|MORGAN LEIGH LANCER “The decision to
have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about
outside your body.“ - Katherine Hadley BURLINGTON — Morgan Leigh Lancer,
age 26, of Burlington, Vermont, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August
21, 2008, in Hartford, Conn. Morgan was born July 31, 1982, in
Burlington. She graduated from Mt. Abraham High School, which she
attended with her many childhood friends including Ashley Perez,
Meredith Bless, Lindsay Lathrop, and Megan Vaughn. Morgan coached youth
soccer during high school, ran cross-country, and skied at Sugarbush,
where she taught skiing in the Sugarbear program. Morgan trained in tae
kwon do with her father, Bruce Lancer, and attained the level of black
belt. In the summers, Morgan was a camp counselor at Camp Wapanaki Girl
Scout camp. After high school, Morgan apprenticed at a glass blowing
studio. Morgan attended Johnson College where she studied alternative
medicine. She leaves behind her parents, Marianne and Bruce Lancer; her
brother Shane Lancer; aunts Christine Corcoran, Carol Hickey, Dorothy
D'Amato, Sandy Wynne; uncles Vincent Hickey, Dick D'Amato, Jim Corcoran,
Sean McKenzie, Brooke Ellis; cousins Timothy McKenzie, Catherine
McKenzie, Alexander McKenzie, Kohler McKenzie, Jonathan Hickey, Allison
Hickey, Lauren Hickey; godparents Billy Van der Putten and Jody Milano.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Evelyn and Bernard
Hickey of Burlington; and paternal grandmother, Mary Sorrell of Bristol.
Morgan's friends in Johnson held a farewell bonfire on August 23, 2008.
A service will be held on Tuesday at the Unitarian Church (top of Church
Street) from 7 to 8 p.m., and a celebration of Morgan's life will be
held Wednesday at Oakledge Park, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For information
on where to send flowers or donations, contact Megan Vaughn,
“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.“ - Mary Oliver Morgan L. Lancer: Fearless, Passionate, Gentle.