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Megan Lynne Sellers

Megan Lynne Sellers came joyfully into the world on July 12, 1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There she was received by her very first audience (and cheering squad) her mama and daddy. Megan continued throughout her life to spread joy and light wherever she was. She loved to laugh and to make people laugh.

She welcomed each of her three siblings with love and tender care. The only time she abandoned this loving nature was when she felt the need to beat up her brother who was bugging her.

Megan grew up rather too quickly when her mother and father divorced after her fourth-grade year. She took on a lot of responsibility for her siblings and the home, but she was indefatigably cheerful and developed her quick wit and legendary sense of humor.

Megan attended Central High School in Phoenix where she joined the marching band and exceled in academics. She graduated with honors and headed off to the University of Arizona. Megan thought she wanted to be a doctor but instead settled on being an astrophysicist. She became engaged on the day she graduated, complete with a moon and stars that were on the top of her mortarboard. She wanted to be sure we knew where she was! She was hired by Raytheon before her graduation and rapidly rose up through the ranks to becoming a manager.

In addition to working at Raytheon on our country’s first national ballistic missile defense system, Megan had two children who were the treasures of her heart. She adored her children and loved her time with them, but she also helped them to become independent and competent young people.

She met her life partner and love of her life, Lewis Lane, while playing on a softball team. He appreciated her quick wit, her joie de vivre and her adventurous spirit. She felt cherished.

Megan was stricken with pancreatic disease while she was a young working mom. Years of suffering with no diagnosis finally ended with hopes of a fresh start. In 2012 she had a total pancreatectomy with a transplant of islet cells. It was a difficult surgery and recovery, but she approached it with her usual sparkle and bubbles.

Sadly, Megan suffered from acute pain and nausea for the rest of her life. She endured many subsequent surgeries and procedures in the hopes of feeling better. Her outlook was always positive and hopeful. In spite of continual setbacks with her health, she was a fiercely loving mother and always there for her children, Lew and her many friends.

Megan always looked for ways to help others along their own health journey. Despite her hardship and disability, she became a volunteer nurse and was active with Pancreatic organizations and patients to help others from her own experience. She would be extremely grateful if you are able to contribute to her favorite Pancreatic Cancer organization: https://www.pancan.org/ways-to-give/.

Megan left us to go to Heaven to join all of her grandparents and many others who loved her dearly. She left us with an enormous hole in our lives, which we will try to fill with precious, joyful memories. She is survived by her beloved Lewis Lane and her two adored children, Cameryn Kisthardt and Kyle Kisthardt. She also leaves behind her parents, Jeffrey Sellers and Susan Oram; her sister (and partner in crime) Erin Kvist; and her two beloved brothers, Nathan (Alexis) and Kevin (Nicole) Sellers (in truth, she sometimes still felt the need to beat up her brother). She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews.

There will be a private memorial for Megan on Sunday, August 15. Conditions permitting, we hope to have a huge celebration of her life next summer near her birthday in July where we will welcome all who loved Megan.

Please take a moment to tell all the people in your life how much you love them. Megan did, and we know she would want you to experience the same joy in life as she did.

22 Comments

  • Erin Kvist Posted August 14, 2020 1:16 PM

    Oh Megan. You will be soooo missed. I love you so much. Save some Timothys for me

  • Aunt Betsy Posted August 14, 2020 1:21 PM

    Beautiful sentiments. What a courageous young woman. You are so loved. My prayers to all.

  • Scott Kisthardt Posted August 14, 2020 1:27 PM

    Megan, I will never forget our young years together and all the fun times we experienced together, I will do my best to finish raising our children without you and I hope you will approve everything I do for them. I will miss you.

  • Aunt Cid Posted August 14, 2020 1:42 PM

    Meggie, you will remain loved and cherished by me for the remainder of my life on earth and when we reunite. You are my favorite angel ! You are sunshine and kindness. You are brilliance and acceptance. You are everything we should each thrive to become. You are love

  • Peggy Peters Posted August 14, 2020 2:34 PM

    You were such an inspiration to so many! May she rest in peace forever!

  • Angela Talbot (Perkins) Posted August 14, 2020 2:37 PM

    Megan, I will never forget your quick wit and sense of humor. We had so many fun years in High School. I will always remember our inside jokes, fun impressions of the times and silly games we’d play. The captions you so cleverly wrote throughout my yearbook always make me laugh and I still look back on them to this day. You had babies shortly before I did and you gave me some great advice on how to help my baby get his days and nights straight and I never forgot that. You will be missed.

