April 13, 1929 ~ June 17, 2017
Born in: McGuffy, OH,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Alice Elaine Ashley, 88, passed away June 17, 2017. Survived by her daughters, Deidre Ashley and Kim (Nick) Geier; granddaughters, Kaitlynn (Chris Oreskovich) Geier and Hailey Geier; sisters, Kathleen Wolgamot and Sally Mizell; sisters-in-law, Pat Gossard and Joyce Gossard; numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Ivan M. Ashley Jr.; parents, Eileen Wolgamot and Claude Gossard; in-laws, Nellie S. Ashley and Ivan M. Ashley; brothers, Morris Dean Gossard and Leonard Gossard. Alice was born to Eileen (Fanning) and Claude Gossard on April 13, 1929, in McGuffey, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a BS degree in education and received a lifetime teaching certificate. She moved to Colorado where she was employed by Pueblo School District # 60 and taught at Lincoln and Carlile Elementary Schools. Her greatest joy was spending time with her granddaughters and supporting them with everything they did. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in pen and had a great love of reading; master of Trivial Pursuit and the partner everyone wanted for a game of Spades. She enjoyed picnics at San Isabel Lake and spending time at the family property in Rye. Member of First United Methodist Church and NEA. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com *******
Deidre and Kim, I’m so sad to hear of your loss. I remember when visiting my Aunt Peggy & Uncle Stan and visiting with you and your mom across the street. She was a wonderful lady and definitely will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy. Love, Susie Yarnell
Deidre and Kim, Shirley and I are so sadden by the loss of your mother. We so hoped to see her in August. We always stopped in to see her when we came back to Pueblo it was tradition. We will miss her smile and laugh. Alice was loved by many and will truly be missed. Love to you and Kim. Also give our love and condolences to your Aunts. Peace, Love &Faith;
From Sally, her sister: I love you and miss you.
From Kathy, her sister: You will be missed, with all my love, Kathy.
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very good person. Always kind and supportive. A great teacher as well.
Deidre and Family, my condolences to you all during this time. I remember well her teaching days at Carlile where her room was right next to my mom’s classroom. I was thrilled to see her several weeks ago as she stopped by to visit my mom and I for a few moments…still a gracious soul with a quick smile. Peace be with you all.
Dear Ashley family, Mrs. Ashley was a major figure in my life. I feel blessed to have had her as my 3rd grade teacher. So many great memories of her class at Carlile in the small separate building that was home to our class. One great memory was of her reading us The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She was a great teacher and role model exuding intelligence, class, discipline and appropriate humor. As the years went on, she became a great friend and it was always fun running into her and catching up. She will always hold a big place in my heart. The world would be in great shape if all teachers were formed in her mold.
You are a very special lady Alice who will be greatly missed. Praise God that we will see each other again in heaven!
Continued prayers and thoughts for family and friends during this difficult time. Love to all!