Allyson Goad

Allyson Goad

November 07, 1998 - September 11, 2021

Age: 22


When Allyson Goad was born, her spirit lit a spark in our souls that only grew as she did. Ally was full of personality and drive and that allotted her to partake in many hobbies in her early and high school years. While performing in musicals and choirs, raising hogs in the FFA, sports, and welding, Ally gave it her all, had fun, and made friends wherever she went. Her fire and heart of gold ignited countless friendships, each one solidified with every selfless act of kindness she gave them, both human and four legged. She overcame hardships in her life that she used for growth and ignited her drive for living her life to the fullest even more. She was studying to be an engineer at OSU OKC, excelling at her studies, embracing life, and loving her friends and family. She never said no to a last-minute adventure, night on the town, or chill evening in. Ally was game for all aspects of experiencing what life had to offer. Unbeknownst to her, a quick trip down to Texas to visit friends would be her last. Ally was killed on September 11th, 2021 on Highway 69 in Jacksonville, Texas by a man who was driving drunk two times over the legal limit.

Fast forward almost 2 years later, to August 7th 2023, the man that ended Ally’s life pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ally’s family and friends spent those 2 years using their sorrow, anger, and voices to advocate for the injustice of those silenced by drunk drivers. In the days, weeks, months, and years of irreconcilable broken-heartedness they have successfully launched and furthered the non-profit organization, AllyRocks405. Allyson’s joy radiates through all of the lives she has touched from family, to friends, to the many children she has loved and cared for, and to the dogs we have all adopted on her behalf. AllyRocks405’s aspirations to raise awareness and put an end to the global epidemic, known as drinking and driving, is fueled by the grief of Allyson’s family and friends but it is carried out by thousands of creative “Ally Rockers” around the world. In partnering with other non-profit organizations who share a common mission, they strive to build a powerful platform seeking change not only in social constructs but at a legislative level.