Lynette died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Wagner, the result of an automobile accident. Wake services were held at 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday at the National Guard Armory in Wagner. Funeral services were 10 AM, Monday, February 22 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Marty. She will be cremated after her services and burial of her remains will be in the Choteau Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Wagner. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.
Lynette Celeste Ashes was born September 5, 1956, to Mary Virginia DeCoteau and Cephas Clayton Ashes, Sr. in Wagner. She had four children: Shantel Ratzlaff, of Minneapolis, MN, Stuart Ashes, Greenwood, Susan Egnaczak, Pittsboro, NC, and Calvin Wright, Sr. of Wagner. She was raising two of her grandchildren: Demitrius Cole Jackson, Greenwood, and Mary Virginia DeCoteau Ashes, also of Greenwood.
Lynette was raised in Yankton, moving to Denver, CO. She lived there for several years. She obtained her degree in coding from United Tribes Technical College, which she was very proud of. She was a very spiritual woman, also a very good cook—Sundays will never be the same!
She moved back 18 years ago, and was employed at the IHS, in the medical records department as a coder. She lived her life to the fullest, making friends wherever she went. She had a crazy sense of humor and made everyone laugh.
Lynette is survived by her four children, also Honey-Girl and Demitrius, six grandkids: Calvin Wright, Jr., Mara Wright, both of Wagner, Demitrius Jackson, Greenwood, Brea Callen, Minneapolis, MN, and Austin and DeCota Egnaczak of Pittsboro, NC; three brothers: Cephas, Sr., of Lake Andes, Keny, of Wagner, and Chop, of Greenwood; three sisters: Beverly, Harrisburg, PA, Roberta and Clarice, both of Denver, CO; and also a host of relatives and friends— Lynette, your presence and laughter will be missed so much…you’ll never be forgotten—you’ll be loved forever! Fly high now, our sister, tell Momma and Grandma, “Hi.” Fedex and UPS will miss you also.
Lynnette is preceded in death by her parents: Mary and Cephas Ashes; one sister: Mabel “Dicey” Thompson; and four brothers: Robin, Francis Charles, Chuck, and Eric.