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Melissa Dawn (Ashenfelter) Murray

March 17, 1979 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 41)


God blessed the earth with our beautiful Melissa for 41 years. For reasons we will never understand, He has called her back home. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Melissa Dawn Murray got her wings and went to walk with Angels. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” Melissa and our memories will be treasured forever.

Melissa was born on March 17, 1979, in Cumberland, MD. She lived her life in Frostburg, MD, before moving to Meyersdale, PA. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Bob Croft and grandfather, Paul Murphy.

She was a Teamlead at ASPIRA. Her greatest accomplishment in life was her kids, Katlyn and Kyler. She loved them deeply and was so proud of the people they were becoming. She enjoyed her time and loved her furbabies, Remy and Kota.

We will remember Melissa for her contagious giggle, bright eyed smile, kind heart and feisty spunk. She adored her family. She was a wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend. If you met her once, you’ll remember her forever.

Melissa will live on through these people, her husband, Todd; children, Katlyn (Caleb) and Kyler, who love her deeply and will carry her always; parents, Pamela Croft, Larry Ashenfelter and step-mother, Cindy; brother, Jeff (Melissa) Ashenfelter, nieces and nephews, Eathan, Lili, Kody, Colton, Ethan and Peyton; brother, Bobby (Mary Ellen) Croft, nephew, Jude; brother, Chris (Kayla), nephew, Weston; grandmother, Nancy Murphy; numerous special aunts, uncles and cousins; mother and father-in-law, Loren and Sherry Murray; sister-in-law, Kim (Mike) Buterbaugh; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo (Mike) Knecht; brother-in-law, Lonny (Kristin) Murray. Melissa was a proud aunt to nine nieces and nephews, Jamie (Alex) Bastidas, Jeremy (Jen) Buterbaugh, Makayla (Jeremy) Green, Madison Knecht, Kylee and Lars Murray. Melissa was a great aunt to 10, Colson, Camden, Camilla, Corbin, Carina, Jaelyn, Breydon, Willow, Charleigh and JoLee.

In times of loss people wonder what they can do. In memory of Melissa the family asks that you live life boldly and kindly as she always did. If you would like to send flowers please feel free to do so.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” We go forward knowing Melissa is always with us. We shall carry her in our hearts.

Due to the limited amount of people allowed to gather following the executive order by the State of Pennsylvania, services will be private.

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