|Birth: ||May 3, 1994|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2011|
Excellent student & star athlete disappeared & later was found murdered in a shallow grave. Her loss became a featured story on NBC's Dateline.
The youngest daughter of three girls born to her parents, she was looked up to by her family. A stubborn baby who didn't want to learn to walk, she put on track shoes & became a star.
At her funeral several coaches and teachers spoke.
Micaela's "infectious smile" could make anyone's bad day get better, one coach recalled. Others called her a "natural leader," the "go-to girl" and an "amazing person." School officials also announced the "Mickie Spirit of Friendship Award and Scholarship" during the ceremony.
Besides her parents, she is also survived by three older half sisters and her maternal grandmother.
Micaela was preceded in death by her grandparents Joseph Robert Payne, Theodore Costanzo, and Shirley June Costanzo.
Micaela was laid to rest on the Payne Family Ranch. She is buried next to her maternal grandfather.
Specifically: Buried on Payne Ranch near Montello, next to her grandfather Joseph Robert Payne.
Created by: Kathy Londo Barnes
Record added: Jan 04, 2013
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