Gloria G. Ashley

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

South Royalton, Vt. — Gloria G. Ashley, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care in Lebanon, N.H.

Gloria was born July 14, 1948, in Worcester, Mass. the daughter of Maydene (Clark) and Robert Lamson, Sr. She attended school in South Royalton, graduating in 1966 from South Royalton High School.

On May 20, 1967, she married Benjamin F. Ashley of Bethel, where they lived a brief time before moving to South Royalton.

Gloria worked two years for G.W. Plastics in Bethel, Vt. before working 39 years for the U.S. Postal Service at the South Royalton Post Office. After retiring in 2010 she worked part time at Welch’s True Value and for Debbie English Cleaning both in South Royalton.

She was a member of the Hilltop Cloggers in Randolph. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, taking long walks, reading, house cleaning, taking trips to North Carolina and Fryeburg Fair in Maine, swimming and just being around the water.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Benjamin; her mother, Maydene Lamson; a son, Benjamin R. Ashley all of South Royalton; two daughters, Nicole Ashley of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Angelia Farnsworth of South Royalton; three granddaughters; a grandson; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Greg Lamson of South Royalton and Brian Lamson of Middletown Springs, Vt.; a sister, Regina Winot of South Royalton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Robert I. Lamson, Sr. and her brother Robert I. Lamson, Jr.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT RT 110, Chelsea, Vt. A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care, D-H/Geisel office of development, Attn: Jason Naugler, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.

A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.bordwaycilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT is in charge of arrangements.