November 29, 2022
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Daylen Mikkelson obituary (1998 – 2021) – Tucson, AZ

By on December 4, 2021 0


MIKKELSON, Daylen Eric

of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Wednesday September 22, 2021. He was 23 years old. Daylen was born on July 2, 1998 in Tucson, the beloved son of Tj Mikkelson and Eric Mikkelson.

Daylen is survived by her daughter, Scarlett Rose; her sisters, Kaylie Marinda and Delaney Grace; her brother, Brody James; his mother Tj and his father Eric and as a bonus his mother Nicole; his grandmothers, Gloria Czudek and Melinda Brunell; his uncle, David Czudek; his uncle, Kevin Mikkelson and his girlfriend Alysha Maddox, as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and extended bonus family.

Daylen loved life. Her smile was known to light up a room, but her daughter brought her the biggest smiles. “You make me strive to be a better person and you are a real light in my life,” he shared on his 2nd birthday. He adored his girlfriend Alysha and had fun building his first home with her. Thanks to her support, he not only survived, but thrived through his cancer treatments. He enjoyed doing rides on his scooter and sharing videos of his best flips and stunts with his friends. At home, he had a special bond with Buddy, his rescue dog whom he fell in love with as a foster father. Daylen graduated from Pantano High School with the Class of 2016.

His years were too few and far between, but he maintained a spirit of joy, peace and optimism that permeated so many relationships around him. A dedication ceremony will take place in Daylen’s “second home”, the Purple Heart Park skate park, after the memorial bench in his honor is completed. Daylen’s life was cut short by Diffuse Intrinsic Pontic Glioma (DIPG), a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Her parents are asking that instead of flowers, contributions to honor Daylen’s memory be made to The Cure Starts Now, the DIPG research leader.

Posted by Arizona Daily Star on December 5, 2021.