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Challa Jean Ash

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Challa Jean Ash, 52, passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2006 in San Antonio. Prior to the birth of her only son, Thomas Ash, Challa was an active real estate agent. She and her husband David spent several years away from San Antonio due to David's career in commercial construction management. For seven years, they lived in the Hawaiian Islands. They spent three years in Portland, OR. and then finally made their way back to San Antonio. While in Paradise, the Great Northwest and San Antonio, Challa felt the love of being a wonderful mother and a friend to everyone she met. She had a great passion for cooking, gardening, breeding Australian Shepherds and interior re-modeling everywhere she lived. Challa is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Claybourne Hurst. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, David Ash, her son, Thomas Ash and his fiance, Ashli Fichtner, mother, Charlene Hurst, sister, Mart Hurst, brother in law, Fred Ash, nephews, Benjamin Soler and Grant Doner and niece, Sara Ash. SERVICE 6:00 PM Thursday Aug.17th, 2006 Christ Lutheran Church 6720 Broadway San Antonio, TX. 78209 The family extends special thanks to the nurses and staff at CTRC in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Christ Lutheran Church are being honored. To leave a note for the family, go to and select Obituaries.

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  1. I considered Challa a dear friend who always saw the big picture. She inspired me to get off of my butt and to make something happen no matter what hand life had given me. She had all the qualities of what it takes to be a good friend.

  2. David, I was so sorry to read about Challa in this weeks paper. She appears to have been a beautiful woman and the world will miss her radience and service to others. By only the grace of our Lord, I was spared the similar heatache you must feel. Know that our our thoughts and and prayers are with you and your family and feel free to call upon me if I can be of any help or comfort in these days. I will always remember and admire the way you have managed your personal and business life during her extended illness. With blessings upon you, Gene R.

  3. David, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Dearest David, I am so glad that you and Challa were able to take the time to be together this past April/May. Hang on to those special times and hold them close to your heart. I know you will. I will truly miss Challa.. Her cookies where awesome at Christmas and she always lit up the room with her smile and laughter. You and your family are in my prayers and remember that if there is anything you need please don’t ever hesitate calling me. God’s blessings. Your friend, Adrienne

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