September 17, 1985 - October 6, 2018


Kayla Lynne Finney-Garland was born on September 17, 1985 in Bakersfield, California, and passed away on October 6, 2018 in Riverside, California. Kayla attended school in Taft, California & Bakersfield, California. She was in the gifted and talented program and graduated with honors from Stockdale High School in 2003. She also attended Taft College and Bakersfield College. While growing up, Kayla was involved with competition dance & competition cheer, winning many awards. She was also a cheerleader at Stockdale High School. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Jack Finney, and husband Shannon Powell. Leaving to mourn her loss is her daughter Mila Powell, her parents Mary & Rick Garland, her brother & best friend Marc Finney-Garland, her grandmother Olive Finney, and numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers a college fund has been set up for her daughter at Bank of America under the name Mila Harlow Powell. Kayla’s love will live on in Mila’s smile!