A personal AETV loss

Via email today, I learned the sad news of the passing of Ashlea Doty at the age of 34. When I was host from 2002-04, Ashlea was part of the AETV studio crew. She was enormously good humored, and was one of the four of us who visited a Halloween “Hell House” at a local Pentecostal church the first year any of us did that (my report on that night appears to have been scrubbed from the internets following the discontinuation of GeoCities). After I left the show, she had already drifted away from ACA, but I’d still see her on occasion working as a vet tech at the clinic where I took my dog. She’ll be missed by those who knew her, and to everyone else, remember that every day above ground is a good day. Make them all count.


  1. says

    Offering my condolences to all who knew her. I had not yet discovered AETV and the ACA in 2004, however, it has become one of my favorite shows today. I'm sorry to hear that one who was responsible for making it what it is today has passed……..

  2. says

    Condolences guys. Dying at that age sure sucks. I don't know if any of you understand French, but here is something from Corneille which I always think of when I contemplate our mortality:"Et le moindre moment d'un bonheur souhaitéVaut mieux qu'une si froide et vaine éternité."

  3. says

    Far too young, far too young. Very tragic. It seems like she left quite an impression in her short life, and there's something to be said for that. My condolences to all involved.

  4. says

    Thanks to all of you for you condolences from me, Ashlea's mom. I remember well my conversations of AETV with Ashlea through the years. She and I shared the same views. You're right, she was awesome and this IS a way to keep alive the memories and good times. She was my only daughter, and I miss her deeply. Thank you again, sincerely, SharonLea Dalrymple, Tulsa, OK.

  5. says

    Hello, everyone.. My name is Drew, and I was Ashlea's fiancee… Thanks for the kind words about a wonderful person.. It's been 8 months, now, and i am still devastated.. All I can hope is that her pain is finally gone, and she is resting in peace.. I loved her so very much..

  6. says

    I don't know you Drew, but I still feel my heart going out to you. I still feel that bond of humanity, and I really, really, really feel for you. It's not just empty words from a stranger. I hope in time you go from being devastated to being happy, with fond memories to light up your day with their sudden manifestation. Drew, I don't expect you to take me up on this, and believe me, I understand if you do not, but if you wish, feel free to email me. I don't know what a total stranger can offer, but I'm just throwing it out there. If you ever want to, just click my profile and email away. I'd leave you with a quote, but they end up coming across as empty platitudes half of the time, so I'll just say sorry again and good luck, man.

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