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Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
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4851 Paramount Drive
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Asahel Elmore Hayes


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Asahel Elmore Hayes Obituary
Asahel Elmore Hayes July 28, 1923 - July 10, 2018 San Marcos Asahel "Ash" Elmore Hayes was born July 28, 1923 in Sutherland, Iowa. The youngest son of Asahel "Ace" Elmer Hayes and Mary Mae Jones Hayes passed away on July 10. He was 94. He served his country from 1943 to 1946 in the Army of the United States. He was a cryptographer serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. After his discharge he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from San Diego Teachers College (now San Diego State University), a Master of Science degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science from UCLA, and a Doctorate in Education from UCLA. Ash dedicated his life to physical education and personal fitness. He spent twenty-seven years with the San Diego Unified School District in various positions. He later was appointed to lead national programs as part of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in Washington D.C. and ultimately retired as Executive Director. Along the way Ash was very active in a wide range of community service projects and served in a multitude of leadership positions with dozens of professional organizations. He loved the Aztecs and held season football and basketball tickets for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mildred, and brother Donald. He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years Juanita, daughter Lynn Dougherty (Bob); grandson JD Dougherty (Jenna); great-grand-children (Kylee and Caleb); brothers-in-law Rodney and Kelly (Cindy) and their four children (Emily, Hailey, Nathan, and Matthew), plus friends and professional colleagues. Ash requested a Celebration of Life. We will honor that request on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 3 - 5 P.M. at American Council on Exercise Corporate Headquarters located at 4851 Paramount Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 13, 2018
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