Howard Eugene Hayes

Howard Eugene Hayes (75) was born in Enumclaw, WA on September 26, 1937, raised in Sumner, WA. Howard lived a full and productive life, residing in Lake Stevens, Mission Beach on Tulalip Indian Reservation, Leavenworth, WA and retirement years in Surprise, Arizona. Howard passed on September 21, 2013 after an extended illness. Final diagnosis, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mable Hayes; and brother, Doug. Howard graduated from Sumner High School, Class of 1955. Served in the US Army, 2 years, Middle East, Lebanon. Howard was born a salesman with a pleasant, friendly manner.. working for Coke, Pepsi and Friendly Dist. Attended Everett Community College with emphasis on real estate...worked for D.A. Duryee, Cronin Custom Homes, Boyden & Associates and 2-10 HomeBuyers Warranty. Upon Retirement in 2006, wife Judy and Howard were Arizona "snowbirds" from Mission Beach, WA to Sun City Grand, AZ until 2012. Howard received State of AZ R/E license, working for Ken Meade Realty, Sun City Grand. Howard enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and many gatherings for family and friends at his Mission Beach home. Howard was a life-long sportsman, watching Mariners AZ Spring Training, panning for gold in Alaska, and whacking golf balls in Arizona. Once a member of Everett Navy League, Everett Fly Fishing Club, Seattle Master Builders and Board of Realtors. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Judy; sister, Alice (Gordy); daughters, Beverly, Denise (Howie); son, Skip (Mary Jo); and grandchildren, Nicole, Victor, Anthony, Delanie and Liam. Howard's blended family with Judy include: stepsons, Craig (Suzette), Kelly (Mikal); stepdaughter, Carrie (Brent); and grandchildren, Makayla, Karyssa, Alexa, Carly, Zachary, Alex and Abby. Please join Judy and family for a festive, fall afternoon Celebrating Howard's Life, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Kelly McClintock, 12720 11th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271. Howard will be missed by family and friends... always a gentleman- "Handsome Howard".

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 10 to Nov. 3, 2013