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Ash M. Smith

April 2, 1991 - May 8, 2022


Ash Marie Smith

April 2, 1991 – May 8, 2022


Ash Marie Smith, 31, of Portland passed away on May 8th, 2022 from a gunshot wound. Ms. Smith’s loss is horrifically tragic,  and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

Ash was born on April 2nd, 1991 to Jude Borske (Smith) in Louisville, Kentucky. Ash was passionate about art, and filling a room with laughter. After her third child, Ash moved to Portland, Oregon in search of a happier life.

Anyone who knew Ash, knew that she was loving, energetic, and a true warrior. She continuously fought for her place in this world, despite being given a bad hand time and time again. A good-hearted person, and yet still misunderstood. Ash had an infectious laugh and was always a source of positivity, seeing the good in anybody. Ash’s family and friends will miss her more than words can say.

Ash was a mother of five when she passed, and she is survived by her mother, Jude Borske, her sisters, Helaina, Rhiannon, and Evangeline, and her five children, Atreyu, Richard, Gideon, Naveh, and Elijah.

Donations in memory of Ash Marie can be made to our gofundme page, https://gofundme/f5c096ae There will be a Celebration of Life held, but a date is undetermined at this time. If you would like to attend in person, please reach out to Helaina, at If you cannot attend the service, please consider posting on her memorial website, and sharing your memories of her, as we will have no more.