BREWER - Tina Marie Ashey, 45, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Eastern Maine Medical Center on January 26, 2015. Tina was born January 5, 1970, the daughter of the late Earl Spinney and Martina Spinney. After graduating high school in 1988, Tina furthered her education throughout many years of trade school. She earned such titles as cosmetologist, certified nursing assistant, medical technician, and EMT. Although she held many titles she held one above all else, being a mother. Tina was giving and she often gave all that she had with excess. Her kindness knew no limit. She was the essence of theater in every way with drama, love, beauty, and awe she inflicted all of those around her leaving nobody unscathed from the tragedy of losing her. Tina was a strong woman who held herself in a manner befitting. With a hardened gait she trampled over milestones in her life that would have knocked others from their feet. The best years of Tina's life were spent without thrift, for she spent them to the best of her being and expected no less from those around her.
Tina is survived by her daughter, Alexis Geiser; siblings, Frank Spinney, Tammy VanRiper, Earl Spinney Jr., Theresa O'Keefe, and Joseph Spinney; nieces, Meghan Spinney, Rachel Spinney, Ashley Eustice and Brittney VanRiper; nephews, Aaron Spinney, Joshua O'Keefe, and Ryan VanRiper; grand niece and nephews, Caroline O'Keefe, Wesley O'Keefe, and Reagen Spinney; boyfriend, Gerald Reeves; and puppies, Sasha Reeves and Cocoa Geiser.
On Thursday, January 29, 2015 family and friends may visit 4:00-6:30 PM at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St, Brewer. Tina requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Cancer Care of Maine, c/o Eastern Maine Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402.