Aspen Elese Stautberg

July 16, 1995November 4, 2018
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Aspen Elese Stautberg, 23, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on Sunday; November 4, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona surrounded by family.

Aspen Elese Stautberg was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Jennefer Shepard on July 16, 1995. She went to Deer Valley High School. She married the love of her life, Tyler Calvin Stautberg, on October 19, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and friend to all. Her smile could light up the room and her laugh was infectious. She loved spending time with her husband, running, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with her family.

Aspen Elese Stautberg is survived by her husband, Tyler Stautberg; her parents, Jennefer and Richard Shepard; her siblings, Brandy Perry, Britta Friend, Schuyler Anable, Audrey Shepard, Ronald Shepard, Harley Shepard, and Luke Shepard; her grandparents, Ronald and Mary Deneke; her aunts Denise Coventry, Rebecca Deneke, Ericka Lemasters; and her in-laws, Holly Ferguson, Tracy Ferguson, Trey Stautberg, Brandon Stautberg, and Christopher Stautberg.

Public visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Burial will follow service.

Pallbearers will be Trey Stautberg, Austin Finley, Matthew Rogers, Stephen Montano, Christopher Stautberg, and Tracy Ferguson.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 17, 2018

Aspen Elese Stautberg

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Holly Ferguson

November 15, 2018

Aspen, you were the daughter that I never had and I love you so much. I can only hope that you realized how very much you meant to me. We were supposed to have so many more years ahead of us to share. The wedding should not have been our last conquest. Your smile, laughter, caring nature, and soul will remain in all my memories and heart forever. Tyler was truly blessed to call you his wife, even for a little while. We are all blessed for having you in our lives and I will treasure every single second we had. I love You Baby!

The moment that you died
my heart was torn in two,
one side filled with heartache
the other died with you.

I often lie awake at night,
when the world is fast asleep,
and take a walk down memory lane,
with tears upon my cheeks.

Remembering you is easy,
I do it everyday,
but missing you is heartache
that never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart
and there you will remain.
Until the joyous day arrives,
that we will meet again. -Unk-

Rebecca Deneke Pearce

November 15, 2018

Our beautiful Aspen, it breaks my heart to write this because you are such a beloved part of our lives, we were so overcome with joy when you came into this world and I still remember how amazed I was how you knew your moms voice within your first moments! Auntie Ericka and I just used to watch you for hours. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories shopping, hiking, swimming, exploring every dirt road in carefree...watching every kid movie released and Starbucks in the valley...then you grew up becoming such a beautiful young Lady with so much to offer. You made us all so proud. I am so grateful for every moment I had with you, we don't want to say until we see each other again I will miss you my beautiful niece. Your Auntie Becky

Martha Standley

November 14, 2018

I will always remember your beautiful smile, Aspen. You lit up a room when you entered.

Mary Deneke

November 13, 2018

To Aspen our beautiful granddaughter, we love and miss you so much. You were beautiful inside as well as outside. You were always happy and so full of love . Love love love you.

Ericka LeMaster

November 13, 2018

Sweet Aspen! I remember bringing you home from the hospital with grandma, your mom, Auntie Becky and staying with you for the first couple days. Just like those few first days of life, you were such a sweet, easy going person. Always full of love, kindness and ambition. I am forever in love with you. Auntie Ericka

D. Hetrick

November 13, 2018

Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5

Lori Langlois

November 12, 2018

Dear Sweet Sun Shining Aspen, She was always a delight to be near, a short lived life, Rest in peace.