She knew her prayers by heart.

Ashley Megan Eckles, 4, had gone with her grandparents, Luther and LaRue Treanor, to the Social Security office on the ground floor of the Murrah building. Her grandfather was to retire in May and he had a 9:15 a.m. appointment at the Social Security office. They arrived a little early and were in the building when the bomb exploded at 9:02 a.m. Ashley’s aunt, Lois Treanor, said, “Ashley was a happy child who knew no strangers. She had a big heart.” Ashley is survived by her mother, Kathleen Eckles Treanor; her stepfather, Mike Treanor; and two brothers David and Zachary, aged 9 and 7 at the time.

Field of Empty Chairs

Ashley Megan Eckles
Ashley Megan Eckles
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
1st Floor
Social Security Administration

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