Michaela Marie "Mickey" Morgan, 15, of Phillips, Maine died Monday evening, Feb. 8 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Sandy River Plantation.
She was born in Lewiston, Aug. 5, 2005, as a preemie, a daughter of Michael David and Tanya (Marie) Brewer Morgan. One of Michaela’s finest features was her smile. No matter where she was, you could see it for miles. She was an avid sports player at an early age; before age 7 she was playing Little League and cheerleading. In eighth grade she was asked to participate in the foul shooting contest through the Elks Lodge “Hoop Shoot.” She finished as runner-up in the state. After that point in time, she found her passion for sports, it was basketball. She and her family traveled all over New England while she participated in a basketball travel league. Her freshman year she started on the girls’ varsity basketball team and excelled from there. Even though her passion had grown for basketball, she gave all she had to her other sports, having fun and working together with all her friends. During all this time she continued to be an A student.
Michaela was an avid outdoors girl growing up. If she wasn’t playing sports, you would find her with her family fishing or hunting, hours of it, and I will add she was always in a competition with that too. She needed to get the biggest one or the first one. Getting up early for her wasn’t easy, because her early was 10 a.m. During hunting season, she would be ready and asking “when are we going?” She was very successful in 2019, tagging both a moose and a unicorn deer.
She loved to play pranks on everyone, but her sister Carrie Ann and Papa got the worst. She would take her sister’s phone and take tons of selfies and then hide it from her, teasing her while she looked for it. Of course Papa didn’t get it any easier; she would put sticky notes all over the house…. “Saying I am number one.” These notes were even in his bed, on his pillow and in the refrigerator. Playing games he was always a loser, even if he won. She enjoyed many countless hours of cribbage with Nana.
All of her off-time was spent at Hancock Pond, no matter what time of year. Usually she was the center of attention there also, unless there was some “little people” around. Then she gave that attention to them. She loved all of them who came, it didn’t matter if she knew them or not. Sitting around the camp fire with her Camp family, eating red hot dogs and toasting marshmallows, was a daily thing there. Pulling pranks on everyone there too, although sometimes Derek didn’t let her get away with it. Lindsey was always putting ideas into her head, if she hadn’t thought of it herself. She will be remembered as taking long hot showers and coming out with perfect make-up and eating all the time, yet never gaining weight. She had a special place in her heart for all her friends near and far. Her loving spirit will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. Her dearest friends Kaylee Knight, Charlotte Mitchell and Lindsey White, were always on the other end of the phone or by her side sharing many adventures.
She is survived by her parents, Michael and Tanya Morgan of Phillips; her sister Carrie-Ann and companion Doug Gould of New Vineyard; Buddy, her couch potato dog; paternal grandparents Mike “Bump” and Joanne “Meme” Morgan of Phillips, Maine maternal grandparents Neil “Papa” and Simone “Nana” Brewer of Freeman, Maine; uncle "Bobo," Keith Brewer, whom she shared a special bond with from birth, and his companion Karen Holbrook of Phillips, Maine; uncle Jamie Morgan and wife Jess of Phillips, Maine; special cousin Jordon Morgan of Phillips, Maine; great uncle Everett Cook of Phillips Maine; aunt Sandy Leavitt of New Gloucester, Maine; and the extended Brewer family in Boothbay, Maine.
She was predeceased by her uncles Silas Leavitt and “Bud” Leroy Cook; great “Nana” Lena Howard; her great grandparents; and her childhood dog, Daisy “Dippy.”
In lieu of flowers or donations, her family kindly asks that those who desire, consider memorial gifts in her memory toward a scholarship, which will be given to a senior basketball player at Mt Abram High School. Please send to Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union, 476 Main Street, Kingfield, ME 04947 c/o Tanya Morgan for Michaela Morgan Scholarship.
Special thanks to Wiles Remembrance Center; Kent Wiles for his understanding, MSAD 58 and all the surrounding schools and each and every one of you.
Please share memories and condolences with her family in her Book of Memories at www.wilesrc.com, where a memorial video tribute will be available for all to view. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held when all are able to assemble safely and will be announced. Cremation care has been cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.