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MORTIMER M. "Skip" HAYDEN Jr.

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Together Again Skip, a resident of Oceanside, CA was born in Rochester, MN, the son of Mortimer and Severne Hayden, and brother to Severne Schnugg of Orinda, CA, passed away on April 11, 2014, in Oceanside, CA at the age of 85. Married to the late Elizabeth "Muffy" Hayden for 59 years, they raised five children. Skip met Muffy during summer break from college in his home town of Rochester while she was working at the Mayo Clinic as a surgical RN. They fell in love and were married in September 1950. When Skip graduated from the University of Minnesota he took a position with the Upjohn Company from Kalamazoo, MI in pharmaceutical sales. In the early years the family moved between Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin. In 1962 the family relocated to Fresno where they resided for over 20 years. After a distinguished 35 year career with Upjohn and several National Sales Awards he retired to a life of leisure, travel with Muffy, and the great outdoors. Skip was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, sailing, was a scratch golfer and rarely missed a Cal football game. Perhaps his greatest passion was "Skipsaway," his cabin at Huntington Lake, CA where he spent much of his retired life creating memories with friends and family, memories that will be treasured by all. Skip is survived by his five children, Mort III, John (Gail Hayden), Bill (Becky Hayden), Mary (Tony Whitaker), Linda (James Dawson); and five grandchildren. Private Family Services will be held in Oceanside, CA. Remembrances may be made to the or the .
Published in the Fresno Bee on May 11, 2014
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