Ashley Marie Cirullo Prutch. Sweet. Sophisticated. Kind. Beautiful. Ashley may have been tiny in stature, but she had the biggest heart and the strongest will. She was truly one tough cookie. Ashley was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo. on Sept. 3, 1985, and was taken from us way too soon on Jan. 26, 2015. She was a graduate from South High School in 2004. Ashley earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008, and eventually moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to be with the love of her life. She danced through life, affecting everyone who came into contact with her. Ashley was loved an admired by all. She was easy going, Sweet and just wanted to make everyone happy. Her contagious smile and sweet giggle could light up a room. Her beauty radiated from the inside out. Not only was she a fashionista and make-up extraordinaire, but she also worked with children in behavioral and mental health. Ashley had a gentle way and was pivotal in changing many children's lives. As stated by the late and great sports anchor, Stuart Scott, when speaking of his battle with cancer, 'When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.' She lived every day very much in love with her kind, compassionate and doting husband, Zack. Their love is all that is true and pure. They dated for five years and were married on August 2, 2014. He loved her to the moon and he was all she ever wanted. Ashley is survived by her amazing and loving husband, Zack Prutch; parents, Michelle and Tom Flesher; sisters, Mikaelah (Karl) Kuenhold, Rachel (Nick) Flesher; in-laws, Carl and Alene Prutch, Brian Prutch and Julie Prutch; grandparents, Roberta and Robert Cline (Mamaw and Papaw), John and Joann Cirullo and Ann Flesher; great grandmother, Margaret Mikita; best friends, Brittany Jones and Ashley Lalezari; godmother, Mardell (Charles) DiDomenico; and godfather, David (Kathy) Cirullo; and countless other friends and family who miss her dearly. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Mike Mikita, Jr., Josephine Roman, Wyborn Cline, and Bernard and Mary Cirullo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences,

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  1. My condolences are with the Family and Friends as you grieve. At such times of sorrow we may ask, “Will I ever see or embrace my loved one again?” Jesus answers at John 11:11-44 saying: “Lazarus! Come on out!” And he did.
    Patiently waiting for all those in the memorial tombs to hear Jesus’s voice and come on out. May we all be there to welcome all those sleeping in death back to an earth that God originally promised. – Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3-5; Isaiah 65:17-22
    La Chelle Yates

  2. I did not know your loved one, but something about the obituary caught my attention. She must have been extraordinary. This is quite a tribute! I teach a class in prison for women who are getting ready to parole. Part of what we talk about is our legacies and what people will say about us and how we lived our life. Obviously Ashley is going to leave an amazing legacy. I hope it is ok if I share this with my class, I think it makes quite a statement. My condolences for your loss! Heikei Kovacich

  3. Tom and Michelle, there just aren’t words to express how heart broken I am for you with the loss of your beautiful and precious Ashley. i have seen the pride and love on both your faces when talking about her. You both will be in my prayers as you try to navigate through this difficult loss. i am just so very sorry. Johnna Doyle

  4. “Death leaves a heartache
    No one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory
    No one can steal.” Author Unknown

    There are no right words to help you through the loss of Ashley. Just know that you have the support of your friends and family just as you supported Ashley through her battle, which (as you so aptly stated) she won through the way she lived her life and the love she leaves behind.

  5. Zack and Family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Ashley. We sincerely enjoyed getting to know her and Zack while living in our community. Our deepest condolences go out to your entire family. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Your friends from The Mercer

  6. Tom and Michelle,
    We are so sorry to hear about your daughter. Our thoughts are with you doing this difficult time.
    Richard Robb and JoAnne Purke

  7. Tom and Michelle,
    We are so sorry to hear about your daughter. Our thoughts are with you doing this difficult time.
    Richard Robb and JoAnne Purkey

  8. Ashley was the most loving heart. She helped many children through tough times in her work. Rest in peace, Ashley, and eventual peace to those who love her dearly.

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