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Ashley Elizabeth Burger, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away at Wareham, her parents’ home in Franktown, Virginia, at the age of 41 on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
The daughter of Dr. Ray Edward Burger, Jr. and Judith Frosch Burger, she was born September 20, 1976, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was educated at Broadwater Academy, graduating in 1995, and Methodist University, graduating in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Professional Golf Management.
Ashley worked for 14 years at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, and more recently at Keswick Golf Club, and was beloved in the Charlottesville golfing community. She took great pride in remembering and addressing everyone by name.
Ashley developed her athletic prowess in high school, where she was tri-captain of the basketball team, and honed her golf skills at Methodist University. An avid Virginia Cavaliers football, basketball and baseball fan, she frequently attended sporting events in Charlottesville.
Ashley battled cancer for 15 years and will always be remembered for her courage and refusal to complain. In January 2009, Virginia Golfer profiled Ashley as a pillar of strength whose spirit helped inspire others. She thought of others first and volunteered with Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Martha’s Market in support of women's health care, until she was no longer able to do so.
Ashley is survived by her parents; brother, Ray Edward Burger III (wife Anna Bagwell Burger) of Onancock, nephews, Ray Edward Burger IV and Cecil Bagwell Burger; and brother, Hunter William Burger (wife Jenn Saunders Burger) of Franktown.
A graveside service will be conducted at the Burger home on Wareham Farm, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverend C. Berkley Ford officiating. A reception will follow at the home. The address is 7497 Hallidon Drive (P.O. Box 218 for any mailed correspondence), Franktown, VA 23354.
Memorial contributions may be made to Broadwater Academy, P.O. Box 546, Exmore, VA, 23350, or to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams Funeral Homes.
P.O. Box 546, Exmore VA 23350
Riverside Shore Hospice
P.O. Box 616, Onley VA 23418