Teddy D. “Ted” Ashley
March 26, 1947 – June 19, 2020
ELKHART- Teddy D. “Ted” Ashley, 73, of Elkhart, passed away Friday June 19, 2020 at his home. He was born March 26, 1947 in Bristol, Indiana to Ralph D. & Anna Marie (Ramey) Ashley.
On January 27, 1967 in Goshen he married Deborah Yoder. She survives along with a son, Eric A. Ashley of Seattle, WA; a sister Nancy (Omer) Hochstetler of Middlebury and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph D. Ashley, his mother, Anna Marie Tulley, his stepfather Herbert Tulley and a nephew, Mark Hochstetler.
Ted graduated from Concord High School in 1965 and from Goshen College in 1970. He later received a master’s degree from Indiana University in South Bend in 1976. He served in the US Army from 1971 to 1973 and was stationed in Vietnam. Ted taught 6th grade at Concord School system and retired in 2002 after 32 years of teaching. He also worked part time delivering flowers for Sautters and Camilles. He enjoyed watching old movies and listening to 50, 60 and 70’s music.
In keeping with his wishes cremation will take place and burial with military honors will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with his care.
Friends and family may come together to remember Ted at his residence from 1-4 p.m. Saturday July 11, 2020. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Hospital for Children or to Riley Children’s Hospital.
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