Megan Savage

September 29, 1980 - January 22, 2019
Megan Savage

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Megan Colleen Savage, of New Port Richey, Fl., went to be with Jesus after a long and courageous battle. She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Melanie Morgan, sister Heather McCollum-Morgan (Michael), parents Wayne and Debra McCollum, niece and nephew Keri and Cory Smith, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Daniel and Thelma McCollum, maternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Ellen Russell, and uncle, James Russell.

Megan was born and raised in Loves Park, Illinois.  At 10 months old she was diagnosed with diabetes.  She attended Harlem High School, but due to complications of diabetes was unable to graduate with her class. Despite her illness, she went on to attain a GED. She defied the odds and had her “little mini-me” daughter Melanie, whom she adored. She met the love of her life Rick in 2007 and they were married June 21, 2014.

Despite all of her physical challenges, Megan lived her life with courage, humor, and the whimsical. She was a huge collector of unicorns and all things Batman.

The family would like to thank the hospice team and Marilere Care Center, doctors and nurses from Baycare Alliant, and Estella her home respiratory therapist. Also to the many family members who have helped with her final arrangements.  Her final wishes of cremation provided by Michels & Lundquist funeral services.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in her memory at a later date.


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  • January 28, 2019
    Todd Anderson says:
    Prayers to Wayne and Deb. I seen this girl grow up through the years . She is with God now and healthy and thriving with family in heaven

  • January 28, 2019
    Phil and Diane Russell says:
    I remember the first time I saw you in the hospital with those big blue eyes. But in just a few months you were struggling for your life with extremely high blood sugar. That struggle stayed with you the rest of your life as you fought back. Uncle Phil and Aunt Diane will always miss you, but we find joy knowing that you are in a place where there is no pain, no tears and no more struggles. Love you niece and we will meet again some day in the better life.

  • January 28, 2019
    Pastor Lee says:
    I was saddened to hear about this. I remember making many hospital visits. Losing a life is hard, but then comfort is found in realizing what we gain

  • January 28, 2019
    Pastor Lee McClanathan says:
    Thoughts and prayers!

  • January 29, 2019
    Wanda Almberg says:
    To Rick and Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss. Dealing with grief will be hard. Just know I am here for you if you need to talk. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love you... Aunt Wanda and family

  • January 29, 2019
    Kari Floyd says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Megan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this very difficult time. God bless you.