There hasn't been a day that i think about Ashley. She was my best friend. I remember the day we met and were literally inseparable. We first met Centennial HS; it was our sophomore year. A mutual friend had introduced us. We became the best of friends from day one. We had so much in common. We just knew we were meant to be friends.. we did nearly everything together.. lol, we did a lot of scheming together too; my fondest memories are shared with her. We went to both Jr and Sr prom together, we both decided to attend ASU together, we were roommates, we joined footklan together, i was with her for very first tattoo--funny story, we had agreed to get tattoos together when we turned 18, we were both scared and excited at the same time but she was brave enough to go through it; matter fact the needle "TICKLED" her; she giggled through the entire session, me on the other hand i chicken out, lol and she would remind me of it every chance she can get and convince me to get one. Ashley was full of life, all smiles! we were never bored together...i miss her and it hurts to know that i can only see her smile in my memories and pictures. I already know how i feel without my best friend and i cannot imagine how her family is feeling. My deepest condolences go out to Anette, Butch and Channing. I love you
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Ashley was my sister, I loved her more then I could describe. I will always remember ripping the heads off her barbies and ruining her Elvis doll. She ran to mom and told on me and I was in so much trouble. I also remember when it use to storm or when it was Christmas time I would always sleep in her bed. I even helped her hide all her tattoo's from our parents when she first got them done. Even though we had our ups and downs she was my sister and I loved her unconditionally. Now I'm here six months later wishing I could of had one more day with her. I regret not being there when I should of for her but her and I both know that if I could I would of been. She knows how much I love her and how I wouldn't have traded her for anyone else. I think of her everyday and I'm so happy that I get to see her in my dreams now and then. One day my mother father sister and I will all be reunited again and be happy once more. I love you ash and no matter what you will always be my big sister and you will always be in my heart and memories. I look at your pictures everyday and it makes
Feel just a little closer to you. This isn't good bye it's see you soon. Again I love you and no one will ever replace you in mine or mommy and daddy's life.
Dearest Ashley, you will be missed terribly by your Adlib family here in New York. I cant believe you are gone we just texted each other on Christmas, seems like just yesterday. Your pictures are still on display in the pan yard from when we performed at the New York boat show. Many memories are all we have left.They are great memories like me trying to comb that wild hair of yours. Rest in Peace dear Ashley.......
I just found out that Ashley passed. Sorry to hear. I know her from our summer's playing pan in N.Y.with Adlib. We enjoyed and had lots of fun while doing it. She was always caring and willing To teach me along the way. I will cherish the good times we did share together. My condolences to the family.
I just received the news. My friend...I wish we had stayed in touch over the years. I am in complete shock!!! You, at age 9, were the one who taught me, at age 15, how to play the bass. Had fun times hanging out with you at your home when we were younger. I'm gonna miss you my friend. LOVE YOU ALWAYS ..... Tamikah
Thinking about Ashley's teenage years brings back sweet memories as I watched her grow and morph into this beautiful young lady with a strong yet gently personality – that smile; her determination, her strength, her tenacity to overcome obstacles and her quiet resolve. I think of these things and I smile, my heart soars.
Ashley as an adult – I could not have wished for or asked for a better daughter. Words cannot express the depth of my love/feelings for this adult child of mine. What a wonderful human being she was.
Mommy loves you!
Ashley entered this life at 8:59 p.m. on July 14, 1987. What an amazing introduction to motherhood it was; an absolutely wonderful and magical moment for me.
As a toddler Ashley was beautiful, happy, funny, curious, sweet, and loving – a hugger for sure. An abundance of hair crowned her small head and that smile; yes, that smile and those beautiful eyes that I would get lost in.
As a child Ashley was curious but careful, full of questions but respectful, very loving and kind with the most captivating smile that melted hearts and caused everyone to fall in love with her. Her grandmother referred to her lovingly as an ‘old soul' that was here before.
Ashley was a creative and artistic person. She had such a passion for music and dancing; she attended Spivac Dance Academy where she was able to enjoy, explore and master tap, jazz, and ballet dancing. Ashley later became a fill-in instructor there and was able to share her passion/love for dancing with younger kids.
