September 5, 1978 - June 30, 2014
Paula Meghann Collard, a truly beautiful person with a kind, gentle and loving soul, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by her adoring family. Meg made the world a better place through her sharing of music, many works of art, sense of humor, and incredible kindness to others. The family is profoundly grateful to the caring staff of Valle Verde, where she resided for the last year of her life; to Hospice of Santa Barbara and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, who comforted her during life and ensured her peaceful passing on to her next journey; to all who cared for her at Cottage Hospital and Sansum Clinic during her brave battle with cancer; to the Dream Foundation for sponsoring the trip of her dreams; and to Sam's Doggie Dude Ranch, which adopted her beloved dog. Meg is survived by her mother, Penny Kelly Collard and step-mother Suzanne Spencer, her three brothers, Sneed, Dennis and Tyler, and her loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. We will love you for ever and ever and ever. The family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara at (805) 563-8820 and to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care at (805) 965-5555. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 3rd, at the Valle Verde Health Center building, 900 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara.