On March 15, 2013, Ashley Richards Trenner of Kirkland, Wash., went to be with The Lord after her courageous seven year battle with metastatic melanoma.
Born on May 16, 1972, in Pittsburgh, Penn., she moved to Woodinville, Wash., with her family in 1976.
A 1990 graduate of Woodinville High School, Ashley is known for loving the color pink, Hello Kitty, Tiffany & Co., glitter and being an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following graduation, Ashley was employed at Nordstrom, AT&T Wireless and GLY Construction, and was a barista and manager at Northwest Espresso in Mesa, Ariz., and other espresso stands on the Eastside.
Since 2004, Ashley made friends in an instant with her customers at Pub 85 in Kirkland and was known as “the boss.”
She was loved for her infectious personality and for leaving a trail of joy.
She was interviewed twice by King 5 News HealthLink, www.king5.com/health/Young-woman-with-skin-cancer, warning about the deadly consequences of using tanning beds.
Her brave testimony continues to influence strangers to abstain from tanning.
Ashley is survived by her parents, Robert and Karen Warnick Trenner of Kirkland; brother, Darin of Gilbert, Ariz.; her faithful boyfriend, Jim Temple of Woodinville; and nine extraordinary girlfriends: Tressa Watanabe Coy, Cary Davis, Simona Dawson, Tracie Bailey Fish, Jenni Griffin Haldi, Candy Ariz Marshall, Karen Rees, Michelle Schuler and Lori Stewart Smith, all of whom Ashley considered to be her family.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Aim at Melanoma, https://www.aimatmelanoma.org/en/aim-for-action/memorial-donation.html.
A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Wash.
Following the service, a reception will be held at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue.