Robert Joseph (Bob) Hayden

  • "Will remember him for his talents and generosity...."
    - Elaine (Ligon) Tucker

Robert (Bob) Joseph Hayden
Robert (Bob) Joseph Hayden, 88, of Nampa, passed away at his home on Monday, June 23, 2014. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd, Nampa, ID (467-7300). An online guestbook is available at
Bob was born in Crete, Nebraska. He served in the Navy Reserves, after which he attended Oklahoma University obtaining a B.S. Majoring in Chemistry. He worked as a chemist for Dow Chemical for 30 years in Freeport, Texas. After retiring he attended the University of Houston obtaining a BFA majoring in ceramics. He went on to have a successful pottery business, "Feats of Clay". He and his wife traveled the U.S. selling his art work. After his 2nd grandson was born, he and Carol relocated to Idaho. He enjoyed many avocations in his lifetime.
Bob is survived by his wife of 70 years Carol Jean; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine (Bruce) Reed of Houston, TX (granddaughter Taylor) and Jeannie (Ernie) Dunlap of Nampa (grandsons Ernest and Douglas).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Al's Hospice, 199 W Black Eagle Dr, Boise, ID 83709.

Funeral Home
Zeyer Funeral Chapel
83 North Midland Boulevard Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 467-7300
Funeral Home Details
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 27, 2014
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