PLATTSBURGH — P. Joyce Ashe, 79, passed on to her final home in Heaven on Dec. 12, 2013.
A 17 year survivor of breast cancer, Joyce is survived by her loving husband, James Ashe of 57 years. She also leaves behind her daughters, Alyce Ashe of Albany, and Leslie A. Baker and husband Greg of Peru; sons, Russell Ashe of Saranac Lake, and James Ashe Jr. and his wife Jaimee of Syracuse; and grandchildren, Conrad Baker, Jordan Ashe, Ryan Ashe, Emily Ashe, Samuel Ashe, and Elise Ashe.
Joyce joins in Heaven her deceased parents, Leonard and Ruby Wiley; brother Keith; and daughter, Susan Ashe.
Joyce was a special education school teacher for over 33 years, retiring from Plattsburgh City Schools. An advocate for children and education all her life, Joyce served on the Board of the ARC early in her career and worked tirelessly for all the children she taught and loved.
Always positive and upbeat, Joyce became an advocate for the breast cancer cause. During her battle, she became an integral part of many organizations, including serving on the Board of the Northeastern Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Albany and participating in the Treasure Chests in Plattsburgh. A member of the Boobie Sisters, she enjoyed spreading song, smiles, and laughter. Her ever-giving heart and love leaves a legacy for everyone to follow.
Any donations are requested to go to the Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York Race For The Cure, P.O. Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212 or NY Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) 231 New York Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12903.
A celebration of the life of P. Joyce Ashe will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Arrangements were entrusted to Myrtle Beach Funeral Home, 4505 Highway 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 (843) 293-4505.