Ashley Crist, 33, of Columbia, MO died Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Born December 9, 1985, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Douglas "Doug" Wayne and Cynthia "Cindi" Ann Albright Crist.
She was a very caring, compassionate and kind mother who loved her children. She was very smart and loved to swim. She liked taking trips to Six Flags, and the Zoo, where she developed a love for animals. Ashley was always looking for animals to save, and even nursing several back to health. She even found and befriended a deer in the field by her childhood home, who would respond to the name Bambi and even got close enough for the deer to eat out of her hand. Ashley had a very special place in her heart for her Aunt Linda, her cousin, Jodi, and her 95 year old Grandma Betty.
Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Cynthia Crist of Burlington; four daughters, Mackenzie, Makayla, Makenna, and Makynleigh; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Tillie Albright, paternal grandfather, Donald Crist, and one sister, Jessica Crist.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday, October 7, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Ashley will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Dingus officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for Wounded Warrior Project and Hope Haven.
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