Rachelle Lynn Iest, 28, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away on April 12, 2007, from complications of pulmonary hypertension. She was born on September 8, 1978 in Northridge, CA and lived most of her life in Mission Viejo. She attended local schools and graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 1996 and the University of Kansas in 2001 with a BGS in Sociology.
Following graduation, Rachelle worked with Family Solutions, Inc. for three years as a child care worker and group home administrator and for the last two years as a buyer with Amest Corporation. She was
a gymnast, diver, and high school and collegiate cheerleader.She loved helping others and was involved in many charitable causes. Rachelle is survived by her parents, John and Linda Iest, of Mission Viejo, a sister Charleen York Tim of Bay City, TX., two nephews, Adrian and Tyler York, and a brother Bradley Iest of Portland, OR. She also leaves her grandfather, Rudolph Iest of Fresno, CA., as well as 6 aunts, 6 uncles, 17 cousins, 2 great uncles, and 4 great aunts. Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, www.phassociation.org.
Rachelle’s beautiful smile, joy of life, and warm, infectious laugh will never be forgotten