Ashleigh Rene’ Dudley (32) passed away in the early morning hours of October 8, 2020 in Sandy, Utah just two weeks before her 33rd birthday.
Ashleigh was born in Denver, CO on October 22,1987. From the time she was born she was beloved by all who met her. Ashleigh had that twinkle in her eyes, the kind voice, the sweet smile and infectious laugh that made you want to be a better person when you were around her.
From a very young age Ashleigh had a love for books and a joy for learning. Her passion for reading began at age 3 after a fateful trip to the library with her Papa that taught her that books were magical. She attended Temple Emanuel Preschool, Stanley British Primary School, Saint Mary’s Academy and finally Southern Utah University. Her love for life and learning made lasting impressions on the communities of each of her schools.
It was at Stanley British Primary school that her love of Harry Potter was brought to life when just after finishing 8th grade she and her mom along with some special friends started the Hogwarts summer camp that has been such a huge part of her life and legacy for the past 18 years. Thousands of children knew her as Professor Sprout. She taught them to be inquisitive learners, inclusive friends and to create their own magic.
Ashleigh’s love of kids and learning spilled over into her career as well. She worked as a CSM for Instructure supporting K12 schools on Canvas. Many schools have attributed their success in 2020 to her knowledge and dedication.
Ashleigh was a self-described nerd and to her it was an endearing term that drew her to others with the same love of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and LEGO’s. She was a fiercely loyal friend who would do anything for the people she cared about.
Ashleigh is survived by her mother LeAnne Dudley (53) of West Jordan and her grandmother Barbara Harmon (77) of Grand Junction, Colorado along with hundreds of extended family, dear friends and thousands of young witches and wizards. May her legacy remain in their hearts forever.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 19th at 2:00 PM also at Larkin Sunset Gardens.