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A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Megan Rae Fryzelka

November 14, 1989January 12, 2020

Megan Rae Fryzelka was born on November 14, 1989, in Phoenix, AZ and passed away on January 12, 2020, in Dadswell Bridge, Victoria, Australia at the age of 30.

Megan is survived by her Father Duane Fryzelka, Mother Laurette DeRosier, Brothers Robert Wass and his wife Tabitha Hutchins-Wass and Vincent DeRosier, Sisters Dana Wass and Sarah Rowan-Wass and her husband Daniel Rowan, Nephews Andrew, Alex, Mathew, Brody, and Daniel, Nieces Taylor, Cassielle and Charlotte. Great Niece Adelae, and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Megan was known for her loving heart, wise world views, courageously free spirit, and spunky personality. At a very early age, her family knew she was strong and very determined. She walked at the early age of 9 months old and that strong will guided her throughout her life. Megan started working at the age of 14, determined to save enough money to buy her first car. Which she did when she was 16 years old. A red convertible 1991 Mazda Miata Mk-5. Megan always excelled in her academics as she had an incredible thirst for knowledge. Her senior year of high school she earned the DECA student of the year award and Megan graduated from Washington High School at the top of her class on May 27, 2008. She then went on to college and received her associate’s degree in Arts at Phoenix College on December 17, 2010.

Megan began her career in hospitality, later became a school teacher, and went on to become a pharmacy technician. Megan purchased her first home at the age of 21 and sold it in 2015 to pursue her true life long dream. To travel the world. She visited almost every state in the USA and over 25 countries. Megan was a part of the WWOOF (willing workers on organic farms) community which enabled her to live and learn by volunteering on a variety of organic properties In her travels, Additionally, she often found temporary work accommodations at local shops and restaurants in the areas she visited. Megan volunteered over 140 hours to teaching English in Hungary and Poland. Megan often practiced yoga and meditation and deeply believed in self-love and growth. Megan recently completed two 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreats. She proclaimed that it was life-changing for her and highly encouraged others to participate. She lived her life striving to be zero waste and to live a completely sustainable life. She loved nature, hiking, waterfalls and so much more. She would often say “I fall in love every day.” With people, with places and everything and everyone, she came across. As Megan traveled the world she did her best to teach and share these values with anyone she could. She definitely did her part to make this world a better place. Megan’s accomplishments, light, and love will be remembered and missed by so many. She will forever be in our hearts.

Megan’s Rae of Sunshine

Megan’s time with us was a precious gift, Of wisdom and strength and grace, For Megan’s life has made our world, A brighter, better place. Filled with new adventures and global travels, Never allowing time for fears, Many friendships formed and great times shared, With lots of laughter through the years. The life she lived is a legacy, Of courage and love beyond measure, A living, lasting memory, Our grateful hearts will forever treasure.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

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Andrew Kraft

January 21, 2020

I’ve been trying to write something about my good friend Megan Fryzelka for the past few days now but the words just escape me. Words don't seem meaningful enough to truly describe the person she was, but I'm going to try anyway. I do take solace in the fact that everyone who was ever lucky enough to know her is already aware of this and definitely doesn’t need to be told.

I think my favorite thing about Megan is how she was unapologetically herself, and I mean that in the most literal sense. One of the last things she texted me was: “I’d apologize for who I am but I don’t mean it”. She was as genuine as they come. Good or bad you always knew what she was thinking/how she felt because she would surely tell you. She was a crazy person, and she would be the first one to tell you that, but it’s honestly just how she expressed all the love she had to give. She always seemed to know how I was doing better than I did, and when I tried to shut down she would break right through to get me to open up. She was always always always checking on me to see how I was doing when she knew my mental health wasn’t the best. She would always be there when I needed her to be and even when I didn’t. She wouldn’t leave me alone until she knew I was okay. Her persistence forced me to confront my feelings in honest way because I knew she just wanted to help. That’s who she was.

Megan was also brave. 4 years ago she quit her job and sold all of her possessions and decided to take charge of her life and live it exactly the way she wanted. It was and still is inspiring and admirable. Anyone would be fortunate to have lived as fulfilling of a life as Megan did in just 30 short years. All who followed her adventures and all the beautiful places she’s been knows this is true. My time here in Australia wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for Megan going out of her way to give me her car so I was set up when I got here. She set the standard for a good friend.

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Craig Sterry

January 21, 2020

We spent 2 weeks over xmas together volunteering. We hit it off straight away with good banter and plenty of laughs. Exchanging travel stories of the world and having deep and meaningful conversations as she had just completed 10 days of silence at a retreat, which impressed me because she didn't shut up for the 2 weeks haha. Megan was such an adventurer, living life on her terms not doing the norm, she knew life was precious, a great soul to be around, full of positive energy and wanting to learn. She was a Buddha - an awoken being. I will deeply miss you! I will live my life to the full and although i don't fancy it i will try the vipassana because you talked so highly of it. Xxxxx

Emily Pitzen

January 21, 2020

If you know Megan, you know she hates photos of herself that aren’t candid. Knowing me, you would know I love any type of pictures and because she loves me she put up with it. This picture was a big deal because of that fact! So happy I forced her to pose with me when I got the chance :)

Emily Pitzen

January 21, 2020

From the day Megan and I arrived on the farm we bonded- mostly due to us arriving at the same time. But, once we got to know each other we decided it would be cool to get a tattoo on Friday the 13th due to the tattoo only costing $13. Us and two others from the farm went out and got the tattoo. Megan and I got ours in the same spot and we are forever bonded on our skin. I love you Megs.

Emily Pitzen

January 21, 2020

This is a photo of Megan, Suzie, and myself on Front Street for Halloween on Maui! A bunch of us dressed up as characters from That 70’s Show because we all fit a character from the show, naturally. I was Donna, Suzie was Jackie, and Megan was Laurie. We didn’t think Megan was going to come even though she said she might, but she pulled through and made her own Wisconsin sweatshirt out of white duck tape and a random red crew neck she found at the farm.

Marie Zouzoulas

January 18, 2020

Rip Megan I was happy to share this trip with you.
Lot of courage to your family and friends.

Leslye Davis

January 18, 2020

Your mom, would tell me stories of her family, while at work... I really enjoyed you as my neighbor on our on Cruise, you are a carbon copy of your mother... kind- hearted inside, hard shell on the outside, but always willing to be a helpful...God has gifted a angel her wings, I cant say good bye, so I will say, I see you, when I see you my friend... no worries, I'm here for your mom, and the family.. missing U

MEGAN RIVARD

January 18, 2020

Oh Megs. This world wasn't big enough for you. One ATV ride and a hike to an ice cave made one of the best days of my life. You were always one of my favorite people to run into in McCarthy. Thank you Megan's family for sharing such a wonderful person with us. She has made an everlasting impression on everyone she's come across. Her beauty and strength will never be forgotten. She is and will always be missed.

Marija Balova

January 18, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this Megan! You were so bold, so eager to see the world, discover new places, do new things, meet new people and share your story with them. We didn't hang out much in McCarthy, but I believed you had a great personality and a great desire to do exactly what you wanted. I'm really sorry it ended this soon, you had so many more adventures ahead! RIP! 😢

Shere Keegan

January 17, 2020

Worked with Megs in McCarthy, Alaska this last summer. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. That girl never slowed down.

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