On September 2, 2022, Mika Ayers moved on to her next adventure. She battled breast cancer for eight years with such bravery, positivity and quiet strength that everyone who knew her was in awe. Mika was involved with Friends Through the Fight, a group that supports women battling cancer. They were her lifeline and through them, she participated with a CrossFit group, she rowed on a dragon boat team and attended many trips and events that provided fuel for her adventurous spirit. She was quiet, sometimes solemn, but she had a will that could bend steel. She was not to be underestimated and shortly before her passing completed her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Information Management, a long-time goal for her. She even sat on the board of HAHIMA, a health information management organization. Her family is so proud of her and her accomplishments.
Mika was born on August 29, 1979 in Chatan, Japan. Born to a military family, she grew up in multiple towns and cities all over Japan and the US. Her favorite was Alexandria, VA. She graduated from Killeen High School, Killeen, TX, in 1997. She attended Texas A&M University and received an Associates degree from San Jacinto College. Shortly thereafter she earned her Bachelors degree from Parker University. Her most important role in life was as the mother of four beautiful children who were her world. Mika is survived by a grandfather, Malcolm Ayers of Ft Worth, TX, her mother, Sumiko Ayers of League City, TX, her father and step-mother, Lawrence and Mary Jane Ayers of Ft Worth, TX and two brothers, a sister and two step siblings. She also left four children, Aidan, Conner, Riley and Liam Stelly and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Also, two canine relatives are missing Mika very much, Halo and Angel.
A celebration of Mika’s life will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 2:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Tx. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends Through the Fight PO Box 666 League City, TX 77574. https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted button id=TOLRGVUZK5KCS