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Gene Lucille Penrose Hays
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1922
Bowman County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2008
Spokane County
Washington, USA

After living with Alzheimer's disease for many years, Gene was taken hom to Heaven by her Lord and Savior. Born January 26, 1922 in Gascoyne, North Dakota to Delno and Selma Penrose, she was named after her mother's favorite author, Gene (Geneva) Stratton Porter. In 1941 she married Franklin A Hays whom she had met at a dance to which he had taken her sister. He was 14 years her senior. Their marriage was blessed with four children, two boys and two girls. Gene was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin, in 1980 after 39 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by four brothers: Eli, Wesley, Jim, and Merle and one sister, Georgia. She is survived by one sister, Ivabelle Dahl of Syndey, MT; two sons: Darwin Hays of Millwood, WA, Delno Hays of Medical Lake, WA; two daughters: Judy White and husband Ray of Spokane, WA, Janice Ward of Newport, WA; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild plus numerous relatives in the western US who loved her. Gene loved to bowl, play Bingo, sew, crochet, make jeweled Christmas ornament, do all sorts of crafts, and collect rocks. 
Family links: 
  Delno W Penrose (1881 - 1943)
  Selma K Ranum Penrose (1891 - 1943)
  Franklin Adelbert Hays (1909 - 1980)
Spokane Memorial Gardens
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: Garden of Good Shepherd: 62A, Grave 2
Created by: SM
Record added: May 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70098461
Gene Lucille <i>Penrose</i> Hays
Added by: SM
Gene Lucille <i>Penrose</i> Hays
Added by: SM
Gene Lucille <i>Penrose</i> Hays
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Rest in peace.
- Shanell
 Added: May. 20, 2011

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