Ashton Garic Memorial Fund

$20,875 of $10k goal

Raised by 351 people in 29 months
Heather Pigott McDaniel  BOGALUSA, LA
The Ashton Garic Memorial Fund was created for Ashton Garic. Ashton was the six year old son of Bogalusa Police Sergeant Michael Garic. Ashton was killed in a tragic accident on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Memorial Fund is to help with funeral and hospital expenses. Please consider donating to this fund. Any amount will greatly help his father in paying any expenses. Thank you!
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Update 5
29 months ago

Our GOD IS AWESOME! I would never have imagined that we would have raised almost $20,000.00. I am so proud to call Bogalusa and the surrounding area home. We certainly have come together as a community when one of our own is need. A simple thank you is not enough but, THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone that has contributed to this fund, said prayers, brought food, and everything else that was done for Ashton's family and his Dad, Michael. Please lets see if we can make the $20,000.00 mark and God bless each and everyone that has touched the lives of this precious family.
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Update 4
29 months ago

Once again everyone has gone above and beyond. We thank you! Please remember that the funds will go toward medical expenses, funeral costs and if any money is left a headstone. Please consider donating so the Ashton's Dad will not have any expenses.
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Update 3
29 months ago

Ashton Taylor Thomas-Garic

Ashton, age 6 was welcomed into this world November 21, 2007, and regrettably departed on April 22, 2014. The moment Ashton entered this world, he gave new meaning to life for his Daddy. Ashton was a child filled with joy and curiosity. Ashton was loved by everyone he met, but especially by his family. Ashton and his Daddy, Michael shared an undying love for one another. They expressed their love every single day. Ashton also loved Baby Alex, his younger brother and his older brother Anderson. Ashton was the best big brother anyone could ask for. Ashton would always make sure Baby Alex was taken care of and knew everything about life that he knew. Ashton was a ray of sunshine in everyone's life. His smile would brighten the darkest day. Ashton was loved by his classmates at Ben's Ford Christian School as well. Ashton made everyone, especially his Daddy, so proud of all of his scholastic accomplishments. Ashton also loved going to church and learning his Bible verses. Ashton would often recite Bible verses at church. Ashton had been sharpening his basketball skills, while also teaching Baby Alex how to dribble the ball with both hands. Ashton's proudest moment was looking forward to his upcoming Kindergarten graduation ceremony. Ashton was also happy to be entering the First Grade in the Fall. Ashton had a lifetime of things to achieve. Ashton's Daddy could not be more proud of his beloved son.

Ashton, Baby Alex and their Daddy (Mike) were thrilled to be able to spend time together. They always made the most of every moment. Ashton also loved going on boat rides, playing in the yard with his trucks, drawing beautiful pictures, and just being a kid. Ashton was a very strong-willed boy, and lived life to its fullest with the people who loved him.

Ashton has greatly impressed beautiful, lasting memories in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. Ashton will be forever loved and celebrated by beloved family and dear friends, and will be greatly missed.

Ashton is survived by his father, Mike Garic of Bogalusa, Louisiana; his mother Amy L. Thomas of Bogalusa, Louisiana; Two brothers: Alex James Garic and Anderson Thomas of Bogalusa. Paternal Grandparents: Berferd and Deborah Hartzog of Bogalusa. Maternal Grandfather, Rodney Thomas of Bogalusa. Maternal Grandmother, Cindy Galloway of Bogalusa. Paternal Great-Grandmother, Ethylene Hartzog of Angie, Louisiana. Maternal Great-Grandparents: James and Eretta Galloway of Bogalusa, and Dorothy Thomas of Bogalusa. Also survived by Aunt Missy and Uncle Danny Jones, and their children Christopher and Kassi, Brandon, Hannah all of Pine, Louisiana. Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason Hill, and their children Trilby, Koen, Southern Grace of Sun, Louisiana. Special friends: Victoria Luper, Carley Ladner, Barrett Adams. Ashton is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ashton's Visitation will begin on Friday, April 25 from 5:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation and services will be held at The First Pentecostal Church, 11532 Hwy 21 S, Bogalusa, Louisiana, with Rev. Travis Houston and Pastor Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
http://www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2492587&fh_id=13282
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Update 2
29 months ago

Please remember we can also use any extra money to help purchase a headstone for the gravesite. Thank you!
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Mary Minarik
29 months ago

Words cannot ever express how truly sorry I am for this family but one thing is for sure, he is in Heaven and that is a peace of mind that the family has. I don't how a family survives losing a child without knowing that. My prayers are with the family now as God has called him home and regardless of where, when, or what, we all have our time to go before we are even born. Keeping you in my prayers...

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Shawn Smith
29 months ago

So proud that our little town really pulled together for this family. God please wrap your arms around this family as they go through this heartbreaking time.

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Leslie Herrington
29 months ago

Praying for you!!

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ConnienMichael Cotton
29 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

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Gene Magee
29 months ago

Very sorry about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers, if there is anything you need let us know.

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Tina Stewart
29 months ago

It's just amazing how our little town comes together in a tragic time like this. I was so glad to see that the goal was met in just 16 hours. That says a lot about how our town comes together in a time of need.

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Christa Smith
29 months ago

Mike & Family; Word's can not express how truly saddened we are for your loss! Ashton has become all of our child! We are praying for you in this difficult time. As a community we are ALL hear for you! Please remember that! With deepest sympathy, Jaye, Christa, Jacob, Nick and Noah Smith

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$20,875 of $10k goal

Raised by 351 people in 29 months
Created April 23, 2014
Heather Pigott McDaniel  
KF
$100
Kevin Moore & Family
29 months ago
MM
$10
Michelle Manes
29 months ago
BF
$100
Bryan Fontenot
29 months ago

May God give you the strength to accept death in the most tragic way .

DT
$10
Debbie Tracy
29 months ago

My prayers are with you at this terrible time. I wish words could help.

JC
$40
Jai Chestang
29 months ago

Sending my deepest condolences . May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.

$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
RM
$100
Richard and Aimee Mize
29 months ago
KH
$25
Kimberly Farmer Hess
29 months ago

My heart breaks for you, Mike! You are in my prayers.

$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
$100
Anonymous
29 months ago
Mary Minarik
29 months ago

Words cannot ever express how truly sorry I am for this family but one thing is for sure, he is in Heaven and that is a peace of mind that the family has. I don't how a family survives losing a child without knowing that. My prayers are with the family now as God has called him home and regardless of where, when, or what, we all have our time to go before we are even born. Keeping you in my prayers...

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Shawn Smith
29 months ago

So proud that our little town really pulled together for this family. God please wrap your arms around this family as they go through this heartbreaking time.

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Leslie Herrington
29 months ago

Praying for you!!

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ConnienMichael Cotton
29 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

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Gene Magee
29 months ago

Very sorry about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers, if there is anything you need let us know.

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Tina Stewart
29 months ago

It's just amazing how our little town comes together in a tragic time like this. I was so glad to see that the goal was met in just 16 hours. That says a lot about how our town comes together in a time of need.

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Christa Smith
29 months ago

Mike & Family; Word's can not express how truly saddened we are for your loss! Ashton has become all of our child! We are praying for you in this difficult time. As a community we are ALL hear for you! Please remember that! With deepest sympathy, Jaye, Christa, Jacob, Nick and Noah Smith

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