Mavis Hardy Ashby passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2013 at the age of 82. Devoted mother to Susan Ashby (Al Muller) of Pensacola, FL, Ann Ashby Geary (Jim) of New Orleans, LA and Carolyn Ashby Allen (Donald) of Mandeville, LA. Also survived by her life long partner and best friend, Frank A. Ashby, Jr. of Metairie, LA and sister, Lou Hardy Jax of Houston, TX. Loving grandmother to Jennifer Conner, Jim Wicker, James F. Geary, Jr., Ashby Geary Navarro, Alan Cooke, Keaton Cooke, Michael Muller, Rachael Muller, Katherine Allen and Alex Allen and loving great-grandmother to Meg Geary and Camden Conner.
Mavis was born in Houston, Texas. She attended Lamar High School and the University of Texas
. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and an active member of the Orleans Club and Le Petit Salon.
Mavis was a loving mother and the sweetest of people. To know her was to love her. Always kind and cheerful, she never had an unkind word to say about anyone.
The family would like to express sincere thanks of gratitude to Betty Sandoual, a devoted care giver until her time of death, as well as Ginger Barbier of Hospice Compassus.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA. 70124. Visitation from 11:30 AM until the time of the service. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the
. Please visit and sign the family guestbook at www.lakelawnmetairie.com
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