Megan Charlene McKee was born on Oct. 17, 1989, in Salem, Ore., the first child of her loving parents, Cliff and Shelly McKee. She was taken back to our Heavenly Father's arms on Feb. 18, 2011, in a snowmobile accident in Bozeman.
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Megan spent the first part of her life in Salem but called Caldwell, Idaho, home. Her family moved there when she was in first grade, then they moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, when she was 17. She has stayed in contact with many dear friends in Caldwell through the years.
She moved to Bozeman nearly two years ago to try her hand at being an independent woman. She succeeded well. She enjoyed her job at First Security Bank and made many new friends in her new home. Life was good.
Megan loved music. She played the piano and violin and loved the calming feeling of those instruments. She loved her family so very much. She loved to travel as a toddler and that love never ended. She and her family spent many happy times at the Oregon coast, Seattle, Wisconsin, Minnesota, camping in Grand Jean, and above all else - her favorite, Disneyland. Megan also loved the outdoors - camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, anything she could do with Dad. One of the reasons she loved Montana so much is the outdoors and the beauty of the surroundings.
Megan was everyone's friend - she had so many friends and loved every one of them so much. Megan loved helping others, especially children. She had a very big and soft heart. She was always excited to discuss the community service she was involved in for the bank.
She is survived by her parents; siblings, Kelsey (Chris) Carney and Porter McKee; grandparents, Roger McKee, Charlene Pineda, Kelly Peterson, and Joy Peterson; great-grandparents, Wilford and Maxine Sparkes, and Violet McKee; many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is also survived by the dear family to whom she gave her heart three years ago.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Rose McKee; and great-grandparents, George and Irene Peterson.
Family and friends may attend a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at White Mortuary, 136 Fourth Ave., Twin Falls. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, with viewing beginning at 10 a.m. at the LDS 6th Ward, 667 Harrison St., Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite children's charity in Megan's memory.
To share a memory of Megan or to offer condolences to Megan's family, please visit www.whitemortuary.com.
Megan loved life and all the adventures life has to offer. We love her so much. Our hearts are broken. We will miss her bright smile and sunny personality and now entrust her to her Heavenly Father's care until we can see her again.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Feb. 22, 2011