It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret “Marti” Connors Asher announces her passing on March 12, 2019, at the age of 61, after a brave, long journey with breast cancer. Marti was a long-time resident of Elon and more recently Saxapahaw, NC.
Her faith, her family and her friends were her life, bringing kindness and a smile to everyone she met. Marti will be forever remembered and loved by her surviving friends and family, including her parents, John and Helen Connors; her four children, Elizabeth Sanders (Christopher); Melissa Asher; David Asher (Adelina), and Michelle Asher; her boyfriend Ronald Cardwell; her aunt and godmother, Joan Connors; her six siblings, James Connors (Beth), Kevin Connors, Cathryn Albrecht (Ray), Maureen Fraser (David), J. Michael Connors (Angela), and Timothy Connors (Wendy); her three beloved grandchildren, Henry, Norah, and Catherine; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Marti was predeceased by her brother, John Murray Connors III. In addition to family, Marti was almost always surrounded by her close friends, especially her Bunko ladies and Hiking Group.
Marti was born in Peoria, Illinois and was a graduate of Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a graduate of Purdue University (‘79) and Alamance Community College (‘97). Since moving to Elon in 1987, she dedicated her professional and personal time to supporting local charitable organizations. She was a CPA at Gilliam Coble and Moser of Burlington for over 20 years, specializing in non-profit accounting and chaired the North Carolina Association of CPAs Non-Profit Committee. She served on the Board of Directors for several Alamance County organizations, including but not limited to the Women’s Resource Center and Crossroads. Marti was honored to be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Alamance Community College in 2014.
Visitation will be held at Rich & Thompson Funeral Service in Graham, NC, on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Noon at Elon Community Church in Elon, NC. Inurnment will be in the Saint Francis by the Sea Columbarium, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Memorial donations may be made to her Alamance Community College memorial scholarship fund (http://bit.ly/martischolarship), Crossroads (crossroadscares.org), and Women’s Resource Center (wrcac.org)