Rachel Alma Ashby, born June 13, 1911 entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2015 at the age of 103.
As a lifelong Christian, Rachel followed her husband in his ministry throughout the southwest United States and Mexico. Their revival Ministry along with their three children was known as the Ashby Musical Family.
During World War II, Rachel was a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp to help support the war effort. In her life Rachel performed many volunteer activities. She served in the VFW Auxiliary Post 581 and was a lifetime member. She was an active member of the Sunshine Class at Willow Meadows Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ashby is preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty three years, Rev. James C. Ashby, and her daughter, Edna Ashby Rimel. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Lang and husband Charles; son, Jim Ashby and wife Dorothy; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.