Ashley Anne McGowan March 30, 1984 - January 21, 2013 Ashley died of complication of the flu in Portland, Oregan where she was employed by Intel Corporation. She had just completed tests to become a C.P.A. She was born in Bakersfield, California and began her education here before moving to Texas where she attended high school and the University of Texas, majoring in accounting. Ashley is remembered for her sweet, happy, upbeat attitude. She leaves behind to mourn her passing her fiance Bill Cahoon of Oregon; mother and stepfather Ray and Jennifer Phillips; and her brother Jarrett Van Curran of Longview, Texas; her father Bradley Greer; and her sister Jami Highfill of Bakersfield, California. Also aunts and uncles Karen Greer and Shawn Zulich of Oklahoma City, OK, Jim and Loretta Greer, Kent Greer, Kathy and Terry Beaschler all of Bakersfield, along with loving cousins Erica and Kimberly Greer, Lindsay Dollar, Logan and Mackenzie Beaschler. A celebration of Ashleys birth will be held locally on March 30, 2013. Those wishing to attend this occasion please RSVP to Grandmother Donna Lyngstad at 661-871-1224. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 23, 2013