Elizabeth (Birns) Asher, 35, of Boxbourough, died Feb. 3. She was the wife of Ryan Asher. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Jill Shack of Worcester and Douglas Birns of Arlington and Delray Beach, Fla. She graduated from Dublin School in 2003, and attended American University in Washington D.C. During her time in D.C., she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and took time off for her health. She eventually earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2015. She completed a Masters of Social Work from Simmons College. She was licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She was a member of Temple Emunah in Lexington. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a sister, Amanda Roth and her husband, Mark of Dix Hills, N.Y.; her stepmother, Terry; a niece, Emma Roth; two nephews, Jeremy and Adam Roth; her aunt and uncle Wendy and Richard Lubkin of Rye Brook, N.Y.; and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Audrey and Philip Shack; a nephew, Jacob Roth; and a sister, Julie Birns. Memorial contributions maybe made to the Development Office at Massachusetts General Hospital, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114, to support the Crohn’s and Colitis research of Dr. Kristin Burke. MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN


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