Michael Larry Dayton died on Feb. 22, 2014.
Mr. Dayton was born August 8, 1948 in San Francisco to parents Jeanne and Larry Dayton.
He spent the last 17 years in Oakhurst with his wife Lana Dayton, of 38 years, on Dayton Ranch.
Mr. Dayton attended High school in San Francisco and became a Stationary Engineer for St. Francis Memorial Hospital in 1981 where he worked for 30 years. He loved his family and loved sharing his time with his wife where they would go on drives in Yosemite and horseback ride together.
Mr. Dayton also enjoyed spending time with his two daughters and grandchildren. He also donated to the Children's Cancer Society every year.
He is survived by his mother Jeanne Dayton of Fresno, brothers; Carey, Terry, Jerry and Marc Dayton of Fresno, sisters; Donna and Diana Dayton of Las Vegas Nev., wife Lana Dayton of Oakhurst, daughters; Necole Hagen, of Quincy, Tanya Aminoff of Oakhurst, and five grandchildren; Drew, Ashley, Austin, Cameron, and Cody.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. March 8, 2014 at Sierra Sky Ranch, Oakhurst.
In Lieu of flowers, family remembrances/donations be made to Optimal Hospice 6780 N West Ave # 101, Fresno, CA 93711.