Alina Rose Miller


Alina Rose Miller, 12, of China Spring, tragically passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at an area hospital due to an accident.

A Private Family Event is planned.

Alina Rose Miller was born in Bakersfield CA on July 23, 2009. At two years old her family moved to San Luis Obispo County, CA where she attended Templeton schools. In April 2020 her family moved to Texas where she attended China Spring schools. Alina was full of artistic talent. She loved to dance and loved Disney. She loved traveling with her grandparents and shared a very special bond with her daddy. She was known for her fun-loving spirit, her kind heart and her knack for mischief. She will forever be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents, Shawn and Melanie Miller of China Spring; grandparents, Randy and Aline Korsgaard of Sutter Creek CA; aunt and uncle, Heather and Nicholas Gardella of Sutter Creek, CA; great aunts and uncles, Linda and Rick Hicks of Templeton, CA, Susan Staden of Lawton, OK and Walter Chase of Lawton, OK; and Numerous other relatives.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to Superintendent Marcus Faulkner, Principal Nick Smith, faculty and staff, the entire student body, and the China Spring community for your prayers, love and support.

A Help Fund has been established. CLICK HERE to contribute.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Truly a beautiful soul that leaves an empty place in many hearts. My deepest condolences to your family.

  2. Pamela L Nichols

    Pam Nichols

    I am so sorry for your loss!
    Your daughter was so beautiful. My heart breaks for you. God earned anothee angel. God bless your family.

  3. So sorry for your loss we are all praying for all of you during this hard time

    From you dollar general family on rock creek rd

  4. I personally do not know this young lady but I live in the China Spring community and I wish to give the family me deepest condolences. Heaven has gained an angel

  5. Kirby, Marty, Wesley & Carter Parvin

    Our family sends our condolences and pray for comfort to help get through this unbearable pain. My son Carter will cherish the friendship they had and hold her in his heart.

  6. Starr Esgar and Family

    So very sorry I send my deepest condolences to your family💐

  7. Alina was an amazing person who was always able to make me laugh, I have so many amazing memories with her and I just wish I could see her one last time. She had a beautiful smile and a amazing soul. She made it seem as if it was always going to be a good day. I always loved seeing her every day. I remember when I first met her to the last day of school. I remember our last conversation before the last day of school and the last time I would see her during school because I was swapping school that school year. She had the cute leggings with space and cats on them she also had the Disney leggings that she loved to wear. I will always miss her and I wish I could see her one last time, I will forever remember her. I miss you Alina, Rest In Peace forever. She was an amazing girl, person, and friend

  8. Paul and Kimberly Barron

    My wife and I have granddaughters close to her age. We cannot imagine the depth of your grief . It is our prayer that the mighty God of Abraham ,His son Jesus , and the Holy Spirit will lift you up in your time of loss , and grant you peace and comfort .

  9. Words can not express our deepest heart felt sympathy. We Pray The God of Comfort would comfort your hearts and give you HIS Peace.

    • Alina was an amazing friend she always had my
      back.I still remember my last conversation with her. Friday she brought her zodiac sign book to school and was reading everybody their signs I had left for morning tutorial.Though now I wish I had stayed longer. I understand how hard of a time you must be going through.May she Rest In Peace,and heaven have another angel.

  10. So VERY sorry for your families loss may she rest in peace and may you somehow find the strength to carry on God Bless you and your Family

  11. So many heart felt condolences for your loss. Words can not tell how very sadden we are for you at this time. Alina was a friend of my granddaughters, Alina had even attend her birthday party last year. Saige is very sadden by this loss, she really enjoyed talking with Alina and being a friend they both shared a creative artistic interest . Many prays are said for the family to help get through this time. God has welcomed a beautiful angel into his kingdom.

  12. I’m so to hear of your loss, this hits close to home to a lot of us here in China Spring even to those like myself who did not know her. I pray for your entire family to have strength during this hard time. Always cherish her memory and know the entire China Spring community is thinking of you all. <3

  13. I’m so sorry for your families loss, keeping y’all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  14. So sad for your family loss!
    May she rest in peace. Remember the good memories!
    God will be be with your family!

  15. My HEART aches for you. My Grandsons are about the same age as Alina and hope we never have to go through anything like this. I’m so very sorry.

