Daye Denise Mota December 28, 1953 - July 16, 2016 Daye Denise Mota the love of my life passed away after battling cancer for a year and a half. She lost her battle on July 16, 2016 while the family and childhood friends stood by her side. Daye leaves behind her husband Thomas Mota and four children Kristina LaCroix , Mariano Mota, Danielle Pinnt, and Stacy Hough, in addition, five beloved grandchildren, Jacob Carty, Noah Pinnt, Xander Pinnt, Christian Lacroix and Holly McEacharn. Additionally, Daye's childhood friends, Janet Christiansen and Gail Gaydos. Daye's beloved sons-in-law Kevin Pinnt and Michael Hough, a very special dear friend Lila Terrel. Daye loved life and all those that she came in contact with her. The wild life was her passion, as was the love of her grandchildren. Daye enjoyed get away trips to Split Mountain in the Kern River Valley located in the southern Sierra Neveda Mountains. She enjoyed nature and its wild life, especially one deer that she brought back to good health, she named her "Baby Girl". The view of Lake Isabella from the kitchen window was the focal point of our home. The annual trips to Kauai brought new happy adventures. Enjoying the beautiful sunsets and shopping throughout the island gave her much joy. The Kauai memories will forever be remembered. All that came in contact with Daye were mesmerized by her infectious smile. Daye lived life to its fullest and lived it her way. I will miss her, but never forget her. Life will go on. Daye is with our creator waiting for the rest of the family. I love you Daye. A memorial service for Daye is set for August 6, 2016 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA.

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  1. I’m so incredibly grateful for the nearly 28 years I got to know and love Daye, and I’m sorry she’s left us, but certain she’s in Heaven watching over us all now.

    Her daughter, Kris, is one of the most beautiful and strong women I know and the best friend anyone could ever ask for – and that can clearly be attributed to how Mommy Daye raised her – both would do the right thing, even when no one was looking.

    My condolences to everyone affected by the loss of this amazing woman, my own heart mourns with you.

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