Bjerregaard, Ashley Ann
Ashley was called up to serve the Lord on October 14, 2021. Friends, family and colleagues over the course of her life have observed her kind, considerate and generous spirit, and as such have suggested that the Lord will indeed put her to work as an Angel.
She was born in 1987 in New Jersey, relocating to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (which she considered her home town) and Michigan with her family. Ashley subsequently moved to Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado and Texas during the span of her human resources career. She was most recently employed with Cisco Systems.
Ashley’s naturally sweet disposition, and genuine interest in the lives of others generated deep trust from people during the course of her life. She was an active advocate in recognizing the unique contributions of others, and in fact exhibited these qualities in recognizing nursing and medical staff while courageously fighting a rare, highly aggressive form of cancer during the last year of her life. Professionally her success as a global human resource manager specializing in change and innovation was aided by these life perspectives, as well as a very strong strategic and analytical mind. Over and over again Ashley proved to be especially adept at influencing globally situated staff and executives on important issues and decisions. She understood and fully represented the specific needs and cultures of her constituencies, always with an objective of positively enriching their lives.
Ashley was an academic scholarship-supported (magna cum laude) graduate of Clemson University, as well as the University of Illinois Graduate School of Labor and Employment Relations. In her personal life, Ashley was a dedicated runner and animal lover, who served as a volunteer in various shelters during the course of her life. Her three current pets were all adopted from shelters.
She met her husband Will at Clemson and their love grew and endured across the world as he served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and Germany while she launched her career in the United States. Ashley’s seemingly short life was filled with wonderful memories and is celebrated as a life very well lived.
She is survived by her beloved husband Will (William) Dalrymple, sister Caroline Bjerregaard, parents Wayne and Julia (Holland) Bjerregaard as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. In addition to the superb nursing staff of Medical City Plano, the family would like to recognize the extraordinary and relentless efforts of Dr. Carlos Taboada, a special human being.
Donations in Ashley’s memory may be made to your local animal shelter.
Services will be private.
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It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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