  16. Katherine Wallace

    Melanie –

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can’t even imagine your pain and heartbreak right now and I wish there was something I could do to lessen it.

    Please know that everyone in the Austin Clerk’s Office is thinking of you and we wish we could give you a huge hug right now. We hold you and your family close to our hearts.

  17. Dear Melanie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. May God give you strength, courage and comfort.

  18. I can’t convey in words the sorrow I feel for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Alina. She will be forever be loved and missed.

  19. Michelle Goossens

    Melanie – my heart is beyond broken for you and your family. I can’t express my sorrow for you and all you’re going through. Please know you are in my heart.

  20. Words cannot express how terribly heartbreaking your loss is. I’m so very, very sorry. Please know your SLO family is mourning your loss and thinking of you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I would love to help in any way during these times and in the future. Big hugs and lots of love.

  21. Chris and Dale Gorman

    A beautiful soul has reached Heaven. We are so sorry for your loss

  22. Too soon and too early. We send our condolences. She is a bright spot in many of our lives. I just know now that heaven has another angel and every time Iook up at the clouds while out running, it will Alina drawing in the sky showing the world her art. Hugs and prayers to you both and the family.

  23. Christi Kastner

    My deepest condolences to you Melanie & Shawn on the tragic loss of your beautiful Alina. My heart goes out to you and your family in this very difficult time. God bless.

  24. Susan Allen Baxley

    May Gods comforting angels surround Alinas family and many friends in the loss of this beautiful young soul. 🙏🏻

  25. Christina Schwandt

    There are no words for such a tragic heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to you and your family, Mel, and I’m sending my deepest of sympathies. My thoughts are with you.

  26. I didn’t get to meet you Ms. Alina, but I heard a lot about you from your mama so I know you were just as loving as she is, maybe even more.

    Mel, your court family is here for you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

    -Fort Hood Court / Federal Litigation Unit

  27. Paulette Wilhitei

    I didn’t know Alina. But my heart hurts for her and her parents. I didn’t see what happened but I was the first one there after she was hit. I got a blanket from my car and covered her because it was cold. I stayed there with her until the help got there. My heart hurts for you losing this beautiful girl. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  28. Although I wasn’t very close with her when I was attending China Spring she was great and full of talent. I wish the Miller family love and I’m sorry for your loss.

  29. I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine your grief. I am lifting your family up in prayers for peace and comfort. My heart breaks for you.

  30. I am so sorry for you loss I was a good friend of hers she was the one that came to my birthday party that on time I am saige I loved her so much I miss you so much I will always remember her she will always be in my heart y’all all will be in my prayers I promise I loved her alot she the best person to talk to and have fun with I loved talking to her I am just so heart broken bc I loved to talk to her alot I just will miss her so much it will take me a few days or weeks to get over this but I hope y’all are doing well and I will keep y’all in my heart

  31. Matthew Guerrero

    Words are hollow trying to express our families condolences and the unfathomable loss of your wonderful child. She was so loved. Please reach out if you need anything.

  32. While I did not know Alina personally, I wanted to let the family know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful sole taken too early. May the lord be with them during this difficult time.🙏

  33. My grandson, Dalton was in a lot of classes with Alina. He told she was very nice and very smart. When he came and told me about what happened, my heart was and is broken for your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you during this most difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort in knowing God will take care of your beautiful Angel 😇 .

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Debbie Wright, Dalton Porres, Alyssa Porres

  34. Daniel and Roxanne Tichenor

    We are so deeply sorry for this tragedy. Your beautiful girl
    leaves a lasting legacy here on Earth. May you all know how deeply she was loved and how profoundly she will be missed.You all are in our prayers.❤️

  35. May Gods be with your family during these difficult times! Our prayers are with you for comfort, peace, and a flood of beautiful memories of dear Alina.
    She was a delight to teach and coach, and will always be remembered for her bright smile! Alina will be missed! 🙏

  36. Alina was a very nice girl she always britend my day i wish for her no more pain

  37. Alina was by best friend at China spring. When I first came to China spring, she was the first student to show me kindness. I will truly miss her. I understand if you say no, but may I please attend the funeral? It would mean a lot to me and maybe help.

