Makayla Ann DeBoer Maynes

October 20, 1995 ~ November 8, 2020


Nov. 16, 2020
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.
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    Makayla Ann DeBoer Maynes

    Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Granddaughter, Niece and Friend.

    Born in Modesto, California

    October 20, 1995 - November 8, 2020

    Graduated from Copper Hills High School

    Makayla was one-of-a-kind. She was strong and incredibly determined. Once she set her mind on something she would go after it with full force! Nothing she did was half-hearted. She wanted to be independent and looked forward to the day she would start her own family.

    Her life was full of love because she so freely gave it to others. She loved family and would always ask her siblings to play games, especially Monopoly. She loved puzzles, and crafts, and organizing things. She also loved to cook.

    She loved pets and claimed that the family dog Destiny, and family cat Shawn, loved her the most! (and would sneak treats to them to ensure it was so!)

    She loved children and those with disabilities. While working at care centers she had a special way of understanding and serving the patients in a way that only Makayla could.

    She loved the entire month of October because of her birthday and Halloween! She always planned those celebrations a whole month in advance and with great enthusiasm she talked about who she would invite and what Halloween costume she would wear!

    She loved road trips and vacations. She dreamed of going to Paris or Walt Disney World with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She loved all things Disney – especially Minnie Mouse!

    Makayla thrived in a magical world – where princesses and castles were more than fairy tales. Where reality was blurred, and music and laughter were never hard to hear. Where love conquers all and dreams come true!

    We know there will be a happy ending for us one day with a new chapter in heaven. After all, Makayla taught us that “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”

    A special thanks to the many wonderful doctors and nurses at Primary Children’s Hospital who were constantly working on how to heal her and cheer her up.

    She is survived by her mom and dad, Kristin & Brian Maynes, her dad and mom, Chad & Vicky DeBoer, her siblings; Luke (Melissa), Ammon, Tanner, Cody, Lacey, and Nathan. Her Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, her best friend Austin, and many other close friends. Preceded in death by her cousin Alicia Brook.

    A private graveside funeral will be held for invited guests only. We will have a viewing for family and friends Monday, November 16th from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the Larkin Sunset Lawn at 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.


    I am so sorry and deeply saddened by your loss. What a bright, beautiful smile! Our love and prayers go out to your family. Love, The Duncan Owen family 💗

    - Jill Duncan
    Dear Brian and family, Ruthie and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Our sincerest sympathies, Royce & Ruthie Veater

    - Royce Veater
    Brian, It is difficult to express my heartfelt thoughts and "wishes" for you. What a beautiful life and tribute. There is no doubt you will miss her for a season, but I know you will see her again in a glorious family reunion.

    - Jon Spackman
    Brian - I was deeply saddened to learn of your daughter's passing. My heart is with you. You have lots of wonderful people around you to support you and lift you up. Please let me know if there is anything - anything - that I can do for you and your family.

    - Ernie Nielsen
    My condolences go out to both Kristin and Chad thier spouses and Makayla's siblings and her Grandparents. You are all suffering from a terrible loss . We all are. She was a very loving and thoughtful young lady . She brought out the best in people. I am her Grandmothdr's sister and Chad's Aunt . I helped her make a blanket and a purse when she was spending time with her Grandma Ivanna . All she talked about after completing her blanket was how she wanted to make Tanner and Lacey one to. Sorry to say she would never beable to see that dream become a reality . Your obituary was lovely . You both should be very proud of yourselves and the dignity you have shown your daughter. You have been so busy these past weeks and having to make some of the most difficult decisions in your life . I am sorry for all that you have had to go thru , I know it has not been easy for either of you . I just want you both to know that you have done a fantastic job. I am sure you have not really been able to grieve yoursels. Just know family will always be there for you . I am so so sorry for your loss. With love Aunt Sharon

    - Sharon Hubert fowler
    I just want you to know that I love you and I'm thinking of you always. Sending you love and support.

    - Jeanie Cisco-Meth
    So sorry to hear about your loss! Wish I could express works that would make the pain go away but I know there aren't words in times like this when someone is lost at such a young age. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

    - Gordon Russell
    Makayla will be missed she is a very special person. She is a positive and loving person.

    - DIANNE Blue
    Mckayla, i love you and miss you so much.... Im so glad and blessed you came into myufe and we became friends and were co workers at black turtle. Glad we stayed friends after we werent working there anymore. Blessed we were and continued to be friends and are still to this day. I miss you so much and pray you always watch over us forever.... Im glad your free from pain.... Cant waut to see you on the other side in heaven.... To McKayla's family.. . especially her dear sweet mom ! Mckayla is and was a beautiful soul. She is a dear friend and i wish i had been able to take more time to hang out when she reached out. Thought we had more time... Im so sorry ! Know that i love her and love you and your family.

    - Heidi walls
    I had the privilege of knowing Makayla for a short time while taking care of her at Primary Children's Hospital, but she is a patient I will remember forever. Makayla was the kind of patient and person that gave me purpose as one of her doctors. I loved taking care of her and I know that everyone else who had that pleasure felt the same way. Whenever I came into her room, Makayla would greet me with a smile, no matter what was going on. She was truly a ray of sunshine, and a strong, glorious human being. She was the kind of person that our world needs more of, and I feel so lucky that our paths crossed, even if just for a short time. Her memory will always be a blessing to me, and one that I hold in my heart.

    - Sydney Behrmann
    Chad, I am so sorry that you have to go through this difficult time! Parents should never have to bury their Children! Prayers as you go through this difficult journey --- May God Bless you at this time and in the days to come...

    - Kathryn Orth