DALLAS — June D. (Beckman) Hayes passed peacefully at her home in Dallas on Friday, May 25, 2018, just a few weeks shy of her 93rd birthday.
Born June 6, 1925, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, she and her family moved to Dallas in 1956. City girl turned country, she learned to love the area and its people; especially her neighbors and friends, which were many. She loved her position at the Dallas Dry Cleaners. Being the socialite she was, the position gave her the opportunity to meet people and make many new friends. She was very proud of the years she spent as a Dallas Borough election officer; one of only three people registered as a Democrat in the borough in those days. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. She loved all creatures great and small.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Hayes Sr. Married in 1940, they shared 65 years of a tender and loving marriage. He endearingly called her "Doll;" only he was permitted to call her by that name.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her late mother, Edith (Cook) and her late husband, Captain Jack Cassin Dyer; and her sister, Edith E. Clee.
Surviving are son, Charles A. Hayes Jr., of Dallas; daughter, June Hayes, Ph.D., of Rialto, Calif.; grandchildren, Charles A. Hayes III, of Dallas; Michelle Hayes Firmstone and her husband, Steven, of Waymart; great-grandchildren, Charles A. Hayes IV, and Logan Max Hayes, of Dallas; many nieces and nephews and many very special extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, from Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St., Dallas, with the Rev. Joseph P. Rafferty officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas Township. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make generosity a way of life through every day simple actions — thought, word and deed; kindness, take some time to visit neighbors, volunteer, help a stranger, forgive, make a charitable donation. Let us know what you are doing by posting your kind deeds on June Hayes Sr. Facebook page, or write us note.