Deborah Ashley

9/22/1960 - 6/19/2024

Deborah Ashley

9/22/1960 - 6/19/2024


Deborah "Debbie"  Ashley, born on September 22, 1960, to John and Barbara (Curlett) Hart, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2024. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

Debbie graduated from North Central High School in 1978, where she met her future husband, James Ashley. The two shared a beautiful journey together, marked by love, laughter, and mutual support. Debbie went on to graduate from Butler University. Her multifaceted roles and achievements reflect a life lived with purpose and was marked by a deep love for her family, a passion for the outdoors, a commitment to serving her community, and her generosity to others. Her children have many fond memories of her involvement in their various activities, such as, Girl Scouts, baseball/softball, and swimming. Debbie loved the water and taking friends and family boating and teaching others to water ski. She enjoyed biking, swimming and walking- among many other activities.

After a fulfilling career at the family business, Ashley Safe & Security, Debbie retired to focus on her health and family. Her retirement was filled with the things she loved most: caring for her horses and Newfoundland dogs, exploring nature, relaxing at her cabin, and traveling to national parks. Debbie's active participation in her church and her zest for life were evident to all who knew her. She lived each day to its fullest, finding happiness in her loved ones and friends, and left an indelible mark on the world.

Debbie is survived by her husband, James; and their children, Donald Jones, Laura (Anthony) Nigbur, Megan (Jun) Xiao, and Ellen Jones. Her legacy continues through her beloved grandchildren, Dillon, Evelyn, Lucy, Raegan, Anthony, and Rylie, who brought immense joy to her life. Debbie is also survived by her sister, Rebecca Furtado; and a host of extended family members who held a special place in her heart.

A celebration of Debbie's life will be held at Glendale Seventh Day Adventist Church on August 3, 2024 at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Riverview Health Foundation, reflecting Debbie's commitment to making a positive impact on the world.

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Cathy Smith

I met Debbie on an online PTSD forum and became friends with her and Rebecca on Facebook. She was very supportive and loving with a genuine zest for life. A beautiful person inside and out. Genuine sympathy goes to her family and friends. From Cath, Warrington UK