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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI

OBITUARY

Meggie (Meghan) Elizabeth Andrews

July 29, 1986November 2, 2019

Meghan Elizabeth Andrews, 33, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Auburn, California. Born July 29, 1986 in Belize City, Belize to Russell and Elizabeth (Crandall) Allen, Meghan - or "Meggie" as her friends called her - was a graduate of Williamston High School where she excelled at swimming, water polo, and playing the clarinet in band. Following high school, she attended the University of Michigan, majoring in English and Linguistics. She was drawn to the outdoors, whether she was hiking, caring for her chickens, or tending her large garden. She loved horses and was a professional horsemanship instructor.

Meggie was a strong and dedicated wife and mother. She was a gifted and passionate teacher, just as her mother was, and touched the lives of her many students, friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Allen; grandfathers, Ray Crandall and Russell Allen; grandmother, Beverly Smith; and niece, Allison Andrews.

Meggie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 8 years, Steven Andrews; her son, Liam; her father, Russell (Lane) Allen; her brother Russell "Alex" (Angela) Allen; In-laws Debra and Gary Andrews; brother-in-law Jim (Jamie) Andrews and sister-in-law Tara (David) Blandford, 1 niece and 4 nephews.

Please join us at an open house to celebrate Meggie's life and share memories of her. Saturday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. New Hope Church, 2170 E. Saginaw Highway, East Lansing, MI 48823.

The Meggie Andrews Memorial Fund has been set up at MSU Federal Credit Union to be used for Liam's education. Checks can be made out to the fund and taken to the Credit Union, or can be mailed to Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes - Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, MI 48895.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

Meggie (Meghan) Elizabeth Andrews

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Barbara McMillan

November 17, 2019

Meggie, along with Steve and Liam (then just a small baby), were such a blessing to our 4-H horse club in western PA when they came to our farm for a Parelli Natural Horsemanship Clinic in November 2017. With baby Liam securely strapped in a front baby pack, Meggie's kind and patient instruction had such an amazing impact on our kids in their horsemanship journey. We are all grieving at the untimely passing of such a gifted teacher and wonderful wife and mother. With prayers for God's grace, comfort and hope for Steve, Liam and the extended family.

Michelle DuFour

November 15, 2019

Meggie, Thank you for sharing all your knowledge! We miss you!
Love the DuFour family ❤️

John and Reggie Frederickson

November 12, 2019

There are no words to describe the loss of Meggie. We will miss her enthusiasm, zest for life, family and friends. Her smile would light up a room, or clinic. She loved being a teacher, and those of us who had the opportunity to learn horsemanship from her, were the lucky ones!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and Liam. Meggie will be in your hearts forever, and her presence will be all around you!

Our condolences to your family and Meggie's family too. She will be a bright star in the sky!

John and Reggie Frederickson

Jill Smith

November 9, 2019

I met Meggie a few years ago at a Parelli learning clinic in Durand. She was so knowledgeable and amazing with Horses. She taught my young daughters many things to help them bond with their horses. She was an inspiration to the horse world. I know I have one of the best Horses ever -Sarge! She taught him so much which has now passed down to my teenage daughter who is growing with him. I will give Sarge a huge hug for you! Little did you know but you enriched our lives by working with him so much! We are forever grateful 🐴❤️🐴

Sharon Conley (family)

November 7, 2019

Our family shares in holding you and your family up in prayer and in spirit during this difficult time. Meggie was a beautiful soul and had a gentle, kind spirit and such a passion for life that she shared with so many through her wonderful in-home classes on essential oils to her horsemanship clinics to her herbal and organic farm life. It was a joy to visit there and learn from her the benefits of essential oils during class with her. Liam even helped share the fine smells during class! I looked forward to learning more from her in the time to come. Perhaps her spirit will guide me (us) in our individual joys and interests.
We loved Meggie and so love Steve and Liam and the Andrews families. May God grant her soul eternal peace. Know that our hands and hearts are open to your needs. We pray that God will bring you comfort and healing and HOPE in the days ahead!
With love, Aunt Sharon and the Conley family

Wendy Vela - Brown

November 6, 2019

I met Meggie and her friend Kristy Layman -Doyle when they were riding their horses at Eastgate Park near her home. She was still in high school. That meeting led to dozens of rides together. This was taken on a very beautiful winter day in Scott Woods Park, (Lansing) before it was renovated. Kristy and Meggie are bringing up the rear, crossing a flooded area of Sycamore Creek. We all had such a great time that day.

Saralee Bloese

November 6, 2019

Our hearts are saddened as we send loving thoughts and prayers to Meggie’s family. It was a blessing to have known her during her high school years as a swimmer I was proud to coach!

Stephanie Lehr

November 6, 2019

Many condolences to Steve and his family during this unspeakably difficult time. I have been in Parelli for over 15 years and have learned immensely from Steve's lessons at The Ranch Outback and Meggie's assistance during the Carol Coppinger clinics. Nothing may eradicate their joint presence in knowledge and professionalism. Sending thoughts for comfort and peace.

Moe and Margie Carroll

November 6, 2019

The critters are crying, as are we.

Jackie Banko

November 6, 2019

I met Meggie through her family once & she made me feel like family through her essential oil life inviting me into her home multiple times to teach how to have/live a better life! She had a way of impacting others for the better! So sorry for your unexpected loss, prayers, hugs & love, as Meggie always gave!

FROM THE FAMILY