UA Student honored by Memorial fund

By Shelby Evans

Razorback Reporter

A UA student who committed suicide last week will be remembered by family and friends with a memorial fund established to aid those who suffer depression disorders.

UAPD officers found freshman Ashley Lane Marrs dead in a car parked in a Super 8 Motel lot on Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville, Sept. 16. Her parents had reported her missing earlier that day, UAPD Capt. Gary Crain said.

Marrs’ cause of death was suicide, according to a Go Fund Me page that her parents created.

“After a long battle with PTSD, depression and anxiety, our beloved 18-year old daughter, Lane, took her own life,” Marrs’ parents said on the page.

Marrs’ parents have organized a memorial fund to honor their daughter in lieu of flowers, according to the Go Fund Me page.

“We will strive to bring meaning to our loss by using these donations to help other teens in their fight with depression,” Marr’s parents said on the page. “We feel compelled to do everything we can to help other families give their teens a chance, and to never have to experience the tragedy and loss our family has felt.”

The donation page was created Sept. 19, and has been shared more than 4,000 times on social media and surpassed its goal of $15,000 in less than 24 hours, according to the page.