February 12, 1980 ~ September 2, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Megan Anne Quinby, 41, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 2, 2021, surrounded by family.  Megan is survived by her parents, Peter and Sara Quinby of Pueblo; brother, Aaron Quinby of Denver; beloved Pit Bull, Hachi; and Alexis, Erin, Jenn, Julie and Derek will forever be remembered as special friends.  Grandparents, Robert and Janie Reinert, Barbara and Rodman Quinby preceded Megan in death.  Megan was born Feb. 12, 1980, in Pueblo, Colo.  She graduated Pueblo South High School in 1998 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern Colorado.  Megan was employed by Pueblo District #60 as a Kindergarten teacher.  Her students were her greatest joy and she was eager to return to her classroom at Columbian Elementary after teaching virtually this past year.  Megan was an active member of the Pueblo Education Association, CEA/NEA.  Her participation with Junior League of Pueblo brought her many friendships.  She found time to support JW Mini Moo’s and attended many cattle shows.  Megan’s family would like to extend special thanks to the Columbian School faculty and staff for past fund raising activities and support.  UCH Hospital Anschutz in Denver gave great care to Megan.  The staff at US Renal Dialysis Pueblo was like family to her.  There is no better pharmacy in all of Pueblo than Broadway Pharmacy. We are thankful for the recent care provided by the Cardiac Team at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn.  A Celebration of Megan’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.18, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. with Pastor Lora Payne officiating.  Masks will be required for the Celebration at Megan’s insistence.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Donate Life Colorado, www.donatelifecolorado.org or PAWS for Life, www.pawspueblo.org/donate  Memorials and condolences can be made online at www.MontgomerySteward.com

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Life Celebration: September 18, 2021 11:00 am

First United Methodist Church
310 W. 11th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

719-544-1917

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  1. Dear Megan,
    We are so grateful to have known you in this life. The memory of meeting you on our Across the LupUS bike ride was one of the great highlights of our trip. (And I’m so grateful I got to see you again when the band played in Pueblo – James) Keep an eye on us from above and we’ll wave back ever now and then. Till we meet again, may you rest In peace Megan.

    To Pete, Sara and Aaron,
    You have our love and sympathies. Thank you for loving Megan so much that the rest of us felt it too.
    -Dylan Trakas and James Mason

  2. CandleImagePete,Sara,and Aaron, My heart go out to you in your time of sorrow.
    I share in your sorrow with love and friendship.
    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. My condolences.
    Trudy Aguilar and family

  3. CandleImagePete & Sara,

    Megan was such a beautiful person inside and out. It was such a blessing to have her as a colleague & friend. She was truly an inspiration to me & gave me the strength I needed to help me through some really tough times. It was so easy to be around her & I will never forget our breakfast we shared every morning for 3 years together. It was a great start to our work day. She was so positive & encouraging I couldn’t help but to try & be my best self. I will miss her so so much, but she will forever be in my ♥️! Please feel free to come & visit us at Columbian.

  4. CandleImageWe are so very sorry about Megan.
    I remember as a little girl at Jefferson. Such a sweet girl then and such a beautiful lady.
    Kathy and Jim Ridley

  5. CandleImagePete, Sara, and Aaron,

    My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your precious Megan.

    Sincerely,
    Marcia Spinuzzi

  6. CandleImageMegan was an amazing women and I am grateful that I got to know her. I remember her telling me about the kids in her class and how much she wanted them all to succeed considering the struggles they faced. Megan faced her struggles with a warrior’s grace just as she taught her students to do! Wishing you all peace in knowing that Megan is no longer facing any struggles.

  7. Pete,
    You and your wife did a great job, for a very long time, taking care of your daughter.She accompished a great deal, with your help, with her disability. You are great parents.
    Ralph Williams

  8. Pete and Sara:
    We are so sorry for your loss of your precious beautiful daughter. You all fought a long, hard battle. We pray for comfort and peace for your family.
    Sending blessings,
    Bennie and Jim Swanson

  9. Joel and I are grieving with you and your family, Pete. I delighted in Megan‘s exuberance as a.student at South High. May your family feel God’s presence as he strengthens and comforts you at this time. Deepest sympathy.

