Bryna Ben-Asher

Bryna Shirley Ben-Asher, 78, died on June 14, 2014.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Ben-Asher received her bachelor’s of science in physical therapy from the University of Buffalo, where she met M. David Ben-Asher. They married in 1956 and moved to Tucson in 1964. She served on the Catalina Foothills District School Board for seven years, including a term as board president. Her work as a physical therapist was followed by a second career as a travel agent. After retiring in 2007, Mrs. Ben-Asher was an educator with the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists and a member of the Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol.

Mrs. Ben-Asher was preceded in death by her brother Sanford (Carol) Zeller, infant son Steven Ben-Asher, and daughter Susan Rachel (Jon) Newton. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, David; children, Nancy Ben-Asher (Tidhar) Ozeri, Judith Ben-Asher (Dan) Hirshfeld, and Jonathan Ben-Asher, all of Tucson; brother Robert (Susan) Zeller of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Services were held in Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbis Robert Eisen and Arthur Oleisky officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel or Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750.