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Lynn Gustafson Ashton, 67, of Beaufort and widow of William John Ashton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Lynn was born in Miami, FL and was a daughter of the late Herbert William and Blanche Catherine Henry Gustafson. Lynn grew up in Syracuse, NY. She was a graduate of Muskingum College, where she met her husband William John Ashton. Lynn was a special education teacher for 12 years before becoming a devoted stay at home mom.

Lynn is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Ashton Medlin and her husband, Henry Lawrence Medlin; two grandchildren, Ashton Lawrence and Holden William Medlin; a sister-in-law, Janet Ashton Light and her husband, Ronnie, and a brother-in-law, David Keith Ashton.

A funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Community Bible Church – Paris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Burial will follow in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis National Society – Greater Carolinas 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27609 or to Community Bible Church – 638 Paris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906.

Online Condolences

  1. Bill & Pat Girard says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Your mom was an inspiration to all of us who knew her. Bringing her meals always was a blessing to the deliverer! We know she is dancing in Heaven with your dad. We also know how difficult it is to lose your mother no matter what the circumstances. You are in our prayers.

  2. Jim and Sandra Thames says:

    We are praying for all of you. Jim and I will forever have wonderful wonderful memories of the time we spent with Bill and Lynn. Such precious Christian friends.

  3. Emily Joy Cole says:

    im sorry about your loss katie, you are in our prayers at the church
    im praying for you to as well. your mom was very sweet lady i loved your mom alot…

  4. Ashley Cooper says:

    Katie & Family,
    Your Mom was certainly one of a kind and I will always remember her kindness. She was truly a remarkable woman just like you. Her smile would light up a room! She will be remembered always as the sweet generous woman who was loved and cherished by so many. I love y’all and will be here for you always.

  5. Dianne Cooper says:

    Brent and I were saddened to hear of your Mom’s homegoing, She was a remarkable person and an inspiration to many. Heaven has gained another special angel. You have always been very special to us and we are grateful to you for the love and support you have given to Ashley. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    Brent and Dianne

  6. Earl & Nancy Piper says:

    Dear Katie – how blessed you have been to have had two such wonderful Christian parents. We now grieve with you at the loss of Lynn but she and Bill are together again – no more pain – no more tears. What a great hope we have in Christ. It has been our happy privilege to have known and loved your Mom and Dad although our times together were always too short. I (Earl) have good memories of you in my math classes at BA. May God’s Holy Spirit be your sure comfort, healer of hurts, and light for your family. Love from Earl & Nancy.

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