On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Livermore, California, Ashlyn Tacconi took her place in heaven. She had a short and difficult fight with cancer; clear cell sarcoma. However, she spent her last few days and breaths worshiping and praising Jesus for the life she has been given here on earth.
Ashlyn was born in Mountain View, California to William and Donna Hutcheson with her older brother Michael Hutcheson and moved to Livermore one year later. She graduated from San Ramon Valley Christian Academy in 2016 and swam competitively for the Livermore Aqua Cowboys and the Electric Eels throughout her high school years. She received a job with the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Later on, she worked as a barista for multiple coffee shops, including Inklings Coffee and Tea as well as The Press Café in Pleasanton, California. While working at The Press she started to teach piano and singing to kids all around the East Bay ranging from ages 3 years old to 16 years old. Eventually, she was teaching music to around 34 different students each week. In 2020 she had to stop her piano lessons due to COVID-19. Soon after, she received a job with the church she and her husband, Alec Tacconi had been going to, The Rock Church in Danville, California. Both Alec and Ashlyn worked at The Rock Church up until Ashlyn’s passing. She was a media and production coordinator, and she served on the worship team playing the keyboard and singing. Ashlyn assigned and directed a team of volunteers for each of the worship services, and she also coordinated between different pastors and staff members for their needs of videography for the different ministries.