Who was Delaina Ashley Yaun?
Delaina Ashley Yaun was a woman at Young’s Asian Spa who was reportedly one of the eight killed in the spa shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday at the hands of the suspect Robert Aaron Long. Ms. Yaun left behind two children after she was killed in the Cherokee County attack.
According to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help the family with funeral expenses, Yaun was originally from Acworth. However, relatives could not be reached for comment Thursday at phone numbers listed for them.
How old was Delaina Ashley Yaun?
Delaina Ashley Yaun was 33 years old at the time of death.
Delaina Ashley Yaun Husband
According to NBC affiliate, WXIA of Atlanta, Yaun had gotten married in August. One of her children is a 9-month-old daughter, said the friend, who called Yaun an incredible mom who loved her husband and children.
Yaun was at Young’s Asian Massage with her husband, WAGA-TV reported.
Delaina Ashley Yaun Atlanta
Ms. Yaun and her husband of less than a year were looking to spend a night away from their kids when they visited Young’s Asian Massage spa just outside of Atlanta on Tuesday when she was shot and killed by a gunman who would kill eight people that day.
“She was supposed to be enjoying a fun time with her husband,” Yaun’s sister, Dana Toole, said. She described her sister Delaina, an employee of the local Waffle House, as an outgoing, family-oriented person who would go out of her way to help others.
A friend of Yaun also shared a story of the time she stayed with the family after she lost her job due to the Covid-19 pandemic with the Guardian.
Delaina Ashley Yaun Obituary
Yaun was killed and her husband escaped unharmed.
Following Yaun’s death, Waffle House released a statement about their employee of nearly eight years. “Not only was she a well-liked server, but she also was cross-trained to cook as a Grill Operator,” the company said in its statement.
“We are relieved and thankful that law enforcement agencies were able to quickly arrest the alleged shooter.
Delaina Ashley Yaun GoFundMe
“We just don’t know how to do any of this alone,” the GoFundMe page stated. Toole said Yaun’s husband, who survived the attack by locking himself in a room during the shooting is “having a hard time” processing the events that have occurred.
The page has raised $59,845 out of the $20,000 goal.
Atlanta Shooting Victims
THESE ARE THEIR NAMES
TO THE MEDIA: FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAY THEIR NAMES. THANKS.
Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels
Hyeon Jeong Park
(two more not yet released)
— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) March 18, 2021