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.