Christine Ashton passed away May 10, 2020, six weeks into the Covid lockdown at her apartment alone in Irving California. To get her home, she was cremated. I have requested we put her ashes in the ground at this time.
She was born September 19, 1971, in Evanston, Wyoming to Richard and Kathy Albertson Ashton. She has two younger siblings, Christopher and Amy Ashton. One time she told me she did not want to have kids, as she had raised mine. So much truth in that as she stepped up to the responsibility of taking care of them when I was a single parent. She was the apple or her Grandfather Merrill Ashton’s eye. They spent hours together in the mountains of Utah and Wyoming with her grandfather teaching her everything he knew about horses, the land, plants, fencing, cattle, and sheep. He taught her bird calls and how to read the clouds. He was her magic and her strength.
She was brilliant, full of passion, selfless, hardworking, artistic, and creative.
Most of her schooling was in Clearwater, South Carolina where she excelled in school. She was a member of the marching band and played the trumpet. She graduated Salutatorian of her class and went on to the University of South Carolina on a scholarship where she always made the dean’s list.
She worked in Atlanta Georgia, and Mississippi, and eventually made her way to California where she worked in events planning and advertising for a company called Pinnacle. A company of over 250 employees she was in the top 10, the best of the best.
She loved her Muay Thai class and worked out at Team Oyama and they became her family. She was old enough to be their mother and the boys there took care of her like a mother. Alez Perez dedicated his first win to her after her death.
She had friends and acquaintances far and wide and believed in helping folks and donated to a few choice charities. She was involved in Big Brothers and Sisters.
Her Facebook Profile said: “I live at the speed of my mind and & love with the strength of my Heart.”
She is sorely missed by family and friends.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Carter Cemetery, at 12:00 pm.
Infinity Funeral Home extends our condolences to the family of Christine Ashton. For inquiries, call 228-436-6722.