Sleep Well, Ashley

Ashley Aldworth

Ashley Aldworth, the step-daughter to one of my best friends, was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning. She apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Ashley was 25 years old.

Ashley’s step-father Dominic works with me, and I’ve known him for thirteen years. When I was promoted, Dom trained me and took me under his wing. He is also the same Dominic that appears in the Acknowledgments section of Only Son. He and his wife Donna are terrific people who’ve raised terrific daughters.

Ashley was a beautiful, outgoing, fun-loving girl who would do anything for a friend. There is no doubt people like her shouldn’t leave us so soon. However, we should take comfort in the fact that so many people had their lives affected – for the better – by her presence.

Some say that the ultimate tragedy is when a parent outlives his/her child. As a father of four, I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment.

Rest in peace, Ashley. Godspeed.

21 thoughts on “Sleep Well, Ashley

  1. Robert B.

    Very sorry to hear of their loss. May the Lord give them strength to endure in the days ahead, and may He welcome Ashley into His Heavenly Kingdom.

    I had to endure the loss of my son in 1994 from a tumor. There is no greater pain for a parent to suffer. Stay close to your children. They can leave so suddenly.

  2. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Thanks everyone. Spent most of yesterday at their house helping out.. Exhausted today, so posting will be spotty at best. Please bear with me.

  3. realwest

    My most sincere condolences and prayers going up for the family and for you Wyatt.
    Such a tragic accident.
    May Ashley Rest in Peace.

  4. Jack Rackim

    My condolences to you and Ashley’s family. LIfe can change in the blink of the eye. I’d be devastated if I lost my son.

  5. Bob G.

    Wyatt:
    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    I almost lost a friend in a similar manner.

    Looks like Heaven got one of their angels back.

    Roll safe.

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