On Thursday, March 15th 2018 Thongsy Dayton went to be with the Lord in heaven. Thongsy was born on July 5, 1967 and grew up in Southern Laos. Thongsy came to the United States in the late 1970s along with her mother Thongsa and sister Chanthavy. Together, Thongsy and Chanthavy worked their way through the American school system, and later Thongsy earned her associates degree in Business Administration from MATC. Thongsy is a proud mother of three beautiful children: Jessie, Thomas, and Melissa. Since the 1990s Thongsy has worked in the hotel industry, most recently the Marriot West Hotel for 14 years. Thongsy exuded strength and determination. She was selfless mother who always put her children and family first. Thongsy was a stubborn and strong willed woman persevering through life’s challenges. Thongsy had a unique gift for storytelling, relaying the colorful events of her life. She always made others feel welcomed, going out of her way to make a connection and friendship. She was a caring and giving individual who devoted herself to her faith. She was a woman of service, compassionate for the well-being of others.
Thongsy is preceded in death by her mother, Thongsa. Thongsy will be deeply missed by her fiancé Chanh Phetvixay; her children, Jessie (Sarah) Dengsavang, Thomas Dayton, and Melissa (Josue) Villeda; grandchildren Soliana; sister Chantavy (Dave) Sinthasomphone; niece and nephews Monty (Diane) Luthongxay, Pumpkin (Sonny) Luthongxay, and Casper; Souri, Lambeau, Tristan, Isaac, and Haley. Now that Thongsy has her wings, Heaven will never be the same.