25 December 2013.
has gone home to be with God - she died
unexpectedly of cancer in New York City. She is survived by
father David, step-mother Emily, brother Scott & many
cousins, uncles, and aunts. She was a grand-daughter of
Maris and Margaret
Farra. (Her mother,
also died a few years ago)
Click Ashley's collage to see it full-size
(Cousin's photo below from '92)
#The.Best.Time with my cousins. Remembering my beautiful cousin
Ashley. This world was a more beautiful place because of
her. Her gorgeous smile and contagious laugh would light
up any room. These are the days I like to remember; all
of us at grandma's house, no cares in the world.
We love you so much Ashley.
(by Susann Farra Glenn
- with Lauren Milner,
Kim Simon Gantz,
Brian Milner, Jennifer Sauceda, Graham Farra and
Ashley, Support for her Family
will weep when you are weeping... when you laugh, I'll laugh
with you..." How many of us have laughed with David Farra? I
have not seen you, David Paul Farra, in many, many years - but I
remember your ready smile and laugh. Knowing that you are
weeping so deeply right now brings me to tears, too. Holding
the Christ-light for you now, dear, dear brother... (text
Servant Song by Richard Gillard)
David: I have great memories of David Farra. He
was always very kind and easy to talk to. I remember his
daughter (Ashley) from my visits to his house when I was
younger. His then-wife (Mary) used to cut my hair, for many
years. Sad to hear of his loss.
Pat: Still can't believe it. Dear sweet
niece, you are gone from our lives. Still weeping.
You are now resting without pain in Jesus' arms. We'll
meet again some day.
Kim: I can't believe it, either. I'm
still so shocked and can't get my brain to actually accept it.
Sweet Ashley. When I think of her, I remember her
beautiful smile and her wonderful laugh ... Remembering how much
fun we used to have together. And I was so proud of you
for following your dreams. I still can't wrap my brain
around the fact that you are gone. My heart is breaking. I
love you, Ashley, sweet, beautiful cousin. I will miss
you! Can't get you out of my mind, Ashley. Thinking of all the
fun we used to have together. I'm sad that so many miles between
us kept us from spending a lot of time together in the last
several years. I'm so sorry I wasn't with you when you were in
so much pain. It breaks my heart that you died alone. I sob one
moment and the next I think it's all just a nightmare I had. I
just can't believe you're gone. When I think of your beautiful
smile, your laughter, and your wonderful sense of humor, you are
so close, and it seems impossible that I won't see you soon at a
family gathering. I love you, sweet cousin.
Oressa: So sorry to hear about this. Much love
and hugs to you and your family, Pat, and especially to my dear
friend David. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all during
this painful and difficult time!
Carol: Many are weeping with you, David. How could
we not as you are our brother in Christ. Just as Ashley is our
sister. Jesus holds us all close to His heart.
Kristi: I remember Ashley's cries of pain and desperation
and how desperately I wanted to be able to get in the car, drive
a few states' distance and go be with her ... now I wonder why
all my reasons [not to] were so compelling at the time. When
Mary died, I wanted to fill in every gap and hold her and
"mother" her and be a comfort...and now all my good intentions
are forever lost and empty.