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Celebrating the life of
Ursula Asher
March 13, 1939 - April 27, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Friday, May 05, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 10:00am - Saturday, May 06, 2017
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

There was none so beautiful and none so brave. Ursula knew fear but also how to stare it down. She was the most gracious of all hostesses...no one ever felt anything but love when in her home or in her presence. Her love for her husband, Graham and her beloved dogs was immeasurable. The earth has truly lost one of the greatest women to grace this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Graham, Duke and family.

Hope Turner, Savannah, GA

To know Ursula is to know grace and courage. I have so many fond memories of Savannah and Kiawah, her warm hospitality and all she taught me about life and how to live it with conviction. Poised and elegant, that was Ursula. She will live on in my memory. Peace and strength to her wonderful family.

Diane Schmidt, Cumming, GA

Ursula was a unique person. She was always dressed beautifully for the occasion. She loved her dogs and horses with great passion.She adored her husband,Graham. I have fond memories of us riding our horses in the fields of Hi Ho Hills. Gallop on Ursula!

Sandra Rhangos, Savannah, Ga

Ursula was outstanding lady! She was very kind, sweet and a lot of fun! So very sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and strength during this difficult time! Much love!

Phyllis & Mark Harper, Savannsh, Ga

A priceless friend and a courageous woman. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of our fabulous Ursula. Hugs to you all, Janine and John Gauthier

Janine and John Gauthier, Kernersville, NC

Dear Mr. Asher, Tom (Adriana & Samantha), Markus, and Robert: Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We are praying for peace and strength during this difficult time. God Bless, Monica, Rudolf, Andre and Nicole

Dr. Rudolf Bond and Mrs. Monica Bond, Columbus, OHIO

A Farewell Tribute to My Loving Wife Ursula

You were a woman of exceptional courage

With an enduring power to cope

Taking each challenge one day at a time

And never giving up HOPE………Encouraged by the faith of others

to survive and overcome, with the courage to say

I may be down……but the battle is not done!

For the Woman of Courage that you were

You always displayed amazing beauty and strength

With the attitude no other chooses…. you gave yourself the permission

needed to feel disappointed or sad.

Your story is one of gentle strength……reminding us once more…

Steel is sometimes clothed in velvet, and

COURAGE does not always ROAR

Sleep now My Darling in peace guarded by Angels for evermore.

Ursula Asher passed away in great pain after a valiant six year battle with Ovarian Cancer at 5:03 PM on Thursday April 27th in St Joseph’s Candler Hospital under the care of attending Doctors and Nurses, surrounded by her loving husband Graham Asher and youngest son Thomas Baker and went to her Heavenly Father in peace at last.

She was born March 13th 1939 in Goppingen, West Germany to Oskar and Gertrude Scheer one of eight children and was brought up and educated in Heidenheim and later married Major Robert Baker, who eventually brought her and their three sons to Savannah, Georgia in the mid sixties when he was stationed to Hunter Army Airfield. She attended and graduated from Bauder Fashion College in Los Angeles and joined the staff at Town and Country women’s apparel store on Bull Street as a Fashion Consultant and Display Manager. In 1975 she married Graham Asher in the newly appointed Pulaski Room at the De Soto Hilton where Graham was the hotel Food & Beverage Director. He was later offered a higher position at Kiawah Island Resort and the family moved there for the following five years. Thereafter her career included fashion sales management positions at Neiman Marcus, and Thalheimers. While Graham’s also progressed to higher levels taking the family to other areas of the US. They returned to Savannah in the mid Nineties and purchased their permanent home at Winterberry, while continuing their careers progression until today. At this time they had also acquired three horses and Ursula had become an accomplished Equestrienne and enjoyed many happy times riding in the countryside of Rincon. She had an undying love of animals and there was always a dog at home and one on the trail with her.

Surviving Ursula is her husband of forty years Graham, their three sons Thomas Baker of Ladies Island, SC. Markus Baker of Roswell, GA. Robert Baker of Plentywood, MT., a granddaughter Samantha Baker presently attending college at Furman University, and her beautiful German Shepherd Duke, at home.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday May 5th at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Saturday May 6th at The Catholic Cemetery, Wheaton Street.

Interment will follow at The Catholic Cemetery.

The family suggests remembrances be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society.

We also wish to recognize with our sincere thanks the wonderful nursing staff of the 4th and 6th floors of St Joseph’s Candler Hospital and the Clinical Care Team at The J. C. Lewis Cancer Care Clinic.

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There was none so beautiful and none so brave. Ursula knew fear but also how to stare it down. She was the most gracious of all hostesses...no one ever felt anything but love when in her home or in her presence. Her love for her husband, Graham and her beloved dogs was immeasurable. The earth has truly lost one of the greatest women to grace this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Graham, Duke and family.

Hope Turner, Savannah, GA

To know Ursula is to know grace and courage. I have so many fond memories of Savannah and Kiawah, her warm hospitality and all she taught me about life and how to live it with conviction. Poised and elegant, that was Ursula. She will live on in my memory. Peace and strength to her wonderful family.

Diane Schmidt, Cumming, GA

Ursula was a unique person. She was always dressed beautifully for the occasion. She loved her dogs and horses with great passion.She adored her husband,Graham. I have fond memories of us riding our horses in the fields of Hi Ho Hills. Gallop on Ursula!

Sandra Rhangos, Savannah, Ga

Ursula was outstanding lady! She was very kind, sweet and a lot of fun! So very sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and strength during this difficult time! Much love!

Phyllis & Mark Harper, Savannsh, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Graham Asher — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Janine and John Gauthier — North Carolina

A priceless friend and a courageous woman. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of our fabulous Ursula. Hugs to you all, Janine and John Gauthier

Janine and John Gauthier, Kernersville, NC

Dear Mr. Asher, Tom (Adriana & Samantha), Markus, and Robert: Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We are praying for peace and strength during this difficult time. God Bless, Monica, Rudolf, Andre and Nicole

Dr. Rudolf Bond and Mrs. Monica Bond, Columbus, OHIO

Candle tribute lit by Monica Bond and Family — Ohio

Candle tribute lit by Cheryl Rawlings — Georgia


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