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 Ellen 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, a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Chinese from the University of Hawaii in 1971, and a Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University the GWC Whiting School of Engineering in 1988. When she retired, Vicky was working as a Computer Security Engineer for the US Government.
Vicky used her degree in Chinese every chance she could whether it was ordering food at a restaurant or while traveling in China. Throughout the years, Vicky travelled extensively with the Mediterranean Society of America, her parents and a host of friends, that made up her close extended family.
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.
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 her 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.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Christ Episcopal Church, 123 S. 6th St., Clarksburg at 11:00am, with The Reverend Mary L. Staley officiating. Committal and Internment will follow. There will be a reception in the parish hall.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Ashby family.
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