Emma Lee Ash

AshEmma Lee Ash, 87, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the West View Health Care Center.
Emma Lee, the eldest of seven children born to George Alvin and Margarit (Steele)Dowdy was born and raised at home where the family farmed in the Four Way area of Weld County, Colorado. As a young woman she came to Wyoming to visit her brother and met her future husband Frank Ash. They were married on November 6th, 1949 in Custer, South Dakota, and resided on the Ash family ranch outside of Upton where they soon started a family of their own, raising six children. In 1974, Emma Lee and Frank moved to Eaton’s Ranch at Wolf, Wyoming, and Frank worked for the ranch, she worked at nurturing her children and grandchildren with loving care.
Upon retiring with Frank to Dayton in 1986, Emma Lee was very involved with her community. She was a member of the Dayton Community Church, the Dayton Benefit Club, and the VFW Auxiliary. She also spent many long and happy hours working in her yard and garden or in her kitchen, generously sharing the fruits of her labors be they flowers or vegetables or delicious baked goodies, and as always most important to her was her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her children; Larry Ash of Amarillo, TX, Cynthia (Matthew “Bud”) Muth of Billings, MT, Cheryl (Steve Jackson) Miech of Sheridan, WY, Gary Ash of Elko, NV, Jon (Rita) Ash of Alliance, NE, and Carol (Lonny) Gibson of Big Horn, WY. Also, sisters; Joan (Wayford) Lemons of Dayton, WY, Lois Ann (Richard) Erb of Gillette, WY, eighteen grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Emma Lee will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Dayton Community Church with Reverend Dennis Goodin offficiating. A reception will be held at the Dayton Community Hall. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Upton, WY.
Donations to honor Emma Lee can be made to the Sheridan Senior Center at 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
Alzheimer’s Disease may have stolen her mind, but it could never take away her beautiful, loving spirit. She was an inspiration to many.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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