Born April 3, 1985 in Towanda, she was a wellknown young girl with many friends. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the Class of 2003, where she was a varsity wrestling cheerleader and studied cosmetology at the Sullivan- Towanda Vo-Tech School.
She lived in Sullivan County all of her life, loving every minute of it. Ashley never took life for granted. She worked until her Lupus no longer permitted her to. Some may remember seeing her at the register at the Acorn or the Dushore Market always smiling.
She always tried to be independent and always enjoyed life and always picked out the beauty in everything. She had the biggest kindest heart. Her babies were her kitties that she adopted six years ago, Victoria and Pixie. Her favorite colors were pink and purple; she was a big kid at heart. Tinker Bell was her most favorite, she had Tinker Bell everything. She was always saying one day Tink would sprinkle her fairy dust on her and make her all better.
Ashley loved to listen to music and watch movies of all kinds, especially Disney. She also loved fishing and shooting her bow on her own or with her brother, Dan and her best friend, Heidi Bayer or step-dad, Troy Shults, who predeceased her in October 2009,
She also liked football, her team was the New England Patriots, and for some reason she liked John Deere tractors.
Ashley was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, and a member of the Dushore American Legion Unit #996 Auxiliary.
Surviving are her mother, Diane Orlowski Dyer Shults of Dushore; a brother, Dan Dyer and friend, Josie Burnet of Dushore; a sister, Natalie Dyer and friend, Jaimie Wood of Dushore; step-brother, Jamie Shults and friend, Lisa Vincent of Monroeton; also her best friend, Heidi Bayer of Dushore; maternal grandfather, William Orlowski of Mildred; paternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara Dyer of Port Richie, FL; father, Richard Dyer of FL; great aunt, Patricia (Elwood) Smith of Whitehall; an uncle, Robert (Melissa) Dyer of Port Richie, FL; three aunts, Linda and Ted Beaver of Lopez, Cindy Orlowski of Mildred and Cathy Orlowski and friend, Jason Quesada of Muncy; a niece, Lillian Wood of Dushore and five cousins, Lisa Sperry, Matt Beaver and Emily, Alison and James Dyer and numerous other cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at noon at Trinity Chapel, Mildred, with the Rev. Robert Kaltenbaugh, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Friends called on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and may call on Thursday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent in Ashley’s name to Trinity Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614 to help with expenses.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.