Albert "Hap" Ashley Sr.

June 5, 1945October 19, 2010

ASHLEY, Albert “Hap” of Mt. Morris Twp., MI died Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Fostrian Manor Nursing Home, Flushing, MI. He was 65 years old. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Road, Flushing, MI with Pastor Randy Schultz officiating. As per Hap’s wishes, cremation will follow the services. Visitation 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m Monday until time of services. Hap was born June 5, 1945 in Flint, MI to the union of Jack M. and Faith Naomi (Lloyd) Ashley. He was the second of five brothers. Hap attended Flint Northern High School. Hap married the love of his life, Brenda Lee Lowery on October 31, 1964 and to this union two children were born, Kimberly Ann and Albert Richard II. The joy of his life was his family. Hap was a real outdoorsman; he loved to hunt and fish, work in his yard and travel, especially “up north”. He and Brenda were known for their beautiful holiday yard displays, especially their Halloween extravaganza which coincided with their anniversary. Hap was a retiree of General Motors and owned and operated a successful taxidermy business for many years. Hap was a member of the Moose Lodge 1437 in Flushing, MI. In the mid seventies, Hap, along with several dear friends started the Westwood Heights Community Baseball Program. He was an umpire and held several offices but his real passion was coaching and his team, Modern Concrete won numerous championships. Hap leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 46 years, Brenda; daughter, Kim and husband Carl Giacalone and their two daughters, Sarah and Amanda all of Clio; son, Albert (Happy) and his wife Michelle and their two children Blake and Megan all of Burt, MI; brothers, Michael (Cherylynn) Ashley of Oregon and Robert (Shelly) Ashley; sister-in-law, Mary Lowery of West Branch, MI; nephew, Benjamin Lowery, III of Georgia and great nephew, Benjamin D. (Katie) Lowery of Washington State; dear friend, Larry Green; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Mr. Ashley was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack (Butch) and John; his mother-in-law, Anna E. (Lowery) Bonomo and his brother-in-law, Benjamin Lowery, II. A warm and heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Fostrian who cared for my husband with love and compassion. It is deeply appreciated, Brenda. Condolences may be shared at



  • Funeral Service Monday, October 25, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, October 25, 2010

Albert "Hap" Ashley Sr.

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Marsha Case

October 28, 2010

Brenda, we just heard about Hap passing away yesterday and my husband Dan and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dan worked with Hap at Buick for many years and enjoyed it thoroughly. He had many laughs and stories about their times at work and Hap and Bob and their fishing stories. We enjoyed your Holiday decorations and I still have a hand drawing Hap gave Dan to give to me of how he made the Grim Reaper that was in your front yard. It was AWESOME! He surely was talented and loved. God Bless and Many Prayers.

Carrie (Fulkerson) Brown

October 26, 2010

My father Pat was Hap's cousin. My sympathies on your loss.

Sharon Endicott

October 25, 2010

Brenda, I am so sorry about Hap. My deepest sympathy. Sharon Bryan

Ned Taylor

October 25, 2010

Brenda. So sad to hear about Hap. We did a lot of things together years ago. Write me at Ned

October 25, 2010

to the wife and family may the memoires of Mr. Hap fill your saddness with comfort knowing that he is in a better place i will be praying for you and the family from Keosha Taylor

October 23, 2010

Brenda, we were so sad to hear of Hap's passing. He always made us laugh and smile whenever we saw him at Bridget and Sam's. He was a special individual, and will be missed by all who knew him. We wish we could be with you in this time of sadness, but DeLane is in the hospital. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Dennis and DeLane Hall

October 23, 2010

Hi Brenda. So sorry to hear about Hap. I am going to come and see you Sunday evening. Ned Taylor

charmayne cabine

October 23, 2010

Hap was one of the best patients of all times!! Thank you Brenda for allowing us to care for Hap!! We will keep you in our heart and prayers!! Love you soo much!! You are the perfect example of a great wife!! Friends are the part of family we get to choose & I choose you & Hap any day!! love Charmayne & the east wing!!

Carl and Carol (wray) Lyons

October 22, 2010

Dear Brenda and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Hap. Just wanted to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May he rest in peace. Love

Cork and Jenny LaMay

October 22, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.