Eunice Emerson Hayton, 82, of Idyllwild, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at Hemet Valley Medical Center of natural causes.

She was born May 25, 1924 in Worcester, Mass.

Mrs. Hayton was a homemaker and belonged to the Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild, the Mile High 12 Club and also sang.

A memorial service is planned for Jan. 6, 2006 at Inland Memorial’s Harford Chapel at 120 N. Buena Vista Street in Hemet. The Rev. Tom Hicks will officiate.

Her remains were cremated and will be sent to New Hampshire.

Mrs. Hayton is survived by her husband of 59 years, Major Robert G. Hayton, retired U.S. Marine Corps; a daughter, Carolyn Passage of Pine Cove; two sons, David Hayton of Long Beach and Thomas Hayton of Idyllwild; two brothers, Yorick and Albert Hurd; and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Hayton had many friends and will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.