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In Memory of  Ivy Lynn Ash Belles 1951 - 2018

Ivy Lynn Belles, 67, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She is preceded in death by her father Bernard Ash. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Anita Ash; her loving husband of 41 years, Donald Belles; daughter, Laura Rowell and husband, Mitchell; brothers, Stewart Ash, Jonathan Ash and wife, Nancy; sister, Sherry Walter and husband, Ronald; grandchild, Juliette Rowell; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Ivy was a loving and devoted wife, mother and newly made grandmother. As the wife of a United States Air Force Colonel, they were stationed many places and she enjoyed each one as much as the last. She liked cross-stitch projects, playing mahjong, tea rooms, collecting antiques, her tortoises, and especially working at Pearland Jewelry. Ivy was the ultimate fighter, surpassing the doctor’s expectations, and she fought her battle for five years when only expected to live one. She was admired by everyone for her unbelievable strength. Ivy was able to see her daughter walk down the aisle, even walking down the aisle herself alongside her brother, Stewart, and danced with her husband at the wedding. She fought long enough to see the birth of her grandchild, Juliette, and held her in her arms at the hospital. She called her daughter every morning on Laura’s way to work to tell her good morning and let her know she loves her. Ivy was the most trustworthy and selfless person you could ever meet. She always went above and beyond to make sure that her family was happy, she always put everyone before herself, and was truly an angel sent to Earth. You couldn’t help but love Ivy, she made friends with anyone and everyone. Her Jewish faith was important to her and she made sure to pass it down to her daughter. Ivy had a beautiful soul that will never be forgotten, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services for Ivy will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will be held at 10:00 am and the service will follow at 10:30 am with Chaplain Jerry Stark officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

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10/10/18 07:14 PM #1    

Geri (Jerry) Rosenberg (Ungurean)

I will always remember Ivy's sweet face and smile.  

She was as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside.


10/11/18 11:46 AM #2    

Lori Raport (Horwitz)

Ivy was such a nice person. I will always remember what a kind and friendly person she was. She had a lot of friends and always had a smile on her face. I wish peace and happy memories to her family. 


10/11/18 01:50 PM #3    

Jo H. Schneiderman

Ivy and grew up next door to one another and stayed friends throughout high school and beyond.  I remember a silly trip in 1972 to St. Jean, Quebec when I was going to UVM and we hoped to get to Montreal.  Ivy brought joy and honesty to every experience we had, except of course when we were yelling back and forth across our yards "I am never talking to you again, so there."  I loved Ivy.  I am so sad her bright light has been extinguished.

10/13/18 03:41 PM #4    

Bill Rollins



Death is an angel sent down from above
Sent for the buds and the flowers we love
Truly 'tis so, for in heaven's own way
Each soul is a flower in the Master's bouquet

Loved ones are passing each day and each hour
Passing away as the life of a flower
But every bud and each blossom some day
Will bloom as a flower in the Master's bouquet

Let us be faithful ‘til life's work is done
Blooming with love ‘til the reaper shall come
Then we'll be gathered together for age
Transplanted to bloom in the Master's bouquet

Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet
Beautiful flowers that will never decay
Gathered by angels and carried away
Forever to bloom in the Master's bouquet...


© 1940 – Marvin E. Baumgardner






10/14/18 11:45 AM #5    

Lisa Johnston (Howorth (Class President))

I loved Ivy! Who didn't! I think I first got to know her well in 7th grade math class at Pyle, and then in 1966 we moved to Bannockburn, and I got to know all the Ashes, sibs and cousins, mostly at Bburn Pool. Ivy was smart, funny, and FUN. She was always smiling or laughing. And so sweet; a good friend. My brother Sam, who's about 11 years younger than we were, admits now that he had a big crush on her. She and Dee Dee Ross and i had some hilarious times. I'm so very sad that she's gone, and that she was ill for so long. But I'm glad to know that she lived a full life with her family, and in recent years enjoyed her daughter's wedding and a grandchild. I'll always remember her.  Lisa (Johnston) Howorth

10/16/18 03:48 PM #6    

Lynnie (William L. ) Cook

As Lisa said, "who didn't like Ivy?" She had an infectious laugh, big smile and even bigger heart. I met her in typing class in 10th grade... man could those little fingers fly!! Her driving skills, however, were another matter (lol). I taught her to drive... or I shold say that I attempted to teach her. We were laughing so hard I'm surprised we were able to stay on the road. Then there were the times back at her house to listen to the first Bee Gees album.... or going to see "To Sir With Love". She was always a good friend and we leaned on one-another throughout 10th grade (a tough grade/transition at best). It really does make me said to think that I will never again hear that roar of a laugh but, then again, I feel fortunate to have experienced it. I'll miss you Ivy. Thanks for everything.

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