In loving memory of

Garnett A. Ashley
October 9, 1939 - March 30, 2021

Garnett A. Ashley, 81, of Exeter, passed away on March 30, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gary Ashley.

Garnett was born in Newport, RI to the late William Randall and Gertrude Francis.

Garnett worked for several assembly companies and retired from APC in West Kingston. After retirement she enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Garnett was loved by everyone who met her.

Garnett is survived by her husband Gary Ashley, her children, Arthur Potts and wife Leslie, Lisa King and husband Jim, Theresa Segerson and husband John, and William Ashley. She also leaves eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Sheila Somerford and husband Ed, and a brother, Richard McMahon.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Potts, and her brother, Jimmy McMahon.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.


Ann M. Macready wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Always a kind person. She will be missed. We are sending our love to the family, Ann, Bill, Kelly & Chris "

Gwen Ruggeri wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"Remembering Garnett\'s kindness, love, understanding and compassion, especially during the passing of my son Michael. Despite her own suffering she wanted to provide the support I needed as she understood full well the pain of losing a child. She is now with her son Kenny. God has called her Home and He did so during Holy Week. She was indeed special and I was proud she was my cousin. May the Good Lord provide those that loved her peace, love, and cherished memories. She was a great lady..Rest in peace my dear cousin. Love you."

Sheila Somerford wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"While you brought life to son Kenny, he was there to receive you into everlasting life and peace. Our love to those you leave behind that will dearly miss you. Sheila, Mark & Stephen"

Joanne Potts wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Garnet was the kindest person I\'ve ever known she was my true friend. she had the best sense of humor laughing always, I will miss her every day for the rest of my life. With Love to her family Joanne Potts"