Sunshine into the Lives of Others: The Inspiring Life Story of Beth L. Tielke

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." – James Matthew Barrie

About the Curator

My husband and I hold hands within  my Grandma Beth Tielke.

My husband and I hold hands with my Grandma Beth Tielke.

Who am I? My name is Ashley Renee and I’m Beth Tielke’s granddaughter. I live in Kansas [though I was raised as a Husker!] where I love to laugh and play with my Italian husband and ambitious toddler who looks just like his daddy. I have a zest for life…and the changes that it brings. Perhaps that is why I’ve always enjoyed living in the midwest where we get to experience changing seasons. I consider myself a change agentcheerleader for wellbeing and a champion of lifelong learning. I love to read, write, act, sing, dance, travel, organize, research, create and plan theme parties (among many other interests!). I am actively involved in my community, having been recognized for my services on planning committees for a local children’s charity and as the Director of Certification for the chapter of a local professional association.

Having seen my grandmother give to others my whole life, I also like to extend my philanthropic support to Nebraska Troop Support, my Grandma Beth’s non-profit organization that she runs solely through volunteer efforts and donations. I have lent my services by developing marketing materials, creating a social media campaign and through raising corporate funds and making donations for the troops. To find out more on how our Little Miss Sunshine is helping military personnel near and far, check out the website:

I thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will step back into the sunshine of these pages again soon! After all, there will be plenty of Beth’s memories, pictures, and videos yet to come!  In fact, Walt Whitman hit it on the head with this one:

“Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.”


5 responses to “About the Curator

  1. Hey there!

    I love your blog a whole ton so I nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Check out the details here

    Keep up the great work!

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  2. Pilar Johnson says:

    By chance, I found thus online. I am aunt leslie’s great grandaughter. She raised me until her death. Your grandmothers words on kindness brought me to tears. What beautiful women. Thank you for this. I would love to hear more about her sisters and their mom that passed. We have tapes recorded somewhere of the covered wagon trip west, recorded in the 80’s.

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    • Hello, Pilar! Thank you for your message! What a happy occurrence that you found this blog! Could you email me at so we can connect? I’m happy to share more about the family members and I think that’s fantastic that you have recorded conversations about the westward bound covered wagon trip! My Grandma Beth would’ve marveled at that! 😊


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