  • Sue Wicke Posted August 14, 2020 3:03 PM

    Beautiful . We are praying for your family. God’s arms around you.

  • Jorge enamorado Posted August 14, 2020 3:33 PM

    RIP Megan you always gonna be remembered by your loved ones and those who got part of your friends list.

  • Andrea Knott (Maguire) Posted August 14, 2020 4:50 PM

    Dear Sweet Megan, this world just won’t be the same without you. Your spirited and joyful outlook on life, even through difficult times, was, and will continue to be and inspiration.

  • Pat Cervantes Posted August 14, 2020 5:02 PM

    Sweet Megan. Always so generous to me. You gave me two beautiful grandchildren and I will always love you for that.
    You gave Kyle that beautiful “Megan smile”, and Cami’s high self-esteem and confidence was inherited from you. Bless your family.

  • Damon J Bolling Posted August 14, 2020 5:12 PM

    Megan, you were a joy in my life and a great friend. We are all thinking of you and your family, Until we all meet again on our sunset…

  • Cade Bradley Posted August 14, 2020 6:01 PM

    One of my greatest mentors and put so much trust in me early in my career. Great loss to many people… Lew and kids so sorry for your loss.

  • Maggie Schuyler Posted August 14, 2020 6:30 PM

    What a beautiful soul. I’m so sorry for your loss, and thankful for your precious memories.

  • Karen Alaniz (Mora) Posted August 14, 2020 6:32 PM

    Dear Megan, I will always remember you for your beautiful joking spirit on some really rough days in high school. You always had a beat in your heart and smile on your face. Such a beautiful smile. You always made everyone around you feel seen and wanted. Rest in eternal peace.

  • Justin Kern Posted August 14, 2020 6:56 PM

    Megan! You will be forever missed! There are many moments I had the opportunity to share with you and Lew! I have missed you and will never forget you! My prayers go out to Lew and your family! You made a tremendous mark on this planet and hope we meet again!!

  • Kyle Lebtich Posted August 14, 2020 7:01 PM

    Though I didn’t get to enjoy you in my life for a long period of time the brief moments I did hold true to the above statements, you were ridiculously funny, and extremely quick witted. From the moment I met you I knew you loved your family very much. Thank you for sharing Lew on occasion with me as well, he’s a pretty cool dude. I wish I coulda known you better but from all the stories from Erin and Lew I know you were nothing short of amazing.

  • Cameryn Kisthardt Posted August 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Oh mama. You were the most amazing and supportive mom I could have ever asked for. You raised me so well and I am blessed you were able to see me grow into my brief period of adulthood. I will remember all the life lessons you taught me and I’m working hard to make sure you are proud of me every single day. You were taken from me way too soon but I know you are free from pain now. Please watch over me and guide me through life. I’ll make you proud mama

  • Aunt Wendy Sellers Posted August 14, 2020 9:11 PM

    What a lovely tribute to you, Megan. You certainly packed a lot of living into your life! I first met you when you were a baby… the beloved first grandchild in the Sellers family. How you were loved! Your every move was a source of delight and wonder. It was clear from the beginning that you were so very bright and quick. As you grew, those attributes also grew. I enjoyed saying, “My niece is a rocket scientist!” In recent years, you adopted the honey badger as your mascot…representing the tenacity and persistence that you displayed as you fought for your health and healing. Yet, you also displayed so much humor and optimism in the midst of your challenges. To Megan’s loved ones, I am so sorry that you will need to grieve her passing…too soon. I know you will hold her in your hearts and remember with gratitude all the times you spent together. Sending you all healing and peace as you grieve…

  • Kevin Sellers Posted August 14, 2020 10:07 PM

    Meg I will miss you for the rest of my life. I am so happy that you moved up from Tucson and it allowed me to get closer to you and your kids. I’m happy that you were able to meet my son and leave a lasting impression. You were a great mom and served your children well. Forever you will be with me.

  • Stacy Gottesman Posted August 15, 2020 3:53 AM

    My deepest sympathies to Megan’s family and friends. She was such a joy to work with and always made it fun. May she rest in peace and live on in many of our wonderful memories.

  • Harold Fritsche Posted August 15, 2020 9:56 AM

    This crazy world is a little darker today because Megan’s light is no longer shining. Good bye Megan. You touched more people than you know.

  • Terri Goebel Posted August 20, 2020 2:47 PM

    Megan, your warrior spirit will be missed. You fought the good fight. Prayers and condolences to your loved ones.

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