95, of Aurora, passed away at the University of Colorado Medical Center on March 25, 2015. Merril was born in White River, South Dakota on July 23, 1919 to Charles W. and Alice Astleford. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Shirley. Merril is survived by his son, Daniel. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Merril will be missed by those who knew him.