Ashley C. Beaver

East Tawas, Michigan
May 20, 1950 - March 19, 2021


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Ashley C. Beaver

Age 70, of East Tawas, MI and formerly of Burton, MI passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 peacefully at home with his wife by his side. He was born on May 20, 1950 in Flint, MI to the late Charles and Nadine Beaver (nee Bradshaw). Ashley served during Vietnam in the United States Army. His love for his country became a focal point in his life and he was proud of his patriotism. Ashley worked for Buick in Flint for the local 599 for more than 30 years. He married the former Ruth Shaw on June 1, 1970 in Burton, MI. They moved to Wilber Township in 2002 where he enjoyed spending peaceful times around the pond on his property and hunting. Ashley was a witty man who loved to make everyone laugh. He was very proud of his family and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ashley is survived by his wife Ruth, three daughters, Kelly (Grant) Lehr of East Tawas, MI, Laura (Brad) Dolliver of East Tawas, MI, Amy (Jessica) Beaver of Genesee, MI; six grandchildren, Evan (Karena), Kyler (Danielle), Kendall, Jayden, Taiylor and Tegan. He is also survived by three sisters, Lorali Allen of Flint, MI, Delhia (Tom) Bishop of Burton, MI and Artella (Nanette) Beaver of Burton, MI. In addition to his parents, Ashley was preceded in death two brothers, Johnny and Wesley Beaver and two sisters, Ruthie Blevins and Cheryl Beaver. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. You may offer condolences at


Rest in Peace Ash. God put you in our lives at the right time, and you helped us find our little place of Heaven. You and Ruth became our best Up North friends and neighbors. We were welcomed by all your family and they always make us feel we are loved. You had such a love for everyone, family and friends alike. We loved your kindness, wisdom, and witty sense of humor, you always made us laugh. Our memories of you, all our experiences together will be with us for all time. You will be missed so much Ash, and we know you are at peace. Our very heartfelt condolences to our dearest friend, Ruth, and all your family. May God Bless you all, and help you all to find peace and heal from your loss, we love you all.
— Karen & Sam
Prayers to you all, Ashley was so much loved by so many... I'm so proud to have know him in my childhood years and after...
— Jessica Prevo
Ruth I'm so sorry for your loss really love Ashley and you and the kids we always had a good time together you'll be greatly missed by us to love you Ruth
— Steven and Barbara Gentz 989-572-6245
Jim and want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful man. I will always be greatful for him coming to the campsite at Old Orchard Park to tell about my brother Andy. You will be sadly missed. Tell my brother hello for me, I know how much he loved you.
— James and Marva Crow
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of y'all are in my prayers.
— Patricia Y Batey
I am so sorry for your loss . My heart goes out to you Ruth this is really hard . Will have the family in my prayers .
— Florence Watson
Hugs and prayers to Ruth and your family. Great time's and fond memories at the Kendall dr neighborhood. Ashley had a kind and witty soul. RIP my friend
— Russ Baumbach
Laura and Ruth,
I am so sorry to hear of this. I am sure he will be looking for Josh and Karrie. May peace be with you both.
— Christopher Cates
So sorry for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to your family at this time. Daniel and Tracey Echler, William and Mary Krueger
— Tracey Blanchard Echler
I will always miss you Uncle Ashley, you have been a great role model to me and never will i forget the love and kindness you shared to our family and my mom Ruthie, your sister. I love u.....
— Jerry Blevins
Rest in peace my brother! You will be greatly missed! Our family is in my prayers!
— Connie Quinn
Ashely will live on in all who loved him.
Nancy and Dallas Ames
— Nancy Ames
So very sad for your loss but relieved hes not in pain no more...Our hearts and prayers are with you ALL. May God wrap his arms around all you during this time..
He was a good man, good father, good husband, good grandfather and A good friend..he will be missed but never forgotten...
I know Ray was at the gate waiting for a game of chess..
R.I.H Uncle Ashley
— Carl n Tabatha Carmean
I just wanted to say my family and I are so very sorry for your loss. You were awesome neighbors to us when you lived down state. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you and the family made. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Ashley rest in peace.

Mike and Barbie Thompson & family 💙
— Barbie Thompson
Ruth, Kelly and family,
So sorry to hear about, Ashley. There will never be another person like him.
God Bless. Rebecca & Gary
— Gary Mallon
I haven't seen Ashley in years, but I will always remember the good times we had at Buick and Local 599. There was never a dull moment when hanging out with Ashley. Ruth you have our heartfelt condolences. If there is anything we can do just call 989-244-6058. RIP my friend. Frank and Lynne Mabrey. AKA: Shorty as Ashley called me.
— Frank Mabrey
Ashley and Ruth to me were ALWAYS and will always be Ashley and Ruth... I always admire the love they have for each other and I know he is always looking down on his family at peace. I am Melissa Orlando (Missy) their neighbors Sam & Karen daughter. Everytime I visited Tawas it was a given that they had to come over or I had to go to see them as I think of them as family. I will never forget and will always be thankful of how generous they were when I decided to go camping solo and they made sure I stopped by to pick up some supplies. It was greatly appreciated. His daughters and grandkids as well as with any other family have ALWAYS been so kind and welcoming and that is how you knew Ashley was a good man. His love spreads through many many people with his kind heart. You will be missed and it will never be the same but I know you will be in the heavens looking below. I love you Ashley & Ruth as well with the family.
— Melissa (Missy) Orlando
Condolences to Ruth and family. I enjoyed Ashley and the family as friends and neighbor prior to the family moving from Kendall Dr. So sorry to hear of his passing.
— Gary and Judy Sicard

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