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Colleen Hays


1956 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Colleen Hays Obituary
Colleen Hays
May 4, 1956 - April 1, 2014
Resident of Sandpoint, Idaho
Born in Moses Lake, Washington at Larson Air Force Base, on May 4, 1956 to Retired Master Sargent Richard Sanger (preceding her death on April 24, 2009) and his wife of 54 years, Kathleen, Colleen passed away with her husband, George Simchuk (Married April 18, 2009) in a tragic plane accident.
After eighteen successful years as founder and CEO of HRG, Colleen was most recently the Co-founder and CEO of Turning Point Revenue Cycle Solutions, based in Northern California. Her passion to help facilitate jobs for the unemployed, and her work with hospitals, brought her the utmost joy and satisfaction.
Colleen worked tirelessly to support philanthropic causes around the world and was an advocate for several organizations, including CASA, Susan G. Komen, , The Make a Wish Foundation, The Salvation Army and many homeless organizations.
Colleen is predeceased by her son, David Hays (May 11, 1996) and is survived by two children: Jennifer Hays of San Diego, CA; Jonathan Hays of Napa, CA; four grandchildren: Alexandra, Angelina, Gabriella and Christina; her mother: Kathleen Sanger of Central Point, OR; five siblings: David Sanger, Carolyn Bryan, Russell Sanger, Corinne Egle and Dale Sanger; numerous nieces and nephews and several friends whom she called family.
As a devoted advocate for children's charities, breast cancer research and simply doing her part to make the world a better place, Colleen created the Hays Family Foundation as a vehicle to give to multiple organizations. To continue in this effort, in lieu of flowers and/or gifts, please make tax-deductible donations to:
The Hays Family Foundation, 9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd., #402, San Diego, CA 92131, Tax ID# 82-0521546.
Colleen's final resting place will be in Medford, Oregon and a gravesite service will be held on May 18, 2014 at 11am at the Siskiyou Memorial Park to memorialize this.
A Celebration of Life Reception will be held for any colleagues and friends who wish to share small bites, wine and stories in her honor. Join us on May 15, 2014 at the Plate & Vine Restaurant inside the Concord Hilton beginning at 2pm.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 4, 2014
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