Ashley Kay Cligny
Feb. 16, 1991-April 28, 2013
Ashley Cligny took her last breath peacefully early Sunday morning with her mother and father by her side. Ashley was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in October of 2011 while attending the University of California at Davis after transferring from Washington State University at the end of her sophomore year. Ashley was described as an “old soul” and enthusiastically lived the typical life of a college student – attending class, playing soccer, making and nurturing friendships and always wanting to spend time with family. In many ways, Ashley will be remembered most for her courageous battle with the disease that would take her life but not conquer her spirit, as she taught us to be positive not negative, loving not bitter and to marvel at the power of her spirit to overcome her circumstances. Ashley leaves behind her mother and father, Tani and John Cligny; Sisters, Jonalin McCollum and Janelle Cligny, brother-in-law Matt McCollum: niece Alice McCollum; father James Loughmiller, brother Chase Loughmiller as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Ashley’s life and Mass is planned for Friday May 3rd at 11:00 AM at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton. A reception will immediately follow in Parish Hall. Ashley’s interment at Saint Augustine Cemetery in Pleasanton will be private. Ashley was fortunate to have a world class medical team at UCSF Medical Center and was especially fond of her therapeutic horseback riding at Hoofprints on the Heart in Livermore. John and Tani ask that in lieu of flowers and in support of those less fortunate that you make generous contributions to: Hoofprints on the Heart, http://www.hotharc.org/ and the UCSF Foundation at https://makeagift.ucsf.edu. If you can, direct your gift to the Brain Tumor Research Center (B0628) or Child Life Services (B0948). Please make your gifts in Ashley’s name.