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Plane crash victim remembered as “an amazing person”

January 16, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — A Prescott Valley woman who grew up in the Bullhead City and Fort Mohave areas is being remembered for her outgoing personality and sense of humor.

Heidi Sue (Morgan) Dowland, 38, died Sunday in a small plane crash in Hualapai Mountain Park.

Her older sister, Hannah Morgan, also of Prescott Valley, said the family moved here during the early 1980s.

“My sister was an amazing person with a huge heart, a huge smile — she was everything to us,” Morgan said Tuesday.

She said they tried to be in contact with each other every day and that their families got together for regular events such as Taco Tuesdays and Karaoke Thursdays.

They also all traveled together to Mexico recently.

“When we’re all together it feels right,” she said. “But now it’s not.”

Dowland also spent a great deal of time in the small community of Meadview.

“She knows everybody there,” Morgan said. “We call her ‘The Mayor of Meadview.’”

Their mother is Suellen Morgan. She also lives in Prescott Valley.

“We were like ‘The Three Amigos,’ ” Morgan said.

Their parents split up years ago but the girls’ father, Jack Morgan, still lives in this area with wife, Cathy Vrooman, and their children.

Hannah Morgan said Dowland graduated from Mohave High School in 1999. During her high school years she was a cheerleader and was voted as Homecoming Queen during her freshman year.

“She always had tons of friends,” Morgan remembered.

Dowland grew up to become a devoted mother of three children: Miah Devine 19; Logan Dowland, 17; and, Dustin Dowland, 12. Dowland also owned Prescott Med Spa in Prescott Valley.

Devine has set up a Celebration of Life Gofundme.com page for her mother. The goal is to raise $10,000. Miah also pointed out on the page that her mother’s partner, Christopher Adam Anderson, 43, also of Prescott Valley, was injured in the same plane crash and was in critical condition as of Tuesday.

The address for the page is www.gofundme.com, then do a search for Heidi Sue Downland.

Morgan and Devine both noted that Dowland lived life to the fullest.

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples,” Miah stated. The quote is from writer Anna Godberson in “The Luxe.”

The grieving teen then wrote this about her mother: “Sunset was her favorite color. The vibrancy of a sunset was how she lived her life.”

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