Age: 75 Address: San Jacinto, California Date of Death: Monday, October 7, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Rachell Dayton Riegger of San Jacinto, California passed away on Monday, October 7th at her home. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Loven Dayton. She was also preceded in death by twin daughters, Lucretia Diane and Teresa Lee Yelton; infant son; daughter, Karen Lee Yelton; sister, Ruth Barrier and brothers: John Dayton, Jr., Tony Dayton and Robert Dayton. She retired from Tustin Community Bank. Rachell enjoyed arts and crafting and was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving is her daughter, Alicia Yelton Powers and husband, Dan, of Corona, CA; sons: James Allen Yelton and wife, Paula, of Spruce Pine and William Joseph Yelton and wife, Marilyn, of Burnsville; sister, Corinna Wood and husband, Gene, of Wendell, NC; brothers: David Dayton and wife, Tokuko and Roger Dayton and girlfriend, Melynn Stowman all of Spruce Pine; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; long time friend and companion, Brian Tewell of Tustin, CA and sisterly friend, Jane Martinez also of Tustin, CA.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 24th at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Shoupe will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.