BELLINGHAM, WA, U.S.A.
FLIGHT NURSE, GUARDIAN FLIGHT, JUNEAU, AK
01/29/2019, NEAR KAKE, AK
On January 29, 2019, Stacie Rae Morse was fatally injured during a catastrophic airplane crash while performing her duties as a flight nurse on a Guardian Med Flight destined to Kake, AK. She was 13 weeks away from giving birth to her first child, a daughter, Delta Rae Morse Listberger with her cherished fiancé, Dylan Listberger.
Stacie worked full time at Guardian Flight in Juneau, AK as a med flight nurse. She also helped train helicopter pilots, firemen, local first responders and members of the Coast Guard. She worked part time at Bartlett Hospital in Juneau. She was a true warrior as a patient advocate and managed to keep her sense of humor during critical times.
Besides her outstanding work as a nurse, Stacie loved her family and friends dearly. She was a force of nature, a very strong woman, an exceptionally hard worker, an avid fisherman, hunter, soccer player, hiker, snowboarder and snow machiner.
Stacie was a graduate of Squalicum High School in Bellingham, WA where she was an avid soccer player for the Storm and Ranger teams. She went on to complete her Registered Nursing degree at Whatcom Community College. She was then hired by Providence Hospital in Everett, WA, where she loved working in the emergency department, trauma and intensive care units. Her ultimate goal was to become a med flight nurse. Stacie was determined to meet this objective. She went on to get her BSN (at UW), CEN, CCRN and had just started her new educational endeavor of obtaining her Nurse Practitioners License.
She had a wonderful creative flair for home design/renovations, cooking and a love for her farm yard animals. She and Dylan were unstoppable on their home projects and in their daily lives as partners. She adored her dad from the day she was born and all the special times they spent together fishing, their outdoor escapades, and enjoying life to the fullest. She loved to travel and experience anything that was new and different.
Stacie, “Big Mama” and “Stinky Rat” as she was affectionately known, LOVED Alaska and all it had to offer. She genuinely loved her Juneau community. Stacie made her mark everywhere she went. She was a BADASS adventurer. She left no stone unturned. In her short 30 years, she experienced more than most people accomplish in an entire life time. The loss of Stacie and Delta Rae is tragic and unimaginable. They are now our angels in Heaven that will guide us beyond our limits and be there when we can once again experience joy in our hearts.
“Alaska 2” gone but not forgotten – Guardian Flight N13LY End of Watch 29 Jan 2019