In the early morning hours of July 11, 2004, one of the most respected and beloved members of the air medical community made her final ascent following a tenacious battle against cancer. Michelle North, aviator, teacher, administrator, author, and great friend to anyone who ever met her, will be missed as few have.
Not only was she a champion of safety in air medical transport, her bigger messages were about heeding the call of common sense, and enjoying life. Throughout her struggle to live, her spirit and sense of humor remained unconquered. She lived her message.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to:
821 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
A memorial service has been scheduled for Friday, July 16 at 10:00 am at:
Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel
4321 Sonoma Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
A special condolence book has been set up for her husband and family members. You may add your messages of support by clicking here.
On July 2, 2004, an Air Trek (Punta Gorda, FL) fixed-wing crashed in Panama. Pilots Morris Morrow and Hayward Daisey, Flight RT Steve Heberle, Flight Nurse Barry White were killed, as well as a patient and passenger (Italian) and one person (Panamanian) on the ground. This website has been temporarily blacked out in tribute to our lost colleagues. Use the 'Full Story' link for more information and news articles about the incident.
Please add your messages of support to the family and fellow crew members in the Condolence Book.