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In Loving Memory of Ashli Anderson Rist

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Dear friends, family, and compassionate community,

It is with heavy hearts that we share the unexpected passing of Ashli Anderson Rist on Monday, January 15th. She died of natural causes, most likely a cardiac event. Ashli was not just a loving wife to Johnny Rist but also a devoted mother to Molly, Anderson, and Mitchell. She was a cherished mentor to her horseback riding students, and amongst the equestrian community in general.

As we come together to mourn this profound loss, we also recognize the financial strain the family is facing, especially concerning Mitchell's health. The family is bravely learning to navigate the new normal of managing Mitchell’s type 1 diabetes in Ashli’s absence, as she was a strong advocate for his health. Ashli's departure has left a significant impact on the family, and we are reaching out to our community for support.

How Your Support Can Help:

  • Medical Expenses for Mitchell's Diabetes Management: The funds raised will contribute towards covering the costs of his essential medication and health equipment. Your generosity will ensure that Mitchell receives the care he needs to maintain his health.
  • Supporting Mitchell's College Education: Ashli had dreams of providing the best opportunities for her son, and your support can help make those dreams a reality. Your donations will go towards securing Mitchell's education and ensuring he has the tools to succeed.
  • Financial Assistance for John Rist: Any additional funds will go to Johnny, who is now faced with the responsibility of managing household expenses and unforeseen costs. Your contributions will alleviate some of the financial burden, allowing him to better navigate this difficult period.

Let us join hands in providing solace and assistance to the Rist family as they navigate through the emotional and financial burdens that come with such a heartbreaking situation. Your support will not only ease their immediate concerns but also serve as a testament to the strength of our collective compassion.

Thank you for being a source of comfort and generosity during this difficult journey.

With gratitude,

Ashli's family



  • Marcus Lawson
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Tonia Hein
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Morgan Salzano
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Jessica McGraw
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Allahna Davis
    • $100 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Molly McNaull
Portland, OR
Mitchell Rist

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