Meagan M. Boardman McArthur
1974 - 2013
Meagan Maureen Boardman-McArthur, mother of three beloved sons, Kieran Anton, Tiegan Richard and Killian James, passed in peace on October 4, 2013. She was born on September 24, 1974 and left such joy and love that it was enough to fill a lifetime for those who knew her. Meagan spent most of her childhood in Idaho and loved the beauty of McCall and the Boise Foothills. She attended Capital High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Boise State University. Meagan enjoyed the performing arts and, before becoming a mother, was active in Boise Little Theater and other local theatre companies.
Meagan had a kind and gentle soul, and showed so much integrity and patience with her boys and the youth that she dedicated her life's work to. Her love of the arts and children led to her involvement with the Nampa Boys and Girls Club and on to become the Creative Arts Coordinator for the Nampa School District. Recently, a colleague from that program reflected that Meagan "spread so much joy and wonder." She then turned her focus to being a Program Director for the Girl Scouts of America Silver Sage Council. She loved her job and made lasting friendships that she fondly referred to as her "work family." Meagan took joy in running and exercise, and was an enthusiastic kickboxing instructor and spin class leader at the downtown YMCA.
She fought cancer with courage, grace, dignity and a bit of humor at the darndest times, much to the delight of her mother and the wonderful health care community at MSTI and St. Luke's Hospice who were so supportive during her cancer journey.
Meagan's spirit remains with her twin sons Kieran and Tiegan and their "little bro" Killian, her parents Sherri Higgins Boardman and Rick Boardman of Kuna, her grandmother Alothea Higgins of Bakersfield, Ca., Dave Bankert of Oxnard, Ca. as well as an amazing extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and dear friends.
Her "Life Celebration" will be held at the Boise Train Depot on Tuesday, October 22nd at 3:30 p.m., under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes. Meagan would like any remembrances to be gifted to the Girl Scouts of America Silver Sage Council.
"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within" - Maya Angelou
Published in Idaho Statesman on Oct. 13, 2013
Summers Funeral Home - Boise Chapel
1205 West Bannock Street Boise, ID 83702