Megan Stremel Bainbridge — March 22, 1974 to December 24, 2009.
Megan calmly ended a long battle with colon cancer last week, surrounded by her loving family, at Mercy Medical Center. She was 35 years old.
Megan was born to Ron Stremel and Linda Nottelmann Stremel in Arcata. The family relocated to Etna in 1976 where she entered kindergarten.
Megan moved from Etna to Mount Shasta with her father, mother and sister, Shelby, in 1980. She attended school here, starting in the first grade, and graduating from Mount Shasta High in 1992.
Megan graduated from UC Davis and completed physical therapy training at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland.
Megan was active in student leadership, Mount Shasta High Ski Team, 4-H, and The Lancerettes, equestrian drill team.
She joined her mother and the staff at Mt. Shasta Physical Therapy in 2002. She was deeply loved by her patients and co-workers for her quiet sensitivity and skill.
Dana Lee Bainbridge of Anderson, and Megan married at the Ski Park in 1997. They shared a passion for snowboarding, love of family, friends, their dogs, and nature. They recently completed a lovely home with the help of family and friends in the Hammond Ranch area.
Megan is survived by her husband, Dana Bainbridge of Weed; her parents, Ron and Linda Stremel of Mount Shasta; and sister, Shelby Stremel Garcia (Tony) of Weed.
Megan deeply loved her five nieces and nephews as well as the young children of several friends. She will be missed by Dana’s parents, John and Karen Bainbridge of Anderson, her great-uncles and aunt of Vallejo and Memphis, Tennessee; aunts, uncles and cousins in Chico and San Francisco, as well as Boulder, Colorado, Louisville, Kentucky and Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents,  Alex and Helen Stremel of Mount Shasta, and Fred and Betty Nottelmann of Chico.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.