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Mayla Macon, 40

Mayla Ancero Macon, age 40, of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

She was born May 1, 1975, in Cabucgayan Baso, Philippines, to Bruce and Enriqueta (Ancero) Hafften.

At age 4, Mayla moved to the United States with her family. They resided in Great Lakes, IL, before moving to San Diego, CA in 1983.

Mayla was confirmed at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Chula Vista, CA; and graduated from Southwest High in San Diego.

She was united in marriage to Roderick Macon Aug. 27, 1994.

In 1997 the family moved to Howard Lake, and Mayla later resided in Cokato.

Mayla received an associates degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu.

She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and spending time with her family; and was passionate about graphic design and Reggae music.

Mayla had a deep love for her children, nieces, and nephews. She was an amazing daughter and a best friend to many.

Mayla is survived by her parents, Bruce and Rita Hafften; children, Jordan Macon, Tiana Macon, and Jazara Queeglay; sister Angie Kimbal; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Morena Clay.

A celebration of Mayla’s life took place Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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