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To the Hicks family:

I knew Micala from high school at OFHS. She and I were in a few of the same classes together throughout high school and had many friends in common, and often were at the same parties and events together. 

I am finally making it to the Cleveland area to pay respects to Micala at her resting place. I will be visiting on Friday afternoon (1/27/2023). I don’t know if this site is still monitored, but if Nate (who I knew from OFHS as well) or any other family members wish to reach out, my number is 937-869-8469. 

Sincerely,

Robert Barnes 

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My heart is saddened for the family and for the Hicks family. I did not know Micala but what a legacy she left at a very young age. My prayers and strength are sent to Jason and the girls.
I come from Argentina and I have no idea why I remembered her while I was taking a virtual class. But I am really surprised by this news. I have a lump in my throat. I feel very extremely sad because she was my sponsor in the Captain Career Course at Engineers School in 2005. I know that maybe what I say does not mean anything because I am nobody in family life, but I want to share something of which I am sure you already know. She was a wonderful person, full of happiness, reliable sponsor, and professional soldier. My respects to her and her family, specially her mother, father, husband and children. I consider myself lucky to have been her fellow in that course. I'm sorry if I made any mistakes in my speech, but I speak in spanish language.
Rest in peace in the company of God our Lord.
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Nate Hicks
2020, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rawiga Road, Seville, OH, USA
Dear friends and family,

My beautiful sister would have turned 42 yesterday. We gathered as a family at her gravesite yesterday and said some prayers and read some bible passages together and laid flowers on her tombstone.

In case anyone ever wants to visit her gravesite, her remains were buried at the Western Reserve National Cemetery near Medina, OH. It is about a 30 min drive from our hometown of Olmsted Falls. It is a beautiful and well maintained cemetery and surrounded by gorgeous Ohio countryside and farmland.

Her gravesite is section 14, site 1107. I pray we all find peace despite our sadness and longing for her presence.
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Micala Siler tribute video
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Hey Micala, decided to spend …
2020, Port Orange, FL, USA
Hey Micala, decided to spend your birthday by saying YES! to spontaneously flying to Florida for a friends wedding. Because that’s the type of friend you are. You always showed up for people. Even if that person was me- inviting you and the girls to a last minute impromptu ice cream party for one of my girls at 7pm on a Sunday night where I promised not to give the kids too much sugar on a school night :) you always showed for people. I’m choosing to continue your legacy and do the same. They say we forget what people said, we remember how they made us feel. You always made everyone in your orbit feel special and 🥰 loved. I’m going to do my best to honor that legacy by doing the same. Love you friend. #armywivesforever
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Hello Micala, Today is special because its your 42nd birthday. Even though we cannot share with you physically we do so by faith. We are certain that you are with God and serving with the angels. Today we send our best of wishes to you and the organizations you served so well and to tell the world that your good works follow you. Enjoy the best of of heavenly birthday party as angels sing and Jesus hangs out with you. You remain in our hearts forever. Happy glorious birthday Micala. Rest well in the Lord.
Shared a heart Red heart
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We would like to share condolences for Micala. We are parents of a fellow FAO of Jason’s, Matt McCray. We are so saddened by Micala’s untimely passing...what an extraordinary woman as related to us by our son. May God give you strength in the coming days and that her memory sustain you all. Art and Barb McCray
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Our deepest condolences to all of your family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you love and peace in your grief.
Dear Siler and Hicks Family, our deepest condolences to you all. May God’s love and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and console you and give Micala eternal rest and may His light shine on her forever!
Familia Rodriguez & Grandma Araujo
Micala and I were classmates at the Academy. While I don't recall ever having class with her, I would see her around from time to time since we were in the same Cadet Regiments (1st and 2nd) all 4 years .
She was ALWAYS a pleasure to run into and usually had a big smile on her face. My friendship with her began our first summer at the Academy as we were roommates during BEAST Barracks. There were three of us in a room that summer and we made some fun and funny memories!
My heart hurt so much to hear the news. As a sister in Christ I know I will see her again and for that I am thankful.
I met Mikey summer of 1997. We were in the same company of Beast barracks our plebe summer at West Point. Mikey even sat at my mess table the first half of the summer. After that first summer, I didn't see her often until our cow and firstie years. We shared the same academic major Engineer Psychology so I saw her quite often, almost every day! What struck me about Mikey - no what how difficult the task, no matter how daunting the challenge, she always approached everything with a smile and had fun. Really! Everyone approaches challenges differently, some with a stern grimace, like they have an ax to grind, or as if they carry some heavy burden. But Mikey always approached every challenge at school like it was a fun game, to be played, won and the accolades to be shared with friends. And she always did it with a carefree easy smile and laugh - something rare in that environment. She wasn't above admitting her weaknesses. I remember her the day after her first triathlon – we asked her how it had gone. She sheepishly admitted that she wasn’t as good at biking and swimming as she was running (everyone knew her talent for running). But then she laughed and said that she was glad she had tried it anyway.
I’m not surprised that she went on to work in a non-profit for children in need. Mikey was always giving. Always. I wish her family and loved ones strength for the journey ahead. Grief never disappears, but we learn to live with it, and ultimately grow from it. I want her daughters to know how strong their mom was, in every way – mind, body and soul. I can still hear her cadence song, clear as day, as she did pushups in on the floor of her baracks room “T-bones are good for you! T-bones are good for me!” Fare thee well Mikey Hicks. I will never forget your strength or your kindness. The heavenly guard has gathered another angel to their ranks – may you shine on eternal.
All my love,
Lorelei Felix
USMA 2001, Companies Bravo, A1, A3
Rise to the challenge and never quit!
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Sending my deepest condolences to the Sila Family and the Hicks family.

