Megan Christine Perkins of Hood River, Ore., passed on April 10, 2018 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 16, 1965, at Hood River Hospital to Claudia and Bill Perkins.
Megan grew up in Hood River with her younger sister, DenaRae, and graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 1983. She dedicated her life to music, participating in band where she played clarinet, choir, and musicals.
Megan attended Northwest University where she met her first husband, Steve Ballweber. She became a mother for the first time when her daughter, Stevani Christine Ballweber, was born on June 26, 1987. She remarried on March 26, 1994, to Eric Roush and had her second child, DesiRae “Lulu” Roush on Dec. 20 that same year.
Throughout her life, she dedicated her time to her church involved in children’s ministry and worship team. She volunteered her hours for 21 years to the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies, starting as a performer and contributing the last few years as their vocal director. She leaves behind not only her own family, but the families that she built at church, Lions Follies, and throughout her communities. She is survived by her two daughters, her grandson, Anthony Schu, her parents, sister, and nieces and nephews, as well as her honorary family members.
Viewing times are Friday, April 20 at Anderson’s from 5-7 p.m. with family present, and 2- 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at River of Life Assembly of God. A celebration of life service will be held at River of Life Assembly on April 21 at 4 p.m.
Memorials in Megan’s name are encouraged to be made to River of Life Assembly, where a fund has been established for her grandson, Anthony.
Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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