Ashley, even though you are no longer with us, your spirit and memories will live on through those who are in this physical world. You showed courage and strength during your battle; and I admired you for that. Rest in Peace Ashley
Ashley, I just talked with your mother and I must say that you continue to make us smile and bring us comfort. It's just a testament of how caring, loving, and selfless you are. You were always concerned about others before yourself. What an inspiration you will always be for me. I love you always!
A glimpse into Ashley's heart
On her closet mirror she wrote some quotes. This one stood out more than the others: WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE, OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER, THE WORLD WILL HAVE PEACE.
I would like all to ponder that quote from the core of your deepest understanding. And I give you a glimpse into my own interpretation: Our love of power does not only rest with the leaders of the world who have no respect for the defenseless, or for true human rights, but also with each individual's quest to be always right, and to dominate whenever given the chance. We always want to make sure each has paid the ultimate price before forgiveness is ever considered. This brings to mind this powerful quote from Nelson Mandela, …As I took my final steps to freedom, I knew I had to forgive those who had imprisoned me, or else I would be forever imprisoned”.
Ashley loved stars so much so she had her right arm tattooed with them. To me this symbolizes her life - a beautiful shining star in the distance for only those in that part of the world lucky enough to see that special twinkling star that night. Her smile, a reflection from her humane heart, healing for that lucky passerby.
As I entered Phoenix
The heavens open
Were those your tears?
You know, it is said, when it rains when someone dies the dead is crying. Are those tears of joy because I came to say farewell, or are they tears of sadness because I arrived too late? I don't think I will ever stop questioning myself what if I got to you earlier. ….
Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
Because love comes slow and it goes so fast
It was her time
She had to go.
True love is forever.
One love one heart, let's get together and feel alright ……. As it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end …. Bob Marley.
Love you, Ash.
Ashley I will always remember your sweet smile and laughter and most of all how you would always be polite and call me Mr. Joe no matter what was going on in your life. That brought peace to this old biker everytime. RIP Ashley I will miss you.
She was such a ray of sunshine!
I would like to just say that u hold a place n my heart forever. We went through alot and i feel special,blessed privileged to have even know u..i still can't believe this and it weird that ur not here. I miss u..
I remember her being one of the first graff class students. Sorry to hear about this so sad
When you are wondering how an old buddy is doing, don't wait to contact them. You'll never know when you'll get the chance to see them again. RIP Ashley Carey
Ashley was such a sweet gurl... Always willing to help... I am glad to have known her.... RIP Girly!
RIP Ashley Carey I was blessed to know you for the brief time I did. You were such an amazing spirit. You are truly missed.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Ashley's passing. I knew Ashley when she worked at Acquinity Interactive as a sales agent. I was her sales trainer, and literally fell in love with her spirit and contagious smile immediately. Ashley taught me the dance called "The Wobble". Every time I walked by her desk, we would both hug and then start to "Wobble". She made me laugh, and now this news makes me cry. Although she has left this world, the memories she created in us will remain always. Ashley, I will always remember you. You always left a handprint on my heart. RIP dear friend and wonderful soul, sweet Ashley. Xoxoxo
Ashley and I met through Candace while we all were at ASU. Her spirit was beautiful and her passion for fashion and dance were amazing. I recently kept running into her each time I visited Arizona as I live in California now. I am thankful that God allowed for us to run into each other. However I'm sad I didn't know that was our last run in. But thank you to her family and God for sharing her with me!
Butch, we are extremely sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family for losing Ashley at such young age. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart is heavy with the news of Ashley's passing. She was by far one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I am sad that we lost touch over the last few years. She had a way of always make you laugh, she was truly a special person.
Ashley and I met during our freshmen year of college at ASU and we immediately bonded. Ashley was always there for me during my highest highs and lowest lows and she always made me laugh. I am so grateful that I had an opportunity to know such a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences go to her family and friends. Ashley, I love you and I am comforted by the fact that you are with us always!
Ashley was a great person. Although we didn't have the chance to hang out much, it was always fun when we did. Ashley always had a way of making me feel like I was family. She will be missed and forever remembered.