December 4, 2011
Ashley Simchick, of Dallas, passed away suddenly in her home on Sunday, December 4, 2011. She was born in Kingston, January 2, 1986, daughter of Jill Ketchel of Swoyersville and John Simchick, Shavertown. Ashley was a 2004 graduate of Dallas Senior High School, and was employed as a veterinary technician. She loved animals and was whole-heartedly devoted to her beloved companion, Doc, also known as Dookie. There are many pets that owe their happiness and comfort to her constant love and concern. She was also a talented and gifted artist, and a wonderful person who could light up a room with just a smile. In addition to her parents, Ashley is survived by her step-father, John Ketchel; step-mother, Lijang Simchick; sister, Mallory Simchick; maternal grandparents, Donald and Blodwen Shaffer; paternal grandparents, John and Antoinette Simchick; and by her many family and friends who loved her and will miss her dearly. Family and friends are asked to attend a Celebration of Life viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. A Blessing service will be held at 8 p.m., with Pastor James Quinn officiating. In lieu of flowers, her family asks contributions be made in her honor to the Luzerne County SPCA, or to the Blue Chip Animal Shelter, where she volunteered.
Published in Times Leader on Dec. 7, 2011