  10. CandleImageMy condolences go out to the family. She was such a ray do sunshine every time she walked into a room. My family and I will miss seeing her welcoming face for school. Ms. Quinby Liam said he loves you and misses every much. And now God has a great teacher in heaven to teach everyone up there.

  11. CandleImageWe were so sorry to hear of your loss of Megan. Whenever we were around her she always impressed us with her beautiful smile and warm personality. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. CandleImagePete, Sara, & Aaron:
    No words can describe, nor souls feel, the void that your hearts are experiencing during this sad time. We do recall, though, the sweet demeanor and courageous attitude that Megan left with us whenever we could visit with her. They were casual chats, during times when we were visiting next door with my parents ; but those times with Megan have been precious memories throughout the years. May God fill you with his healing presence and grant you his divine comfort.

  13. CandleImageThe world will never be the same without my vibrant, fierce, and sunshiny friend! Megan ALWAYS put others in front of her, I will remember and forever treasure her selfless acts and caring spirit she so effortlessly gave to others! Thank you my beautiful friend for teaching me how to light up the world with kindness, care and positivity! I will NEVER EVER FORGET you!!! Our special “girl power” bond will last forever! I love YOU!❤️ Dena

  14. Heartfelt condolences for your families loss of Megan prayers and ((hugs)) for your family ✝️💟 peace be with each of you. Diane and John Oreskovich

  15. I will always feel grateful that Megan was part of my life. Words cannot express the depth of my sadness 😥❤️

  16. To Pete and Sara, Your daughter, Megan was an exceptional human being. She faced every adversity with new strength. Although her life on this earth was short, the impact she made on everyone she touched will live on. We share in your sorrow and know your grief. Our love, Ray and Kathy Serena

  17. CandleImageI remember Megan from Jefferson Elementary. She was always sweet and smiling, such a doll. I know she was a phenomenal teacher and she gave those children all her energy and heart.❤️ All my thoughts and prayers are with all the Quinby family. I loved having Megan in school and seeing her grow into beautiful young woman.

  18. CandleImageMeg was a beautiful soul. An inspiration and a hero who was always so radiant and cheerful just like her pictures. Our heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time. Prayers and hugs,
    Shelly and TJ 🙏🏽

  19. CandleImageAaron, Pete, and Sara,

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of Megan. I always looked up to her growing up, and I greatly admire the person that she became as an adult. Sending my heartfelt condolences.

  20. CandleImageSara and family-My heart aches for you all! I am so very sorry of the loss of your precious Megan. I pray your faith comforts you during this most difficult time. No words can fully express how saddened I am for you.

  21. CandleImageSo very sorry for your loss. Meg was such a beautiful person. She is going to be missed by so many!! Prayers for the family and her friends.🌺🌸🌺

  22. CandleImageSara and family,
    I offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May memories of her sustain you in the day ahead.

  23. Dear Pete,
    What a beautiful girl-woman…. I love her smile and her heart for children. I do not know the story of your family’s journey, but I hold you close in your loss. We are always too young for such loss.
    Blessings and peace to you and yours.

  24. Beautiful young woman who overcame so much, yet decided to be a teacher, giving unselfishly to bring excitement and inspiration to so many little ones! Pete, Sara and Aaron, this is a huge loss for all of you and for the many who also knew and loved her. Megan was such a bright light, full of life and excitement and enthusiasm, even in some of her most difficult, difficult times. She inspired me to get through my struggles. And she always had a hug and love to freely give whenever she and I saw each other. Never any doubt that Megan loved those she loved with all of her heart. She was definitely a blessing that we all got to have in our lives for 41 precious years. My heartfelt thoughts and love to Pete, Sara and Aaron and those special friends (like Julie) that are grieving so deeply at this time. I pray that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will embrace you and bring you the calm and courage and comfort you need now and in the times yet to come. We shall all truly miss this little sweetie, too.

    My sincere sympathy and love,
    Lois Conatore-Houpe

  25. CandleImageMegan you and your family were so welcoming when I joined the lupus club years ago. I really admired your strength to go through what you had to endure then and how friendly you all were. May you find peace and bless you

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