Kaela was born June 30, 1999, in Pendleton to Olin H. and Mary A. Jones Reser. She was raised and attended school in Condon, where she would have been a senior this year.
She was active in school activities as well as 4-H, and enjoyed riding horses. She was working as a lifeguard at the Condon Swimming Pool.
Kaela is survived by her parents, Olin and Mary Reser; brother, Bob Reser; maternal grandparents, Cliff and Bonnie Aamodt; paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Reser; and maternal great-grandparents, Pearl and George Sahlberg of Burns.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jack Reser; and Ted Reser.
A funeral service was held Aug. 5, at the Gilliam County Fairgrounds in Condon. A concluding service and burial followed at the Reser Family Cemetery near Condon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Condon-Wheeler cross country team in care of Condon High School, 210 E. Bayard Street, Condon, OR 97823, or to the Gilliam County 4-H, in care of Gilliam County Extension, P.O. Box 707, Condon, OR 97823.
Sweeney Mortuary of Condon was in charge of arrangements.