Lee Megan Corke
August 16, 1969 – September 17, 2020
Lee Megan Corke, 51, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away in her home with the love of her family surrounding her on Thursday, September 17, 2020 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Megan worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the past 18 ½ years where she was the Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Periopative Services.
Megan was born at Gorgas Hospital, Republic of Panama on August 16, 1969. As a military dependent she lived in many places and was an early developer. She acquired a deep love of books, had an inquisitive mind, and read voraciously all her life. Curiosity for knowledge was her byword.
Early on she was an organizer and leader with a "get it done" attitude. She had a creative genius in implementing plans and programs to help the largest number of people. Her passions were children, anyone’s child in need.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jonathan (Jon) Corke of 11 years; her children, Brittony and son-in-law Samuel (Sam) Gill, Emily Krietenstein, Ryan Knoth and partner Hannah Guthrie, Naish Corke; grandchildren, Carter Stankiewicz, and Theodore (Theo) Knoth; her mother Carol Patton, father David and step-mother Cindy Holmes; her brothers, Terry and wife Cathy Holmes, Scott and wife Paulette Holmes, Joshua and wife Allison Holmes; sister-in-law Ruth Corke; several nieces, a nephew and a multitude of other relatives and friends. She will also be dearly missed by her co-workers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Due to current circumstances with COVID-19 a celebration of Megan’s life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the Corke family suggests memorial contributions be made in Megan’s name to:
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Lee Megan Corke
November 25, 2020
Megan, Remembering the good times at St. Joes and PCH.. We had an awesome team and fellow co-workers that were more like friends and family. You will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.
Helen Gail Gindro
November 21, 2020
In Memory of Beloved Megan:
I am thankful that I met her when I worked at St. Joes
I am thankful that I convinced her to come and work with me @PCH
I am thankful that she shared her huge heart and awesome talents with so many of us
I am thankful that she made so many great friends at PCH
I am so thankful that Jon came into her life and that she had such a loving family
I am thankful for the love, laughter and great times we shared
I am thankful that she is no longer in pain
AND most of all, I am thankful that she is a beautiful angel watching over all of us.
November 21, 2020
Thinking of you today (and everyday!) Megan. I will keep your “lightness of being”, kind words, and loving spirit close to my heart. Today, we celebrate YOU! You will forever be a part of our lives, and we are eternally grateful for all the blessings you have shared....until we meet again.🙏🏻♥️
November 19, 2020
When I found my blood family, my mother, Lillian, was the first one I met. Very soon after, Megan's mother, Carol, called and we talked for 3 hours. En route to meet my family in Winona, my first stop was in Tyler, at Carol's. Out in the front yard waiting for me was Megan, then a young and pretty dark-haired girl, followed outside by Carol, and from that time on, I have been in the bosom of my family. This memory brings the reassurance that we will meet again, and our family will share the eternal embrace.
October 6, 2020
I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to you; Megan was a wonderful colleague and friend who was a pleasure to know and work with. She will be missed but never forgotten!
October 5, 2020
I feel so fortunate to have had Megan as a colleague and a friend at PCH. She was the first person to welcome me when I joined PCH, and was a steady presence from that point forward. Megan knew everything there was to know about the hospital and the OR, and was willing to help everyone who crossed her path. Her skills were legend, and she never hesitated to volunteer for every project that needed her expertise. Her sense of humor and words of comfort drew everyone to her. Megan had a knack for making everyone feel special. She celebrated every birthday, holiday and special event. I am relieved that Megan is finally at peace and is no longer in pain. She will be remembered and missed by so many.
October 3, 2020
Megan was truly unique, a woman of intellect and wisdom, creative, openhearted and indeed visionary. She lived out her love of family, friends and this life with passion and spirit. Her loss is devasting to all who were lucky enough to have known her. I rejoice that she is released from her heroic suffering and cling to the sure and certain hope that we will see her again. My heartfelt prayers to all in this journey of grief and healing. Megan lives in our hearts and minds , now we must carry her in this world, all to greater good. Rest In Peace💙
October 1, 2020
Megan was such a great person. She not only cared for her family at home, she organized and cared for our entire department. As Megan’s boss for a short time - it was a very important time for Phoenix Children’s as we were planning and moving into the big new hospital. Megan was the perfect person to organize it all. She worked tirelessly and successfully accomplished everything we needed and more! Megan’s
accomplishments for the children of Phoenix are admirable. We became good friends through this and for that I will be forever grateful. I will miss her and will be praying for Jon and Carter who I know she loved dearly and will be watching out for from a special place. My thoughts and condolences go to Megan’s entire family.
September 29, 2020
I can't begin to tell you how much you inspired me! I met you 5 years ago when I transferred to the 4th floor at PCH. The first time I met you it felt like I had known you for years-that's how personable and comfortable you made people feel. Every time I passed your office, there you were with a smile on your face! I didn't even know you were battling such a difficult issue until you were farther into it, because you always held your head high, were positive, cheerful, and happy every day I saw you at work-a testament to what an amazing person you were! Every time I think about you I see your beautiful smile. I am blessed to have met you. You have forever made an imprint on my heart and soul. Sending hugs to your husband, grand kids, and family. You will never be forgotten.
September 29, 2020
As some people journey through life, they leave footprints
0f kindness and love, courage and compassion, joy and faith.
Even when they're gone, the trail they've left behind continues to inspire us..........This was Megan
Praying God will comfort and care for you while you celebrate the legacy that lives on.
Blessed are the people who walk in the light of Your countenance
September 27, 2020
Where to start —- from the minute you helped me with my locker assignment at work to becoming one of my best work friends.
I am so heart broken you left this earth far too early for my liking. But what gives me solace is that you fulfilled God’s calling here on earth and left a big heart print in all of our lives. Your kindness, generosity, love, friendship and so much more will never be forgotten.
I thank God everyday that our lives crossed paths and for the wonderful friendship we had.
Until I see you again, fly free without pain or suffering.
September 22, 2020
I'm so sorry and send my heartfelt condolences to Megan's family and friends. I worked with Megan at PCH. I didn't know her well, but can say she was always kind, responsive, quick and friendly in all of our contact. When she took leave I didn't know why and was inquiring when she'd be back, because she was so pleasant and friendly I missed her.
My prayers of peace and love go out to you all.
September 19, 2020
My dear loving sister,
I wanted to say that I love you and very grateful t have you as my sister. I want forget the times when we were little and the times what we have as adults. It'll be hard to know you are gone off this earth. But you been granted life with our lord and savior in his kingdom. You were loved by all and in turn you loved back. It's a testament you were the last days of your breath all the friends whom came and spent their time and love with you. How awesome you are. You will always be loved and cherished for the rest of my life. You were taken to soon from us.