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2/21/2012 1:03:00 PM
Makaela Leann Childress 1995 - 2012
Makaela Leann Childress
Makaela Leann Childress


Beauty born unto this earth on August 23, 1995 as the “One and Only” baby born and welcomed to this world to Marcus J. Lawrence Medical Center on that day. She was going to grow up and become the Mayor of “HER” town Cottonwood, Arizona. Makaela attended M.U.H.S. and came home with funny stories from school and some not so good ones too, but that’s okay because we love her anyway. She loves everyone. She hugged Me, her Mom, Lauryn Setterlund, everyday. Makaela’s LOVE will live on each day through “Lil” Greg whom is her big brother Gregory Childress II and her little brothers Devyn Levi Stonebrink Cotto-Setterlund and Jadyn Samuel Stonebrink Cotto-Setterlund of Payson, Arizona along with her family friends and our memories. Jaqcyn Griffi th, Grandma Edie and I were there when God sent his Angels to call Makaela home. God granted me this gift of a glimpse through a vision of Makaela entering heaven, where Jesus, Our Savior who brought Rita Louise Lambert, Makaela’s Maternal Grandmother with him to welcome Makaela home to heaven. I saw Makaela smiling and opening her arms extended out as she said “WOW, this is soooo Cool” on February 9, 2012. Jesus said his father has many mansions, and I’m sure Makaela will visit all of our loved ones.

Grandmas are Wilma, Elise and Alice and Pam. Step Dad and My Husband Mikel Setterlund, Friends who changed our lives Sonia Ann Morris who passed in 2011 and many others. Baby Girl Enjoy Heaven!!!

Services will be at Emmanuel Fellowship, 1580 Fir St. Saturday, February 25. Celebration of Life/Social Time 12-2 pm with DJ Face. Service starts at 2pm

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: Her Friends

On Feb.9th 2012 God needed an angel back, this angel is and will forever be a special person in the hearts of a lot of people in Cottonwood
she is an amazing person never showed fear and had a smile on her face at all times Makaela joked around a lot especially in ALC Makaela lived a great life
for 16 years yeah it short but she made the best of every situation she was surrounded by a great loving family and tons of friends that care for her so much
its been almost 1 year since she has passed so please come out and take some time to remember her show her none of us have forgotten her ♥

There will be a Candle lighting at Garrison Park by the Cottonwood Library
If you can bring Candles, Pictures And just something that reminds you of her she'll appreciate it all :) All love to Makaela

Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2012
Article comment by: Kimberly A. Kleckner

How does my heart express my love in words...?
Makaela was my niece, I loved her. I had a great relationship with her during the time we spent...and those memories made will be cherished. She was a "wild spirit" and from her early years. I refer to the usage of the word "wild" in the aspect she was not plain or ordinary she craved excitement and at 11 mos old could use her intelligence to figure out how to escape her fenced area to explore her world.

She was beautiful, smart, talented, and had so much to offer this world with her big heart and love for all people and animals. However God wanted her to come home, and I know when I return home she will come greet me with that amazing smile of hers and open arms. Know what I look forward to that day. Until then I will continue to remember her with love and fondness.

Aunt Kimberly

Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Article comment by: concerned local

this poor girl passed away too soon.. cherish every moment you have in this world, make good choices, and always strive for better things. this young girl will be greatly missed.

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Article comment by: christine watkins

I was close and love the youg lady who passed..I cherish and will always enjoyed her presence...I gave Makaela a nick name B.O.C.C which stood for buff oreo cookie cuh..she was a young girl who I rook as a little sister and loved and exceoted ger a my lil sister..makaela as you know I will always live you and nvr for get you

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012
Article comment by: Danielle Valenzuela

I Love You&Miss You Makaela. You Will Always Be In My Heart. I'll See You Up In Heaven Soon :)

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Article comment by: brianna baugh

Makeala I love and miss u...wish I had a chance to say good bye but we will see each other again in the future <3 <3

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Article comment by: Olga Morris

Will miss you Makaela, and your sweet smiles, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to my daughter, she spoke of you often and loved you and your family. Peace for all your grieving family and friends, for in spirit we are all connected, and yet our human hearts grieve. Blessings

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Article comment by: Kayla Gary

We will miss you kaela <3

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Article comment by: kyle reed

We love you makaela. And miss u so much. U are such a special part of our family and your constantly in our thoughts. U will never be forgotten. Ur smile. Ur laughter. And tears are all memories that i will cherish forever. Thank you. For being apart of my life.

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Article comment by: Lauryn Setterlund

Always here Never Forgotten I will not say Rest In Peace But Forever Enjoy Heaven because I know you are there smiling down playing in the clouds. Angels give messages from God and Cherubs protect God's Glory, this I know for the Bible tells me so. Jesus told us of his father's many Mansions as well, so what does ours look like? Are you playing with Tigers, like we talked about or swimming with dolphins? Did God show you that he showed me that you are with Grandma and did you kiss her for me? I love you and I know you love me and as long as I am here then God still has work for me, but when I come home then please be there to greet me in that field of flowers as far as the eye can see! Love Mom

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