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Mia Adalyn Preston

12/17/2019 - 02/23/2024
Service Date: 03/02/2024
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Life Church : 16831 S Greenfield, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Visitation Date: 03/02/2024
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: Life Church : 16831 S Greenfield, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Interment: San Tan Memorial Gardens

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mia Adalyn Preston on February 23, 2024, a bright and loving four-year-old who left us too soon. Mia is the beloved daughter of Nick Preston and Alia Calano Preston, and a cherished sister to Dax, Troy, and Wells.

Mia’s kind, funny, and gentle nature brought joy to all who knew her. Her special love for makeup and Disney princesses was a reflection of the wonder she saw in the world. Never without her purse of lip gloss and arm full of bracelets, Mia made a deep impact on all who met her. She overcame her fear of water after a drowning accident at the age of two and learned ISR (Infant Swimming Rescue), ultimately saving countless lives by sharing her bravery and accomplishment.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, her memory living on in the hearts of those who loved her. Mia’s wonderful and loving spirit will be remembered always.

Mia has been welcomed to heaven by her beloved Papago, Richard Calano, who preceded her in death. Tethered together in life, they remain tethered together in death.

Funeral services are Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Life Church, 16831 S Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295. Flowers can be sent to Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213.

The family would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support.

I love you more than all the stars in the sky.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Rest peacefully sweet Mia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Varddah ehtesham

    It is the time of great sorrow…nothing replaces Mia’s place…she is a flower of heaven now …may God grant u peace to bear this loss…rip sweet little angel….?

  • Bill and Carol Nielsen

    We’re so so sorry!!

  • Ekaterina Rodriguez mcvay

    Im so sorry for your loss! We will be keeping your family in our prayers!

  • Paige miller and family

    Miracle Mia changed my life the moment I found About her drowning incident. I became A follower and more than that, I feel Like I have Found a family friend. Alia, you have shared her (and your family’s) journey so beautifully and I feel Like we have been friends for years and years. Keeping in touch and talking on Instagram has been so special to me. Mia was the bridge and catalyst of so many things in our life. ISR, love, family, hope, a fighting spirit and grace. We lift you and pray for your family everyday. Heavenly Father had a bigger and brighter plan for Mia. As much as we want her here, his plan is perfect. We love you Nick, Alia, Dax, Troy and Wells. ❤️

  • I am so sorry for your loss I’ve been following you guys since the drowning incident.. I am in shock I have no words .. I have 2 kids and can’t imagine going through something like this! GOD HELP THIS FAMILY ??

  • Desde Chile y con mucho pesar dejo aquí mis condolencias, al igual que Mia yo vivi el mismo milagro con mi hijo y no se como poder expresar alguna palabra de consuelo en este momento tan duro tan triste que me rompe el corazón. Solo pedirle a Dios que los proteja, consuele y que Mia descanse en paz

  • May Mia be forever living and shining her light down from above! Let her beautiful soul be held by the hands of Jesus and be blanketed in his golden light! Forever living Angel Mia, let her light be with us all, watching over night after night and day after day.

  • Liebe Familie,
    es tut mir so unendlich leid für Sie und ich finde keine Worte dafür, wie schrecklich dies alles ist. Dieser Schmerz muss so groß und furchtbar sein und ich hoffe für Sie alle, dass Sie das gemeinsam mit Ihren Verwandten und Freunden durchstehen und in Ihnen und mit der Hilfe Ihres Glaubens Kraft und Trost finden. Mia ist ein sehr süßes Mädchen und wird im Himmel alle verzaubern. Fühlen Sie sich alle von mir gedrückt, auch wenn wir uns nicht kennen. Auch hier in Deutschland wird an Sie und die kleine Mia gedacht. ???

  • Hello Alia,
    I don’t know how to express my sincere condolences, my heart is broken for you and your family, there is no a day where I don’t think about you, Mia was loved and will be missed all around the world,

    I will pray for her, for your and your family,

    I send you all my love
    Lilia a follower from Algeria,

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I follow you on instagram and always loved seeing Mia. She was so sweet and adorable. She made me laugh with her makeup. She will be forever missed. I pray for peace and comfort for you during this difficult time.

  • I am soooo sorry for your loss. Just by looking at her pics, her smile is so contagious and the happiness she felt just radiates. I can’t even start to imagine your immense pain but know that if a pic of Mia made anyone feel happy and smiles for no reason, mommy & daddy, she knew nothing but love and happiness. Thinking of you & your family. Sending all my love, support & respect from Miami.
    Fly high sweet Mia. Now you’re mommy, daddy, & and your brother’s real life princess. Fly our new Tinkerbell ? ❤️?❤️??

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