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RUTH ELLEN HAYES


1925 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
RUTH ELLEN HAYES Ruth Ellen Hayes (n‚e Boyd) passed away in Redding, CA on Sept. 1, 2012. Ruth was born in Oroville on October 27, 1925. She was married in 1946 to Harold V. Hayes, also of Oroville, who passed away in 2008. Harold was with the California Highway Patrol for 32 years. The family was posted briefly in Barstow and Fresno, CA, but spent the bulk of their lives in Red Bluff, CA and then in Redding, where they lived for over 40 years. Ruth was an active member in local social clubs, such as Jack Benny's, and a community service volunteer with a number of organizations, including KIXE. She served many years as an election polling place worker. She was an avid reader, bridge player, and letter writer. Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David V. and Verna Hayes of Redding; and daughter, Jane L. Hayes of El Cerrito, CA; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Angela and Brandon McDonald of Redding; and great-granddaughter, Emma McDonald; grandson, Travis Hayes of Walnut Creek, CA. Her son and daughter were at her bedside. There are no words to express how much she is missed. An intimate graveside service will be held on September 13, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery Oroville.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 10, 2012
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