Ayda Rivera Chappell

January 1, 1968July 25, 2014
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Ayda Chappell, 46, passed away on July 25, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1968 to Antonio and Gungor Rivera. She is predeceased by her father Antonio Rivera. Ayda loved to travel and she spoke four languages; Spanish, Turkish, French and English. She worked for McCord Consumer Direct Travel and Sprint/Nextel. Ayda, also loved to listen to music and dance.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory Chappell; son Daniel Chappell; daughter Alexandra Chappell Winston; and mother Gungor Rivera. She is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Ayda will be greatly missed.


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 1, 2014

Ayda Rivera Chappell

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Kelly Boswick

September 1, 2014

I have been thinking about the good times we had. Taking the kids out to lunch, going shopping, just hanging out watching a movie, fixing a meal. Ayda always had a kind word or helpful advice. She was a good friend and a sister I never had. Ayda, I love you very much. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Greg, Daniel, Alex, Gungor and the rest of the family members.

Cynthia Hoeflich

August 6, 2014

Ayda's passing is a huge loss for everyone who knew her. I will always love and miss you Ayda! I wish I could give you just one more big hug and tell you how deeply you touched my life in the 34 years of friendship! My deepest condolences go out to her entire family and prayers for healing in this time of loss!

Alexandra Winston (Chappell)

August 2, 2014

I still cannot believe this is real. You were my best friend through everything. No matter what happened you were still the best mother that anyone could ever ask for. I love you so much, mommy. I wish you could just come back to us.

george bolt

August 1, 2014

sorry for your loss Greg..

Kelly Boswick

August 1, 2014

Ayda will always be my "sister". I am so glad that she was in me & my families lives. She was a ray of sunshine with a bright smile. She considered my son, William, her son. I will miss Ayda very much and the good times we had together. My heart & love goes out to Greg, Alex, Daniel, Gungor and all of the family members. I love you Ayda, you will not be forgotten!

Cynthia Hoeflich

August 1, 2014

Although we lost contact for several years, she will always be the best friend I've ever had. You will always have a huge place in my heart. I love and miss you soo very much!

July 31, 2014

So sorry to hear of Ayda's passing! Have not seen you all in a long time but we will not forget you or her!

Tony & Jay Wobig

July 31, 2014

Our love and our prayers go out to Greg, Alex, and Daniel at this sad time. A lovely smile is lost to those here on earth but heaven has gained her.
The Winstons (Hampton, VA)

Aiesha Brunson

July 31, 2014

I will always remember her big smile and willingness to take time and listen whenever you needed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time

Jonne Johnson

July 30, 2014

I remember thinking no way can anyone smile ALL the time...and no way can anyone find the best in everyone!!! Only Ayda.... Grateful our paths crossed at Sprint Nextel. May your memories be your comfort..