Emily Nichole Yagher

Emily Nichole Yagher

August 05, 1981 - October 15, 2018
Dana Point CA

Emily Nichole Yagher

August 05, 1981 - October 15, 2018
Dana Point CA


Emily Nichole (Gierhart) Yagher was born on August 5, 1981 in Edmond, Oklahoma, and died on October 15, 2018 in Dana Point, California. Emily spent her formative years in Denver, Colorado; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Houston, Texas. 

While in Denver, Emily was a very active member of the musical theater group, “The Younger Generation Players” – from Grade 5 through high school. She developed a real love for performing, but especially for singing. She formed many life-long friendships during that association.

Emily attended the University of Colorado and the University of Houston, as well as several training programs in the mental health field.

Life lead Emily to Dana Point, California in 2007. She met and married Jeff Yagher in 2010, and to that union their daughter Jillian was born.

Emily had a deep love for cats, and she and Jillian spent countless hours fostering kittens and placing them with their permanent families.

She also loved all things “computer”; from repairing them to designing websites which facilitated business opportunities for her friends and others. Her life’s passion, however, was being Jillian’s mom.

Funeral services in Dana Point, CA will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 24th at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church under the auspices of O’Connor Mortuary.

Interment will be in Perry, OK on Saturday, October 27th at 11:00 AM under the auspices of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home.

Emily is survived by: Husband, Jeff of Dana Point, CA; Daughter, Jillian of Dana Point, CA; Father, Roger Gierhart of Katy, TX; Mother, Pam Gierhart of Katy, TX; Brother, Gabe Gierhart (Ronell) of Durango, CO; Niece, Giada Gierhart of Durango, CO; Father-in-Law, Jerry Yagher of Hartshorne, OK; Mother-in-Law, Karen Yagher of Hartshorne, OK; Uncle, Vince Shoop (Jamisue) of Perry, OK; Cousins, Chasta McBlair of Enid, OK; Jake Shoop of Euliss, TX; and Kenny Shoop of Stillwater, OK; Aunt, Karyn Gierhart of Tulsa, OK; and Grandmother, Jeannie Gierhart of Tulsa, OK.

She was preceded in death by Grandparents, Bill Gierhart, Joe Shoop and Norma (Shoop) Spear.


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: October 24, 2018 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • Location: 33501 Stonehill Drive Dana Point, CA 92629 - (Get Directions)

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4 responses to Emily Nichole Yagher

  1. Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Losing someone you love can seem so unfair. Please find comfort and peace in knowing that “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18.

  2. Guido says:

    Dear Roger/Pam,
    We were so sorry to hear about the untimely loss of Emily. We offer our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of your family at this extremely trying and difficult time. May she rest in peace and may God give you the strength to accept that she is in His arms now.
    All the best,
    Guido & Somkid

  3. Emily was a loving and compassionate friend. She adored her daughter Jillian and the pets they shared together. Emily had set goals and was striving to meet those at the time of her death. I will miss our talks and will forever remember her for her incredible insight and brilliant mind. Rest In Peace dear friend you will greatly missed.

  4. Janice Smart says:

    RIP sweet Emily.

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