In memory of
Morgan McKenzie Behen
BEHEN MORGAN McKENZIE 22, passed away on October 13th at C.S. Mott Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan after an eighteen month battle with cancer. Morgan, the daughter of Ted and Donetta Behen, taught all who crossed her path what true kindness and courage looked like. Even on the hardest of days Morgan could always bring a smile to the faces of friends and family. An avid Detroit sports fan, Morgan enjoyed spending her time at Red Wings and Tigers games rooting on her favorite teams. As a budding teacher, Morgan recently graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor's in Science in Elementary Education. She was looking forward to continuing her work with children in hopes of working with students with special needs. Her kind heart and generous spirit shone through even more so when she was talking about students and how she could best serve them. As our hearts continue to grieve, we remember the many lessons Morgan taught us: to be brave in the face of fear, to dream big, to never stop pursuing your passions, and most of all to love unconditionally. Most importantly, because of Morgan, researchers and doctors will be able to continue to learn from her tumor in hopes that they find a cure for DIPG. Morgan's kind heart and gentle spirit will be deeply missed but her memory will live on. We love you Morgan and thank you for all the gifts you have given us. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester, Michigan; a remembrance service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Services will be held Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Rochester, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Morgan Behen Memorial Scholarship fund at Oakland University. This fund will award an annual scholarship to a student studying within the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University. Donations can be made at: http://tinyurl.com/MorganBehen . www.pixleyfuneral.com
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