Ashlyn Marie McGehee, 19, unexpectedly passed away March 16, 2020.
Ashlyn is survived by her mother, Amber Anderson of Hendersonville Tenn.; father, Adam McGehee of Tampa, Fla., and fur brother Ares; grandparents, Ed and Crystal Anderson of Hendersonville, and Bruce and Debby McGehee of Bogalusa; great-grandparents, Shirley Wood of Walton N.Y., Dolores Seal of Bogalusa, and Ralph Wright of Chatham N.Y.; aunts and uncles, Christina (Tod) Underhill of Marion, Ark., Brenton McGehee of Tampa, and Meghan Seymore of St. Louis, Mo.; and cousins, Ethan and Erin Underhill, Nathanial and Seraphina Seymore, Aden and Kaleb McGehee.
Ashlyn was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Wayne Seal of Bogalusa, Kenneth Wood of Walton, and Dorris Ann and William McGehee of Bogalusa.
Ashlyn graduated in 2018 from Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky., and was a student attending Western Kentucky University. Ashlyn had many skills and passions. She was an accomplished athlete and teammate. During high school, she threw shot put and discus for her high school track and field team, ran cross-country, and was on the bowling team. Ashlyn frequently ran half marathons with her family just for fun. Ashlyn was also an excellent baker and made the most delicious goodies. She volunteered at the humane society. She always called Bogalusa home and loved being out in the country.
Ashlyn was a beautiful young woman who was self-assured, independent, and vivacious who loved her family and friends dearly. Being a military child, she moved every few years and made countless life long friends along the way. This taught her the value of friendship and making connections. She made sure everyone felt included. If you knew Ashlyn, you wanted to be around her. She made you laugh. She made you feel special. Ashlyn was a truly special person, and her absence will forever leave a void in all of our hearts. Ashlyn Marie McGehee lived her life to the fullest, and she would absolutely want us all to do the same.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 21, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home located at 216 Alabama Ave in Bogalusa, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with services immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ashlyn McGehee to the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1456, Bowling Green, KY 42102.