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Muriel Lee Slye Ashbrook
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1927
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1978
West Alexandria
Preble County
Ohio, USA

Muriel was born in 1927 to Gertrude and Benham Slye in Athens Ohio. After graduating High School she met and married Doyle Ashbrook in 1948. Doyle was hired on by NCR and they moved to Dayton, Ohio where they raised their family. They had eight children, Christopher, Susan, Jeff, Alan, Phillip, Jonathan, Lisa, and Rebecca.
In 1970, Muriel was hired as a Social Services Aid for the City of Dayton. She can be credited with the idea of combining the resources of local church groups into creating Dayton's first Food Pantry. She was also a founding member of the then nationally renown East Dayton Action Committee (EDAC). The first neighborhood organization of its kind in the country.
She was liked by everyone that knew her, had a quick smile and a wonderful laugh.
During the holidays, she didn't have money to buy gifts for her friends, which were many, so she would spend days baking candies and treats to gift to everyone. A BIG favorite!
She loved having parties and they were always a great occasion no one wanted to miss.
One day Muriel fell down some steps and suffered a devastaing leg break that during treatment it was discovered she had cancer.
Muriel passed away in the hospital on a cold November day in 1978 with her beloved family by her side.
She was taken from us too soon and we think of her and miss her every day. 
Family links: 
  Tunis Benham Slye (1902 - 1973)
  Gertrude E Strauss Slye (1907 - 1974)
  Doyle Ashbrook (1928 - 1976)
  Alan Eugene Ashbrook (1954 - 2011)*
  Muriel Lee Slye Ashbrook (1927 - 1978)
  Walter Benny Slye (1932 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Daughter Rebecca has the ashes.
Created by: jondavida
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65621140
Muriel Lee <i>Slye</i> Ashbrook
Added by: Susan Lachat
Muriel Lee <i>Slye</i> Ashbrook
Added by: jondavida
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I love you Mom. I can still see your beautiful smile...
- Becky
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
Love you Mommy...
- Lisa
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
Love and miss you,mom.
- Susan Lachat
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012

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