LOCAL NEWS

Cheerleader teams join community at funeral for child killed in July 4 parade

Jul 10, 2022, 12:55 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2022, 6:31 pm

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Family and friends said a final goodbye to eight-year-old Macie Hill Saturday.

Hill died from injuries she suffered during the Kaysville 4th of July parade. She was cheerleading with her team in the parade when a trailer ran over her.

Cheerleader teams from across the state joined to send one last cheer to the Hill family.

They normally compete against each other but on this day they were united.

“As a cheer community we’re all brought together, especially at times like this,” said Asha Rydalch who is the captain of the Weber High School squad. “I felt a lot of love throughout the whole team.”

Last Monday many of these cheerleaders walked along Independence Day parades. It’s why coming together on Saturday felt so personal.

“It could have been any one of us,” one cheerleader said.

‘She was the sweetheart of the family’: Kaysville family remembers Macie Hill

Jaimie Hancock organized the cheerleaders for the funeral. “To see the emotion on their face was amazing. To be able to support a family that we don’t know personally but they are our cheer family and that’s what cheer is all about.”

Some estimated that about 40 different cheer teams showed up to support the Hill family.

“I thought it was a really, bitter-sweet moment and I’m glad that we could be here for the support,” a cheerleader said.

Hill was buried at the Linquist’s Memorial Park in Layton.

The family set up a go fund me* account to help pay for expenses.


*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Laneah Knickerbocker and her father Jean-Michel are near the end of their walk from Arimo, Idaho to...
Andrew Adams

11-year-old girl nears end of walk from Arimo, Idaho to Grantsville

An 11-year-old girl was nearing the end of her journey Monday in a walking trek from Idaho to Grantsville to visit her cousin.
16 hours ago
FILE PHOTO (Deseret News)...
Eliza Pace

Man found dead after Kane County search and rescue

A man was found dead after he was reported missing in Garfield County Saturday evening.
16 hours ago
Photo of primary suspect Lopez Madeline Bernadette, 21. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)...
Michael Houck

Police: Herriman woman wanted for breaking into ex’s home, placed child at risk

The Utah County Sherriff's office is looking for a woman who allegedly slashed an ex-boyfriend's tires and broke into his home Sunday afternoon.
16 hours ago
LAKE POWELL, UTAH - 27 APRIL 2022 : Satellite view of Lake Powell in Utah. (Photo by Gallo Images/O...
Ella Nilsen and Rachel Ramirez, CNN

New water cuts coming for Southwest as Colorado River falls into Tier 2 shortage

The federal government announced Tuesday the Colorado River will operate in a Tier 2 shortage condition for the first time starting in January.
16 hours ago
Provo City School District teachers welcoming back students....
Karah Brackin

Provo students and teachers celebrate the return to the classroom

Students in the Provo City School District headed back to school Tuesday morning, and the hustle and bustle brings new kicks and hair that accompanies the new school year.
16 hours ago
FILE: A woman with an  iPhone...
Eliza Pace

Man in custody for assaulting woman and publicly sharing explicit video of her on her social media

A man is in custody after assaulting a woman and posting an explicit video of her to her public social media. 
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
cyber security through multi factor authentication setup...
Les Olson IT

How multi factor authentication setup helps companies stay safe

Multi factor authentication (MFA) setup is an important security measure that every company should implement for their workers. It’s also wise to install it for your personal and home accounts.
...
Lighting Design

Check out these stunning lamps with stained glass shades

Lamps with stained glass shades are statement pieces that are more than simply aesthetic. They also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room.
Address Bar of internet browser shows internet access...
AARP Utah

Utah voters 50+ support increased access to Internet

The AARP surveyed Utah voters aged 50 plus about internet access and if they support the expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas currently lacking it.
Cheerleader teams join community at funeral for child killed in July 4 parade