Megan Mann Riggans and Will Riggans Memorial Scholarship
Created by Megan’s Family and Friends
Megan Mann Riggans, 22, of Staley passed away September 2, 2012 from injuries sustained in a car accident on her way to UNC-Chapel Hill to deliver her first child. Her newborn son, William Casey “Will” Riggans survived for just days after Megan’s passing.
She was born October 12, 1989, the daughter of David "Al" and Robin Lewis Mann. Megan graduated from Southern Alamance High School in 2007 and helped operate the family farm, Ran-Lew Dairy, with her uncle and aunt, Randy and Teresa Lewis. She was also a waitress at Haley Bales Steakhouse in Siler City.
An esteemed leader of the dairy industry and an enthusiast for the Guernsey and Holstein cow, Megan took great pride in exhibiting and showing her “Udderly Kool Cows.” Udderly Kool Farms was the prefix she used to register her cows and how she and her cows were known in the show ring. Megan's active involvement in 4-H, FFA, NC Guernsey, and NC Junior Holstein Associations touched many lives. She was a role model for all youth with her endless dedication, willingness to help, and patient nature. Megan had a way of reading people and communicating with them when no one else could. Her love for teaching and motivational spirit was known by all. Megan was a mentor to many young agriculturalists as she helped youth prepare for the show ring and served as a coach for many dairy judging, dairy foods, and dairy quizbowl teams.
The only other aspect of life that Megan was more passionate about was her family. Megan was a loving daughter and granddaughter, a protective big sister, an honest friend, a devoted wife, and she much anticipated her new role in life as a mother.
At the time of her death, she was survived by her husband, Brian “Casey” Riggans; her parents, David "Al" and Robin Lewis Mann of Snow Camp; sister, Mikayla Mann of Snow Camp; her maternal grandmother, Faye Lewis of Snow Camp; her paternal grandparents, Alton L. "Al" and Ella Rae Mann of Graham; paternal grandparents, Wilton and Ann Finch of Burlington; a paternal great-grandmother, Francis Sharpe of Burlington; and her extended family, Roy and Teresa Riggans and children, as well as several loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, William W. Lewis and sister, Melissa Kay Mann. Megan's beautiful smile, one of a kind laugh, barefoot and care-free spirit will be truly missed by many.
This memorial scholarship endowment will support students who have been active in 4-H, FFA, NC GuernseyAssociation or NC Junior Holstein Association and are enrolled in an agricultural-related program at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education, with preference for students attending NC State.