Dr. Margaret M. "Meg" deGravelles

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Dr. Margaret M. "Meg" deGravelles, DVM, January 18, 1979 – August 10, 2016. Meg deGravelles was strong, resilient, courageous and passionate. She was an adventurer. Even as a teenager, she topped Mt. Rainier. During summers between college semesters she ranged the Tetons, Rockies and Cascades, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone, fly fishing and wilderness hiking. She played rugby for LSU and founded the first Tacoma women's rugby team, known as the Sirens. Rugby was perhaps her greatest passion, a sport she influenced in Tacoma and throughout the Northwest. Her teammates dubbed her "Alpha Meg." Meg loved creatures. As a very young girl, she organized the other kids into our neighborhood's first pet parade. Later she biked up and down the streets, delivering flyers for her dog-walking/washing service (a very successful business, as it turned out). Meg was always surrounded by animals (somehow we could never say no). She had horses, dogs, cats, birds, even a ferret. Her faithful friends were her rescued terrier, Rugger, a sixteen-year companion, her basset Moonpie, and her thoroughbred horse, Aomid. Was she smart? She graduated summa cum laude from LSU and went directly to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine from which she graduated in 2007. She practiced equine medicine in Alaska, Wyoming and Washington states. She was sassy, funny, tough, generous and soft, an unsurpassable daughter and sister. She had dear friends around the world. She is survived by her parents the Rev. Charles and Angela deGravelles; brother, Eliot and wife Ricki, and their children Benjamin and Elizabeth; brother, William; grandmother, Virginia Wheadon deGravelles; aunts, uncles, wonderful cousins, including her "sister" Kate deGravelles Ilahi; and many in Ireland as well. A memorial and Eucharist service for Meg will be held Saturday, August 20, at 11 a.m. (no visitation) at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge 70808. Donations in her memory may be made to Friends of the Animals, 8476 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or to LSU Foundation, 3838 W. Lakeshore Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70808, dedicated for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Equine Program. Meg's brain has been donated to University of Washington Medical School in Seattle for a new research study of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our enduring thanks to Dr. Joshua Bess of the Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center of Seattle and Dr. Owen Scott of Baton Rouge.
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3552 Morning Glory Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, 2016
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