Ashley Vivian Rolf-Batters, born Oct. 28, 1987, died April 6, 2007, due to injuries sustained in a tragic car accident.
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She was born in Sheridan, Wyo., and moved with her mom to Bozeman when she was three years old. She attended Monforton School from kindergarten through eighth grade, then attended Bozeman Senior High School where she graduated in 2006.
In her early years of school, with the help and guidance of her mentor and teacher Mike Pierre, she developed a passion for math and learning in general.
Once she reached high school, Ashley changed her aspiration to become a veterinarian to a great passion for auto mechanics. Her teacher Jeff Stovall assisted Ashley to rebuild her Grandpa Hale's 1963 Chevy short-box truck, only increasing her love of working on cars.
During her senior year, Ashley was one of two girls chosen in the state of Montana to participate in the annual Ford/AAA troubleshooter's contest, held in Helena. Upon completion and graduation, she was offered a scholarship to Ohio Technical College as well as a Worthy Student Scholarship from Bozeman Senior High School.
Ashley's interests varied and she loved all animals, large and small, and was involved in the local Arabian Horse Club. She won numerous competitions and awards for her riding abilities and gained many lifelong friendships.
Ashley's love of life, family and friends was evident in everything she did. Her sense of adventure never wavered. She loved to try something new on a daily basis. She recently had taken up the sport of female boxing and was looking forward to her first sparring match.
Ashley was a beautiful, vivacious woman with a zest for life that touched many lives, including those of her brothers Dusty and Jordan, and those of her close friends Linda, Stevie and Johnny.
Survivors include her parents Ron and Melissa Batters and brothers Dusty and Jordan of the family home; grandparents: Peg and Dave Cobb of Arizona, Jim and Patty Batters of Washington and Lloyd Rolf of Sundance, Wyo.; Uncle Perry and Aunt Patty Thompson and cousins Annique and Kyle Fenlason, all of Bozeman; Aunt Tina Whittington of Boise, Idaho; and Dallas Rolf and family of Sundance.
She was preceded in death by her Grandpa Hale Hubbard and namesake Grandma Vivian Ruby Hubbard, of Bozeman, and Pat Rolf of Sundance.
Viewing and a public visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Four Corners Baptist Church with a reception to follow. Casual attire is encouraged.
Ashley was looking forward to all that life held for her, and her family is deeply saddened by the loss of Ashley. But we look forward to the day when we will be joined again with her in heaven.
Donations may be made to help with final expenses at the Big Sky Western Bank at Four Corners or in Bozeman.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 9, 2007