Victoria Anne “Vicky” McAllister Ashby, 72, of Bridgeport, WV, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 17, 2022. She was born on April 7, 1950 in Savannah, GA to the late Robert Marcus McAllister and Mary Ann Montgomery McAllister.
She grew up in a Military family, moving around the United States and Europe, as required. She graduated from high school in Commack, NY in 1968 and from the University of Hawaii in 1972. Throughout the years, Vicky traveled extensively with the Mediterranean Society of America, her parents and a host of friends, that made up her close extended family.
When she retired, Vicky was working as a Computer Security Engineer for the US Government.
She was an active and faithful member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, WV and a beloved member of the Shinns Run Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) Club, where she served as the Vice President and Purposeful Reading Chairman. Vicky had a degree in Chinese and practiced every chance she could whether it was ordering food at a restaurant or while traveling in China.
Her hobbies included card making, crafting, gardening, knitting, volunteering at the Robinson Grand Theatre, activities at the Harrison County Senior Center and in general participating in various community service projects and activities whether it be the Winterfest parade or making gifts to take to the Veterans Nursing Home.
Vicky is survived by her brother, Robert Marcus McAllister and wife Deborah of Muskegon, MI and her cousin and close friend, Michael Anthony Roberts of GA. Her college girlfriends and travel partners, Anna-Mae Shishado and Mary Chun from HI; her close friends Cynthia and Lawrence Harpine; her God-son, Nathan Harpine from Northern Virginia; her West Virginia clan: Jean Vincent, April Lanham, Pat Rummel and Robin Righter. Most important in her life were beloved pets. She could never turn away a cat or dog that was in need of a warm loving home.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her close friend, Ruth Righter Johnson.
Vicky was an extraordinary woman and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In keeping with Vicky’s wishes, she will be cremated and inurnment will be at Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Ashby family.