SHELBY SEABAUGH, a former Ouachita Baptist University who died tragically in 2014, will be honored as part of a float in the 2016 Donate Life Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Seabaugh's image will be featured with 59 other memorial floragraphs – portraits made of flowers – during the parade. Each memorial portrait will honor an individual who donated organs and tissues. The float's theme will be "Treasure Life's Journey."
Seabaugh's portrait will be completed by her friends and family in Arkansas in December before being shipped back to Pasadena for the Rose Parade.
The Rose Parade is held each year on New Years Day and is seen by millions of people from across the United States and around the world.
Seabaugh, a junior at Ouachita, was at home visiting during spring break when she died unexpectedly on March 27, 2014. Seabaugh is the daughter of Mike and Laurie Seabaugh. Mike Seabaugh is the pastor of Central Baptist Church, Magnolia.
Story compiled from a report by the Magnolia Reporter.