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Kaidynn Nichole Maynes

Kaidynn Nichole Maynes

Kaidynn Nichole Maynes, age sixteen, passed away on March 5, 2021 at home due to depression, anxiety, and a broken heart, which lead to suicide. She was born on March 25, 2004 in St. George, Utah to April (Nici) Nichole Fitzgerald Widner and Joseph Terry Maynes.

Kaidynn had the brightest smile and the most contagious laugh. She was so creative, spunky, funny, intuitive, wise beyond her years, and just flat-out adorable. She loved hunting, fishing, hiking, spending time with family, and making crafts. She also loved eating pickles, lemons, and cheesecake. She had an amazing talent for drawing, and she loved music. Kaidynn always held a strong face, and she always paid more attention to other peoples’ feelings than her own. Her death is a message that it’s okay to share hard feelings, to ask for help, to not let pain get in the way, to reach out, to recognize silent pain, and to be brave like she was.

She is remembered by her mom and dad; sisters, Jordynn Maynes and Alii Widner; brother Tak Widner; parents Jason Widner and Melissa Womack; sister Hailey Muniz; brothers Mason Widner and Wyatt Widner; Grandparents Dean and Doris Fitzgerald, Creig and DeAnna Maynes, Steven and Patsy Guest, Stan and Renee Womack; And aunts and uncles Jason and Melissa Lefler, Mike and Stephanie Maynes, Larry and Lydia Yerg, Kyle and Clarissa Richens, Scott and Jacee Crozier, Tyler and Jamie Maynes, Greg and Amber Jenkins, Jeff and Jamie Weldon, Josh and Amanda Melessa.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Myton LDS Chapel, 80 N Center St, Myton, Utah 84052. Visitations will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. BOTH in the Myton LDS Chapel.

Please deliver or send flowers directly to the Myton LDS Church by 5 PM Friday.

The burial will take place in the Altonah, Utah Cemetery under the care of Dalton Hoopes Funeral Home immediately after the funeral. 435-884-3031

Please send any memories and/or pictures you have of Kaidynn to [email protected]

This is the link for the funeral services on Saturday at 10:50 AM


  • Serena Hoffman Posted March 9, 2021 8:21 pm

    Miss you so much sweet girl you were loved so much and are missed joe we are here for you always me and Darian

  • Susan Winterton Posted March 9, 2021 9:53 pm

    My heart is broken. Kaidynn and Jordynn would always give me big hugs at church when they were in primary. Such a sweet girl, gone too soon.

  • Karen Hathaway Posted March 10, 2021 12:19 am

    Hugs, sorry for your loss Nici

  • Dona Posted March 10, 2021 4:17 am

    Such a tragic loss of a beautiful young girl. My prayers and condolences to all whose life Kaidynn touched, Especially my Nephew…Buddy be strong, remember the good things and always know there are people who love you and are here for you no matter the need or ask without judgement. Such a tragedy this beautiful young lady could not find the comfort to persevere the challenges that wrought our teenage children in today’s society. God bless the parents, my heart cries for you. I cannot, will not ever imagine such a huge loss. May the community take you in their arms and support you through this loss.

  • Mason P Widner Posted March 10, 2021 11:59 pm

    Oh Kaidynn..
    I miss you terribly
    My heart is broken in a million pieces and nothing makes sense or seems real.
    I’ll miss your hugs and your smile and your laugh, and snap chatting. I love you & I hope you knew how much I loved you, Rest easy sis❤?❤?

  • Mason P Widner Posted March 11, 2021 7:23 pm

    Oh Kaidynn..
    I can’t believe you’re gone
    My heart is shattered in a million pieces
    I miss you terribly
    I’ll miss your hugs and your laugh and your smile, and I’ll miss snap chatting.
    I love you & I hope you knew how much I loved you
    Rest easy sis ❤??❤??

  • Niki Stump Posted March 12, 2021 4:34 am

    Nici I am so sorry for your great loss. Sending you my love, thoughts, and prayers.

  • Ricci Harvey Posted March 12, 2021 3:39 pm

    Love and prayers for the entire family.

  • Autumn Reid Posted March 13, 2021 6:36 pm

    Our hearts are broken at the loss of Kaidynn. We have some sweet memories and enjoyed the time we had with her. She seemed so shy at first, then opened right up and was friendly with hugs and shy smiles. We got to surprise her on her 16th birthday with a cake and ice cream. She was so surprised that we would do something for her because she was away from home and thought her birthday would go without notice. She was so grateful to be remembered and looked surprised.
    We love the Maynes family and you are all in our prayers

  • Robert Reid Posted March 13, 2021 6:49 pm

    A few years ago my son and I went hunting with Joe and the girls. I went out with all the kids to hunt while joe went off to another area. My son and Jordynn went up into the stands and Kaidynn went a short distance away to hunt from the ground. No hunting happened because this was the first time ever she had Rob all to herself to ask questions about her dad’s past. So we talked and laughed and made sure no elk would come anywhere near us.
    About every 30 min. or so she would wonder away to pee. One of her trips to go potty, as she was coming back down a hill she slipped and she grabbed a burned out tree for support. Well the tree came down and it sounded like the entire first was coming down around us. The look on her face was shock, then her big smile, and then started laughing. At that point the hunt was over and we headed back to camp. I’ve never have so much fun not getting an elk.

  • Jared Teeter Posted March 13, 2021 7:34 pm

    Joe, I feel fir your whoke family. Deppression is so hard to manage. If you ever need to talk, my phone is always on. This is a burden you don’t ever carry yourself.

  • Lisa powers Posted March 15, 2021 5:52 pm

    My heart hurts for your family as I almost lost my son to suicide. My prays are with you and your family and other young people.depression is real. We must be the voice.! Much love

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