Our radiant daughter, sister and friend, Megan Naomi Knorr (23), passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah on May 16, 2019.

Megan was born in Provo, Utah on December 5th, 1995 and lived most of her life in Orem. In her youth, she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and throughout her short yet impactful life, exemplified unconditional love in her interactions with others. She was a beacon of kindness to everyone she crossed paths with. Megan had a keen sense of humor and an infectious laugh and smile.

She attended Northridge Elementary, Oak Canyon Junior High, and Timpanogos High School, graduating in 2014. She had countless friends and teachers who blessed her life, as she blessed theirs. She enjoyed art, choir, and drama, among many other classes and activities. After high school she worked as a customer service representative, and recently attended Utah Valley University for a semester. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Joshua Baisch, from 2016 to 2018.

Megan discovered her love for creative expression early in life. She was a gifted painter and visual artist, skilled guitarist and pianist, had a beautiful singing voice, and wrote many poems, short stories, and musings. She understood that humans are meant to be creators – and encouraged the people in her life to express themselves freely.

Megan not only had a gift for recognizing and capturing the beauty of the world, but also of noticing ways to elevate society and heal the earth. She was an inspired activist and a fearless ally to those who needed a friend or advocate. Her mind was always spilling over with ingenious ideas on how to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges. She served with many humanitarian organizations, including Special Needs Mutual, United Way, Choice Humanitarian, Days for Girls, and Habitat for Humanity. She hosted an art fundraiser for the National Resources Defense Council, and served as secretary of Spectrum, UVU's alliance for diversity and inclusion.

For some artists, intense creativity goes hand in hand with extreme emotional ups and downs. Megan experienced this, particularly in her young adulthood. We are thankful that she stayed with us as long as she did.

Of her many visual, written, and musical projects, the most meaningful masterpiece Megan created was her beautiful life, and the connection and love she continually fostered.

Megan is survived by her parents, Bruce William Knorr, Karen Ann Hamilton (Jeffrey), grandfathers William Knorr and Lorin Godfrey, siblings Christopher Knorr (Kristen), Emily Fisher, and Ethan Knorr, niece and nephew Miri and Eddie Knorr, and step siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to name. She is preceded in death by her grandmothers, Betty Lou Trepp Knorr and Ann Van Orman Godfrey, and her step brother, Braden Hamilton.

Services to commemorate Megan's life will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Avenue, Provo, UT 84604. Visitation from 10:00-10:45 am and Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery at 12:30 pm. The funeral service will be streamed live, and available later for viewing on demand

In lieu of flowers, if so inclined, a donation to one of Megan's favorite charities would be welcome: The Natural Resources Defense Council https://act.nrdc.org/donate/donate-one-time/