MIDDLETON - Megan Correll, of Middleton, died on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at home with her family. Her close and loving family already miss her enormously.
She is survived by her husband, Nicolas "Nick" Correll; her sons, Emmett Cole and Henry Paul; her father and mother, Henry (Kathleen McCarthy) Revercomb of Madison; her brother, Nathan Revercomb; her father and mother-in-law, Paul and Anne Marie Correll of Cross Plains; her sister and brother-in-law, Camilla (Correll) and Kevin Biehn of Stillwater, Minn., and their children; her uncle and aunt, Gary and Pamela Revercomb of Cazenovia, N.Y.; cousins, Laura and Jake Revercomb and family; her uncle and aunt, Augie and Carol (McCarthy) Perry of Prescott, Ariz.; cousins, Sarah (Perry) /husband Rob Diestler and Adam Perry; and uncle and aunt, Dan and Estelle McCarthy of Austin, Texas.
Megan had a sparkling personality and packed a lot of living into her 39+ years!
She enjoyed making and sustaining many very close and loyal friendships. It started early in grade school and high school at Madison-West, continued to UW-Madison, her year in France, law school at University of Denver, and throughout her community and professional life. She never lost track of her friends.
She was always active with many things besides school and career. As a young child, it was gymnastics and diving, finishing first in City diving at age 10. In high school, it was soccer and volleyball. In college she always made time to party with friends and spent her junior year in France. She also spent several months travelling the east coast of Australia on her own, including leading a night scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. She even ran the Chicago Marathon one year. During law school she spent a very full summer clerking for Chief Justice Shirley Abramson. In more recent years following her marriage to Nick on Sept. 17, 2004, there have been many adventures with her close family, including trips to Florida, the Caribbean, annual trips to Cape Cod with the Revercomb's, and a very special Wisconsin lake house. She has even made time to help support A Fund for Women.
In her professional life, she has been very committed to protecting the environment of Wisconsin wetlands as a lawyer for the Department of Natural Resources. She was very effective. You didn't want to be on the other side of an issue from Megan.
Her strong determination and the unflinching commitment of her loving husband, Nick, helped extend her difficult battle with cancer. She was an inspiring example to many after she worked full time for over four years following a disastrous diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer. Many thanks to the University of Wisconsin Cancer Carbone Center, and especially to Drs. Steve Howard and Ian Robbins along with several dedicated nurses for their expert treatment that also made this possible. Thanks also to Agrace HospiceCare that also provided immeasurable support in the last few weeks.
Let's all remember Megan for how she lived. A Celebration of her Life will be held at FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gathering Waters Inc., 211 S. Paterson St. No. 270, Madison, WI 53703, would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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