Makaila Olivia Miller Bell
1997 - 2018
Makaila Olivia
Miller Bell

aka, Maggi Gabel, from Eugene, OR, died at age 20 years on July 12th, 2018 from an accidental opiate overdose. She had also lived in North Bend, Coos Bay and Cottage Grove.

Makaila was born on December 30, 1997 in Eugene to parents Cheri Ronan (Miller) and Christopher Bell. She is survived by brothers Jayden, Joe and Jacob, Grandparents Theresa McCoy and Steve & Diane Bell, Aunt Gina (Jeff) Martin and cousins Lilli and Roland. Preceded in death by her grandfather Paul Miller.

Makaila graduated from Al Kennedy Alternative High School. She was excited about starting at Lane Community College in the fall where she planned to study psychology so that she could utilize her life experience to help troubled youth.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 28th, 2018 at Schwarz Park in Cottage Grove. Potluck will begin at 3p with story sharing and a slideshow at 6p. Camping is encouraged. There will be no charge for camping, a group site is reserved.

Makaila will be remembered for her honesty and persistence. She had worked hard to change her life and was looking forward to the future. Our family is eternally grateful for the time we were given with her, she will never be forgotten.

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Published by Eugene Register-Guard on Jul. 27, 2018.
Celebration of Life
Schwarz Park
, Cottage Grove, OR
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Not a day goes past that I dont think of you..
Dont know how to continue without you. But I will try to always be that best that I can.
I've never felt love like this and I know it will never be the same. You wont ever be forgotten my dearest Makaila you have my heart always and nothing will ever change that.
Angel Merlos
August 2, 2018
Fly to that place in the great big sky with your new angel wings. Rest in peace
July 31, 2018
Dear Cheri, boys and Teri, I am so saddened that Makaila left you all so soon. I know your hearts are all hurting and I hope that eventually, that hurt will be replaced with sweet memories of her. I did not know she was born on my birthday! From now on, on my birthday, I will always remember her and all of you. Hoping you find peace in the time to come, not just in your own self, but in the love that people are extending to you. Love Auntie Rene
Rene Bilyeu
July 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss Cheri. Rest in peace Makaila
Danny Nielsen
July 29, 2018
So sorry for your loss..
sending my love and hugs
Shannon Martin
Shannon Martin
July 29, 2018
This is a tragic loss for our family. Thanks to all who sign this book and share a story.
Teri McCoy
July 29, 2018
I'm so sorry,It's heartbreaking.
Dru La Belle
July 28, 2018
Cheri my heart is broken for you. I love you and am here for you praying.
Love Aunt Christi
Christi Smith
July 27, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mary Wunderle
July 27, 2018
So sorry for your loss, may God comfort you through this difficult time..RIP
Patty Kozitsky
July 27, 2018
Robyn Smith-Manchas
July 27, 2018
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