  38. Melanie and Shawn,
    We shared the experience of relocating our families to Waco during a pandemic, and seeing our children thrive in a new environment. Alina was brave and independent just like her mother. She took on the world over the last two years: going to school in person when many chose not to, practicing and trying out for cheer, making new friends in a small school where everyone already knows each other, and traveling with her grandparents. Alina conquered it all. We are devastated. Our deepest sympathies. -Lewis, Abby, Cora, and Clark

  39. A poem I wrote

    An Angel Gained
    By Kyden Parrish
    In loving memory of Alina Rose Miller July 23, 2009 – December 7, 2021

    Down in the depths of my heart
    Lives Alina, now in heaven
    I wish we were not apart
    Sending me to depression

    An Angel was gained
    In peace may she lay
    In my heart obtained
    An eternal rain today

    God has a plan
    For the Angel gained
    My heart has ran to and fro
    For the Angel gained

    I wish heaven were not so far away
    I wish I could reach her
    And say, “I’ll miss you, always”
    May she live in our hearts for all years
    Giving me eternal tears

  40. The Shaw and Eaker Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through. This is tragic. It only happened a block away with our 3 girls outside chasing our dogs that got lose. We had no Ideal what happened until later and we seen the police blocking the road. You are in our prayers!

  41. We are neighbors and my children were around when it happened. I’m so sorry for your loss. Many prayers if we can help in any way pleas please let me know! From one big disney fan to another

  42. Sending love and prayers to the Miller and Korsgaard family in honor of Alina from the San Miguel Retirees Breakfast group. Be Safe, Be Healthy with much love.
    Eileen Rogers aka Hornet Queen on behalf of the Hornet Retirees

  43. Al & Chris Berget

    Alina, you will so very missed, you will always be in our hearts, so many memories with you & Bailee. Our deepest Condolences to your family.

  44. Iesha Gostlin Lopez


    I am so sorry for your loss honey. Growing up together creates a strong bond between people. I am so happy your daughter was able to experience childhood and the onset of adolescence and all the joy it brings. So many nice things were said about your beautiful Alina. Meeting her at Walmart was a pleasure, as you can see she had your spirit, style, and sense of humor 🙂 May God hold you and your family in his hands. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers Miller and Korsgaard Families <3

    Iesha Gostlin Lopez and Family

  45. I can’t begin to understand the pain, all I can say is I pray for your family to have strength and courage in this time. Love you friend ❤️

  46. Melanie and Shawn, my heart is heavy for you both and your family; words are not adequate to express my sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  47. Mel,

    I am so sorry for your loss… there are truly no
    words. My heart ❤️ and prayers go out to
    your family!

  48. Words cannot describe how incredibly sorry I am to hear of Alina’s passing. For the short time we worked together I knew she was your world, and what a sweet, caring, and artistic girl she was. You and Shawn will always be in my prayers for years to come, and may her memory be a blessing.

  49. I’m leaving flowers and a stuffed animal for her at her memorial location. She will always be in my heart. ❤️

  50. Mel, my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I wish I had words of comfort in this unfathomable tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and heart.

  51. Melanie, know that I am thinking of you.
    Trudy O’Brien

  52. Melanie,Shawn and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. She was such a sweet girl and the joy in your eyes. May Hod wrap His arms around all of you at this time and comfort you with His Grace. Melanie the boys and I live you so much and cried together knowing how hurt you are. We love you.

  53. I personally did not know Alina, but live in the China Spring Community and wanted to leave my deepest condolences! Im so sorry!! My prayers go out to your family!😔

  54. Alina was my bestfriend in the entire world she was always making me happy no matter if i was crying or sad she would always be making me laugh and happy thank you Alina for everything and her family. She was all i could ask for she was my everything and im sorry for your loss of Alina. And thank you for all of my friends who keep me in line. thank you saige,leo,alex,suhanna and DeeAnna may hod be with you all. It has been hard for all of us to know that she is gone. The one thing i miss is how beautiful and her accent is. We at csms miss her lots and would do enything to bring her back. We csms stand to gether for her and her family’s prid god bless all. Praying for Alinas family. 💖💙💜

  55. My sincere condolence, may her soul rest in perfect peace.

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