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Obituaries

Obituaries

Megan Wiechert Alden 1971 - 2011 Topeka

Paid family tribute

Megan Wiechert Alden, beloved wife of David Alden, and cherished mother of Alexa (age 9) and Nadia (age 6) of Topeka, KS, passed away December 3rd, 2011, at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka, KS. She was surrounded by family and friends as her struggle with cancer ended peacefully.
Megan was born in Lawrence, KS, October 9th, 1971. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1990, and continued on to receive a B.S. in Criminal Justice from American University in Washington, D.C. During this time, she spent several memorable summers as a staff member at Philmont Scout Ranch located near Cimarron, N.M. She was president of her sorority, Delta Gamma, and continued to be active as an alumna in the Delta Gamma chapter affiliated with Washburn University.
Megan and Dave were married on September 20th, 1997, in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. They resided in Vienna, Virginia until life took them to Denver, CO in 1999. Professionally, Megan continued her career as a paralegal, finishing with the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart, LLP where she telecommuted from her home office in Topeka until shortly before her death.
One of Megan’s true loves was spending time in the Colorado mountains where she spent countless hours camping, skiing, and hiking with her friends, family and dogs. Megan’s smile and laughter always made people feel warm inside and will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband David; their two daughters, Alexa and Nadia; her parents, Sandra and Allen Wiechert of Lawrence, KS; her sister, Kirstin and husband Gerry Novak, their children Ainsley and Addison of Overland Park; her brother, Brendan and wife Deborah, their children Emma and Calen of Spokane, WA; her Uncle John and wife Janan Swanson of Casa Grande, AZ; her Grandmother Serena Wichert Eastburn of Lawrence, KS; and extended family all over the US.
Megan’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at:
Countryside United Methodist Church
3221 SW Burlingame Road, Topeka
Sunday December 11th, 2011 at 5pm
In lieu of flowers, Megan’s last request was for contributions to be made to Megan’s Fund to be used to support Alexa’s and Nadia’s college education.
Megan’s Fund
CoreFirst Bank and Trust
3035 S. Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.