September 29, 1973 - February 19, 2022
WHITE, Meghan, M., February 19, 2022 Age 48. Loving and adored daughter of Danny and Judith White. Dear sister of Dan (Jennifer Pillow) White. Proud and beloved aunt of Christian and Annabelle White. Cherished niece of Carol Goll, Mary Ann Goll, Richard and Ellen White, and Deena Mangiapane. Also survived by her cousins Jeffrey (Teresa), Rachel, and Peter Mangiapane, Kevin (Jen) White, and Amy (Kevin) Keddy Meghan started her life in Detroit, went to St. Juliana Grade School. We moved to New Baltimore in December, 1982 where she continued her education at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Anchorville. She went from city living to rural America overnight. We were suddenly in a slower, calmer environment. Kids played Hide & Seek, Frozen Tag, Kick the Can, until its too dark outside to see. She had freedom to roam in the wooded area around our home. She would swing in the woods from a giant rope swing, play little league softball, and basketball at school and was busy all the time. Meg went to St. Clement High School in Center Line where her dad was a teacher. Meg and her dad drove together every morning. She enjoyed a positive Basketball and Softball career at St. Clement. She earned All Catholic and All State honors in both sports, even though she was only 5 foot 2 1/2 inches tall, 115 lbs. She was quick and agile. School wasn’t all about sports, its also about learning and growing up. The St. Clement Community offered a positive environment. Meghan went on to Alma College hoping to play basketball, but broke her ankle and her dreams during tryouts. She continued being an active Alma Scot. She joined a sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, played intramurals, studied hard and had fun. She earned her degree in Exercise Science and joined the Beaumont Hospital staff working in Cardiac Rehab. Meg worked at Beaumont for about 10 years, finding a lifelong community of friends. A group of them lived together near the hospital. Imagine what that was like! Meg went back to school, Wayne State University, to earn her Master’s Degree in Education. She had a plan to become a Physical Education Teacher and gained a position in Farmington Schools. She worked a year or two in middle school and high school, but then settled into a position at Beechview Elementary; good because she was now taller than most of the students! Meghan got involved in the community, coaching junior varsity basketball and softball, helping with the “Green Team” and the Junior Optimist Club. Meg was always filled with energy and she loved being busy, much like her dad. She found a warm community to work with at Beechview. They have helped and encouraged her throughout her cancer diagnosis. Cards and messages showing up when she needed them most. The “Bees” not only care for their students, they care for their staff. She found a Softball team to play on, and with it came a community of women who became another family. She has been blessed with caring friends who help each other through the struggles of life. She found herself a community to belong to. One in which she could be herself. Once again, God had blessed her with loving friends. Meanwhile she always entertained her family. She was always finding things for us to do and we loved it. She would make adventures for us to take part in during our yearly vacations. She would meet her parents when they were camping and spend a few days with them. She loved the outdoors. She travelled all around Michigan, visited the east coast, hiked the Smoky Mountains, ran a marathons. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Bermuda and who knows where else. She spent time with her brother and his family. Dan and Meg have been blessed to have a good relationship. She added a sister when Dan married Jennifer. She has enjoyed her niece and nephew, Annabelle and Christian. She wanted more time with them. She was our Fireball and its hard to imagine life without her. She was a little feisty during her teen years, but we know now that she was trying to figure out who she was in this world. Once she did, she became the kind, generous, witty woman that we fell in love with. She decided to live her life as herself and we all liked her better that way. Knowing Meghan has made us realize there are many different facets to people. It doesn’t matter who you love, you must love. Learn to love everyone. Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh and love and hug. In lieu of flowers, Donations to one of the following is suggested: Beechview Elementary School, 26850 Westmeath Ct., Farmington, MI 48334 MIOCA - Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance, 315 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 9, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - mioca.org Operation Common Good, 32500 Shiawassee St., Farmington MI 48336 - ffhedfoundation.org. 248-426-2897 Waves of Grace, waves-of-grace.org. Memorial visitation Friday March 4th from 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Memorial gathering Saturday March 5th 10:30am at St. Louis Catholic Church 24115 Crocker (Btw Harper & Metro Parkway) until time of Memorial Mass 11am. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
WHITE, Meghan, M., February 19, 2022 Age 48. Loving and adored daughter of Danny and Judith White. Dear sister of Dan (Jennifer Pillow) White. Proud and beloved aunt of Christian and Annabelle White. Cherished niece of Carol Goll, Mary Ann Goll,... View Obituary & Service Information
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