Micala was such an amazing person and it was an absolute honor to know her as a friend and fellow member of A Family For Every Orphan.

I met Micala when we lived in Germany at the same time. I had a heart for helping orphans but didn't know how to put my passion to work until I met Micala. We connected at our local church and she shared the work she was doing with A Family For Every Orphan. I was instantly drawn to her and in awe of her optimism, her sense of hope, her passion and her overall spirit.

We met for coffee chats at our local bakery on many Fridays to talk about life and balancing being wives and mothers with work. We excitedly talked about what our futures held and prayed for each other and for wisdom for our choices and decisions.

Though I only knew Micala for a short time, she was an immediate inspiration in my life. Her passion for helping others and her incredible work ethic was simply contagious and she helped me to raise my level of passion and contribution just by seeing her example of what she was doing.

I also had the opportunity to witness first hand how she constantly lifted everyone up and gave accolades for the work everyone was doing in A Family For Every Orphan. She was so dedicated getting up for 3:00 a.m. conference calls (due to being in a different timezone) and was always being incredibly prepared for all our board meetings and really exemplifying leadership in so many ways.

Her influence will continue to live on in so many lives that she has touched in her short time on earth and I am so honored to be one of those lives that she touched and inspired so positively going forward.

Much love Micala. We miss you!!

Allison
Praying for the Siler Family. We are praying that gives you peace and rest and fuels in all of us a longing for God to make all things new.
Met Micala and the Hicks family when they moved to Lantern Dr. I had moved onto the street just about a month before them. The entire Hicks family has always been a wonderful and loving family. My love and prayers are with Mike, Celeste, Jason and her entire family. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you.
Peggy Stockdale
While I didn't know Micala, we were blessed to have her in this world. Peace to all knew and loved her.
Dennis Stocker
a NASA coworker of her father, Mike
Micala and I stopping by to v…
2019, Seattle, WA, USA
Micala and I stopping by to visit Hilary after the board meeting for A Family For Every Orphan
I met Micala while visiting my son at USMA. Her mother, Celeste, had been so kind to me when she new my son was joining the Long Gray Line, too. I started sending occasional care packages to Micala while she and another OFHS grad were cadets there with my son. Micala was a stunning beauty- not just outwardly- but ‘inwardly’, too. We have lost a most precious gift to the world in losing Micala.
My deepest condolences to the family. Mikey and I were in the Officer Badic Course together, as 2LT(s). She was one of the sweetest and baddest Soldier, I have ever seen. I pray that her legacy provides comfort to the family.
My deepest condolences to the family. Mickie and I were lieutenants/PL in Korea. She kicked @$$ and was a true inspiration—she was hard charger when it came to running/fitness and she was an outstanding leader. She was a Christian, she was sweet as they come. I last saw her and her family in Germany. We ran into each other while out and about—she invited me over dinner. May she Rest In Peace.

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