Tanya Leigh Daye

October 23, 1952April 9, 2018

HICKORY— Tanya Leigh Daye, 65, of Hickory passed away peacefully at Frye Regional Medical Center, on Monday, April 9, 2018. Born in Catawba County on October 23, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Fortenberry Daye. Tanya retired from Catawba County EMS after 30 years of service. She was a caring and generous soul who spent her life giving to others. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. She is survived by her sister Susan Miller; a niece Amber Miller; a nephew Bobby White; 6 great nieces and nephews, Jefferie, Haylee, Dayden, Keilee, Carter, and Blakley, all of Granite Falls. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:45pm at Hickory Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday, April 13 at 1:00pm at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Daughtrey officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park with Catawba County EMS pallbearers. Memorial gifts may be made to American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.


  • American Kidney Foundation


  • VISITATION Friday, April 13, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, April 13, 2018
  • BURIAL Friday, April 13, 2018

Tanya Leigh Daye

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Debbie McKinnon-FEw

April 16, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Tanya's passing. I have many great memories (funny and sad) of Tanya during her time w/ EMS and the ER Friends Lunches. She always took excellent care of the patients she brought to the ER at Frye. My heartfelt condolences to all of her family and friends. We will miss her.

Bill Jones

April 16, 2018

I worked with Tanya for many years. She treated her patients with great skill and kindness. She'll be missed by many.

Sarah Raphael. (Deitz )

April 11, 2018

Susie, I'm sorry to have met you under such sad circumstances, but, I felt like I have known you from Tanya's mentioning you thru the years. Your sister was a special person, funny, caring, and a good friend to me and many others.
God bless you and your family, and, remember your sister is at peace.

Love and so sorry for your loss,
Sarah Deitz Raphael

Denise Fox-Barber

April 10, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sister, Cynthia, and Tanya were close friends during childhood and adulthood. I have fond memories of tagging along to your house and enjoying a warm welcome from your entire family. I last saw Tanya at my mother's 80th birthday party over 5 years ago. It was so good to see her there and I know my mother was touched that she came. Tanya was such a special person and I know many will miss her. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family, Denise Fox-Barber

Kathy Larkins

April 10, 2018

Susan and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Tanya. She was a special person. I have added a picture of her from my wedding in June, 1976. This is how I will always remember her.

Love and prayers,

Kathy Price Larkins