523b32a151eb6.preview-300Ashia Ishtar Hart, age 38 years, of Ely Nevada passed away September 11, 2013 She was born on April 12, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada to William and Diane Hart.

After High School Ashia continued her education and became a certified surgical technician. She proudly worked as surgical tech for 15 years at Las Vegas Sunrise Hospital in the maternity ward and Ely’s William Bee Ririe Hospital. She inspired her two best friends, Teresa and Jason to follow in her footsteps and continue their education as well.

Ashia was the proud mother of two sons; Joshua Schoon and Drewen Schoon. Her favorite thing to do was to take Drew to the duck pond and she could not have been more excited than when she watched Josh graduate last year from White Pine High School.

Ashia’s favorite food was pickles but she was a fantastic cook. She could eat something at a restaurant and return home to cook the same meal adding her own gourmet flair. Although she was a vegetarian, she could be found in her kitchen cooking non-vegetarian meals for her boyfriend, Miakoda Fitzner.

She is survived by her mother, Diane Hart of Ely and her father, William Hart of Ely; sons; Joshua Schoon of Las Vegas, and Drewen Schoon of Ely, brothers; Christopher Banks of Las Vegas, Michael Banks (Linda) of Ely, and David Banks (Leslie) of Washington; sisters; Teheal Hart (Jr) of Laughlin, Jenifer Bainbridge (Bubba) of Ely, Michelle Banks of Ely and Brelan Armstrong (Michael) of Las Vegas and countless nieces and nephews.

Beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, Ashia will be truly missed by all that she touched.

“And you think that love is only

for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter

fara beneath the biter snow

Lies the seed

That with the sun’s love, in the spring

Becomes the rose.”