In memory of

Makayla Tryon

Jan 8, 2001
Jun 2, 2019


Makayla Tryon, 18 years of age, died on June 2, 2019, with two of her girlfriends as a result of a drunk driver. She had been spending her evening with friends and they were on a snack run when their vehicle was struck.

Makayla, daughter of Jenny and Kyle, and sister to Nathan and Andrew, was born in Salem OR and spent her life here, attending school and getting a GED in 2017. She had been working at Panera Bread for a number of years.

As a very young child, she loved dressing up and choosing her own lovely combination of clothing to wear. Makayla loved animals. She enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her bunny rabbit, dog and two kitties. Throughout her years, she spent time creating in a variety of ways; for example, delightful very small clay objects, sketching, journaling.

Makayla enjoyed spending time with family and friends, joking and laughing. Reading was important to her, as well as watching TV and movies, and listening to music. Chatting with friends on her phone, taking pictures and watching videos were favorite past times for her. Her favorite shopping spots included Value Village and Goodwill plus other stores, always looking for a good deal to be had.

A good drink from Dutch Brothers added to her joy, as well as some tasty sushi. When the occasion arose, her eyes would sparkle as she gave gifts to others.

Makayla was just beginning to live her life when she was so tragically taken from us. While these words are not her words and have been borrowed, they speak to our broken hearts and our experience of loss: “Do not shed tears when I have gone but smile instead because I have lived. Do not shut your eyes and pray to God that I’ll come back but open your eyes and see all that I have left behind.”

Service Information

Celebration of Life
Saturday June 8, 2019 4pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Celebration of Life
In honor of Madison, Makayla, and Trinity
Monday June 17, 2019 @ 6pm
East Salem Community Center
1850 45th Ave NE, Salem, OR 97305

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Martha Granados. says:

    I'm Sorry for your loss Jenny , I'm prayers for your family, i remember forever Makayla.

  2. Magen Lowe & Jake McKinney says:

    So sorry for your loss, Tryon family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. <3

  3. Hannah Walker says:

    Makayla was such a free spirit! I am so grateful and lucky to have met her and worked by her side at Panera! She will be missed dearly. Prayers to her family ♥️

  4. Theresa Heis says:

    Our love and prayers are with you always.

  5. Joe and Angie Hernandez: says:

    Our. I can Condolences go out to you and your family Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time ❤️

  6. Kayla Hickman says:

    May thoughts of love and peace remain in your heart. Cherish all the memories you can soak up. Know that were here for you, if you or your family need anything. Please don't hesitate to let us all know.

  7. Laura and Faye Hinkle says:

    So sorry for your tragic loss. We are her for you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jenny I am so sorry for you and your family's lost. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Katie & Wade Tryon says:

    Kyle and Jenny,
    Thank You for bringing our only Sweet Beautiful Niece into the world. We will Always hold close in our Heart Makayla's Smile, Giggles, and Hugs! Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and Family

  10. Amber Anderson says:

    I didn't know her for very long. She trained me when I started at Panera just a few weeks ago. But from what I have learned, she was a very sweet girl. Always helped someone when they needed it. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and close friends. ❤❤

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