WELLSHaley Rose Wells, 16, of Mapleton, passed away Aug. 12, 2017, from an ATV accident.

Haley was born in Florence Ore., to Wes Wells and Sherry Fleming. Haley also gave Vanessa West the honor of helping parent her.

She will be missed greatly by her siblings: Dominic Wells, Alyssa West and Tyler Percell; her best friend Skie Bowman; grandparents Joyce and Steve Tennison, Deb Fleming and Don Fleming; several aunts and uncles, cousins, many friends and the whole Mapleton community.

Haley was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Albert and Mary Wells, and Margret Fleming; and her uncle, Ward Wells.

She was born a city girl, but it didn’t take long for her to become a country girl. She loved fishing, big trucks, camping and riding dirt bikes. Haley was full of energy and was quite the comedian; the room was never quiet when she was there.

She played all sports that Mapleton had to offer. She was a hard worker; she started working at Driftwood Shores as a housekeeper at the age of 14.

A few months ago, she decided to branch out in her working career and started working at BJ’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Haley’s family would like to thank the whole community for all its support. They would also like to thank all the volunteers and community members who tried their hardest to help save our daughter and provided support to our other children until we could reach them — Thank You!

Although family and friends are sad to see her go so soon, we know she was loved by many. And though we don’t know why she died so soon, we know she’s at peace with Weston Bowman, Abby Boydston and Brandon Kimble.

She may be gone, but she, too, will never be forgotten.

A celebration of Haley’s life is being held at Mapleton High School at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16.

Haley’s family welcomes all friends, family and the community to attend.


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