Lee Megan Corke

August 16, 1969September 17, 2020
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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:



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Shelli Reed

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.
Love, Shelli

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.

Deborah Hutchings

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.🙏🏻♥️

Roger Smith

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.

John Jones

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!

Barbara Pankratz

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.

Frances Fry

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💙

Kim Dodson

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.

Patty McKey

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.

Rita Boese

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
Psalm 89:15


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