Ashton Victor Brown
Friday 14th of October 2005 - Friday 10th of June 2022
Ashton Victor Brown, 16, valiantly completed his mortal sojourn on earth early in the morning of Friday, June 10, 2022, passing away peacefully in his sleep after his enlarged and weakened heart suddenly gave out. Ashton was born on October 14, 2005 in Tucson, Arizona but moved to Lexington, Kentucky at 9 ½ months with his older sister and parents where he spent the rest of his life. He attended Liberty Elementary, Bryan Station Middle School, and Bryan Station High School as part of the Spanish Immersion Program. Ashton thoroughly enjoyed playing sports of all kinds and was a member of the basketball and tennis teams at Bryan Station High School. He was a young man of faith, worshipping and serving diligently in youth leadership positions as a member of the Pioneer Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ashton had a big heart, and not just in the physical sense. He possessed an immense capacity for empathy and compassion. He had an uncanny ability—somewhat rare among teenagers—to patiently and meaningfully engage younger boys and girls in sports like basketball. Ashton was quick to recognize positive traits and laud others’ successes and was not hesitant to offer sincere and heartfelt compliments to family and friends.
The world was a fascinating place for Ashton and he was naturally inquisitive and open to new experiences and adventures. Rather than limit his interests simply to sports, Ashton enjoyed learning to play the piano and knew his way around the kitchen, frequently producing baked goods that were immediately consumed by his family. Ashton faced challenges head on and knew how to work hard to achieve goals with his courageous heart, even while his real heart struggled to keep up.
Ashton is survived by his parents, Andrea and Alan, and his three loving sisters, Grace (18), Abigail (14), and Amanda (12).
His funeral service will take place Saturday, June 18th at 12pm noon with visitation preceding the service from 9:00-11:30am. Both will be held at 2459 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Zoom broadcast will be available for those unable to join in person: https://zoom.us/j/96574529964?pwd=OUtWNnZWK2tYc0MvakZEb0hac2FlZz09
Given Ashton's compassionate and tender heart we feel he would love to see others blessed on his behalf if the money spent for flowers were instead donated to Arbor Youth Services: https://arborky.org/donate/. Memories of Ashton can be shared here: https://forms.gle/n6V19dfRHcsCasSD9
I will miss seeing Ashton pass the sacrament on Sundays. I miss his spirit and his faith. I have been honored to know him these few years. Love sent to the entire Brown family. I know how this hurts.
Ashton’s big heart and personality were contagious. Our hearts broke when we heard the news. Condolences, Amy, Christian, Skylar, Jade and Locke Loftus
I am so sorry that Ashton had to leave this earth so soon . I can remember this cute little boy playing soccer and other sports with my grandson Jackson . My prayers are with you .
Condolences to the Brown family, from all of us in the BRYAN STATION ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
Susie and Steve Duncansays
Dear Brown Family, we are family of your friend Katie Matcheswala. She shared your son Ashton's sad passing with us and we are so very sorry. Our hearts are broken for you and extend our deepest sympathy. We hope the knowledge of God's love and the support of friends will help soften the pain of grief. In prayer of sympathy, Susie and Steve Duncan