Club Q Victim Leaves Behind Husband and 11-Year-Old Daughter


NBC News reported that a woman named Ashley Paugh was visiting Colorado Springs and wanted to end the trip with some fun. So, they decided to go to the LGBTQ nightclub Club Q. Unfortunately, while there, a gunman decided to open fire, killing her and four others Saturday night.


The victim’s sister Stephanie Clark said Paugh was a loving mother and wife who was devoted to her family, including her 11-year-old daughter.

“My niece is devastated,” Clark said, adding that Paugh “lived for her daughter.”

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In a phone interview Monday, Clark sobbed and described an intense swirl of emotions in the wake of her sister’s death.


“It just doesn’t seem real,” Clark said. “We’re heartbroken. We’re sad. We’re mad, angry.”

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Before You Even Ask…..

Paugh, who is not part of the LGBTQ community, spent Saturday in Colorado Springs with a female friend. They had driven up from La Junta, Colorado. They’d actually been anticipating a stand-up comedy performance at Club Q that night.

Stephanie Clark and her sister Ashley Paugh. (Courtesy Stephanie Clark)© Courtesy Stephanie Clark

“Nothing will ever be the same without her,” Clark said. “Right now, I don’t want to laugh. She was a loving, caring person who would do anything for anybody. We’re gonna miss her so much.”

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