Macy Rose Stevens

Macy Rose Stevens

July 29, 1998 – July 12, 2019

Survived by parents, Jordan and Karen; sisters, Sophia and Mia; grandparents: Thomas Stevens, Kay Stevens, Edward Rose, and Ann Rose; aunts, uncles, and cousins; beloved pets, Lulu and Fozzy.

VISITATION: Tuesday, July 16th from 3pm to 5pm, and from 6pm to 7pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, July 17th at 10:30am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Macy Rose Stevens Memorial Fund.


Macy Rose Stevens died on July 12, 2019 surrounded by friends and family in Omaha. She was 20 years old.

Macy was born to Jordan and Karen (Rose) Stevens on July 29, 1998 in Omaha. She graduated from Omaha Burke High School and was a highly regarded and much in demand dog groomer.

Macy was born with a congenital heart defect that required a trio of open heart surgeries before her second birthday.

On Dec. 2, 2008, at age 10, Macy received a new heart in St. Louis, Missouri. Three days after the transplant, she was up walking the halls of the hospital. Two weeks later, she went home.

Macy may have been born with a frail heart but her personality was anything but frail. She lived by a mantra that screamed, “Here I am, this is me, and I am stronger than you ever thought I’d be.”

For her 18th birthday, Macy got her first tattoo, “XII II MMVIII” scrawled on her left forearm. December 2, 2008. The date she referred to as her “second birthday.”

Macy never wanted to be known as the girl with the broken heart. The kid who had a heart transplant. When asked about her condition, she would likely tell you that was the least interesting thing about her. She’d then pivot the conversation to something far more interesting. Like how your dog was doing. She wanted to be known as the girl who made a difference, who lived and loved and laughed.

She loved dogs, trap rap, collecting vinyl, laughing, movies including  all the Disney Classics, especially Mulan, 1980s movies, Marilyn Monroe, dogs, spending time with family and friends, making fun of her dad, dogs, traveling the world on five different cruises, the feel of sand between her toes and the world of endless possibilities.

Feisty and fiery, she was a feminist to her core without ever saying the word and a 5-foot-2-inch ball of energy that proved the adage we are given this life because we are strong enough to live it.

Macy’s indomitable spirit encouraged her family and friends to persist in the face of many struggles. She will be missed but never forgotten. When we close our eyes we will see her and when we open them we will miss her. But deep in the heart, somewhere in the soul, love finds a way to be forever. And so the story goes on until we see our Macy again.

Macy is survived by her parents, Jordan and Karen Stevens of Omaha; sisters, Sophia and Mia Stevens; grandparents Thomas Stevens, Kay Stevens, Edward Rose and Ann Rose; boyfriend Mike Leach; aunts, uncles, and cousins; beloved dogs Lulu and Fozzy; and countless friends. Macy was preceded in death by Cameron King, her heart donor.


  • Lydia Hasterlo Posted July 13, 2019 10:52 am

    I wanted to send my deepest condolences on Macy’s passing. I went to grade school with her at St. Roberts and we played soccer together one year as well. I remember my mom Connie Hasterlo was one of her nurses when she was going through heart treatments and my mom loved her. I know she is in a good place and will always be with you.

  • Cheryl Erker Posted July 13, 2019 11:15 am

    May the angels here on earth help your family carry your heavy cross. I will never forget the first time I saw Macy was at the Children’s Christmas mass and she walked down the aisle to Father Shane. No words could describe the beauty of that moment. May you be comforted in knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus in heaven????❤️

    • Diane Mohatt Posted July 14, 2019 8:17 am

      Thanks for sharing that memory Cheryl. I remember that day well. Beautiful. ❤️

  • Lashell Shields Posted July 13, 2019 4:24 pm

    My heart goes out to all who was blessed to know such a beautiful soul. Macy Stevens dated my nephew Michael Leach for the past few years and she brought such joy to our family. Macy was Quiet but kind and sweet. She Always had a smile on her face. From our family to yours may you all find peace and comfort knowing Macy touched so many lives. She is now an Angel in heaven who will watch over us all… Until we meet again Macy Rose Stevens, rest in paradise baby girl❤

  • Elliot Mitchell Posted July 13, 2019 4:35 pm

    R.I.H. to a wonderful human being

  • Casey Fehringer Posted July 13, 2019 4:39 pm

    We are so sad to hear about Macy. Our love and prayers to your family and all those that loved and knew her.
    Casey Fehringer

  • Susan Donkers Franklim Posted July 13, 2019 4:59 pm

    Karen, Jordan, Sophia, and Mia and to the entire Rose and Stevens families, sending our warm hugs out to you all. I remember being so delighted for you when Macy was born, reading every CaringBridge post from Jordan, seeing photos from Ed of Easter Egg hunts and from Kathy of beach vacations, dancing at Megan Rose’s wedding, visiting Omaha for work and all the girls putting on a fashion show. My parents, brothers, and I, the Donkers clan, how we wish we could take away your hurting. We wish you all our love and caring. xo

  • Ann Nice Posted July 14, 2019 11:52 am

    My heart goes out to you for your loss. We are praying for you and all the family.

  • Kathy Nelson Posted July 14, 2019 5:33 pm

    Macy touched all our hearts at Columbian. She had a whole school pulling for her as she awaited and then went through her transplant. A really spunky girl, so full of life. I’m thinking of and praying for all Macy’s family and friends to receive comfort in this very difficult time.

  • Rita McLean Posted July 15, 2019 5:27 am

    Ed, this is a sad day for your family. Wherever you are, she will always be in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Roxanne Mrasek Posted July 15, 2019 6:32 am

    Karen & Jordan-
    I’m so sorry to hear of Macy’s passing. She was such a fighter and a light for so many. Sending prayers for your peace.

  • Gary Stevens Posted July 15, 2019 2:05 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Megan Rose Posted July 15, 2019 3:09 pm

    My heart is just breaking for everyone in your family. Macy was such a beautiful girl and will be missed beyond words. Heaven receive another angel too soon. We continue to send our prayer and support to all of you.

  • Halley Taylor Posted July 15, 2019 9:54 pm

    Sending my entire heart to the Stevens family and all of Macy’s many, many friends and those who loved her so much. She was SUCH a spirit. I will always remember the laughter and light that followed her wherever she went.

  • Jean Lund Posted July 15, 2019 10:26 pm

    Sending our love to the Stevens family for God’’s comfort and care and loving embrace! Knowing she is smiling down from above on her loving family and friends.

  • Heidi Joy Posted July 16, 2019 12:06 am

    To each of you, please know that the pain is felt through the miles. I have been thinking of you, Jordan and Karen, and Macy through the years. Blessings to each of you, that you find strength in the days ahead. Sending you so much love.

  • Katie Jackson Posted July 16, 2019 6:21 am

    A beautiful, young, smart woman gone too soon. I am at a loss for words and my heart goes out to all the family. She will be missed every day. She will be with all in spirit now.

  • Laura Dinges Posted July 16, 2019 12:26 pm

    Rest in heavenly peace Macy-God Bless all family, friends and everyone touched by her beautiful heart and soul.

  • Loretta Larson Posted July 17, 2019 12:03 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bob Brose Posted July 19, 2019 6:29 pm

    My deepest compassion goes out to the family of Macy and those her new her well! I wish I could have spent some time with you on this earth to know and experience your spirit and ways,. Every day life is a journey for each of us in our way of sharing and loving and grieving and growing, Our paths will cross in the next eternal life and I plan to spend some time with your family when their schedules allow, God bless to all

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