. He was a mission companion of future church president Gordon B. Hinckley.
Ashton and his first wife, Marian Reynolds, had six children. After she died, he married Belva Barlow in 1964. Wendell and Belva had one daughter.
Ashton also wrote several books, one along with Ab Jenkins. He also wrote a biography of Aurelia Spencer Rogers.
He died on 31 August 1995, aged 82.