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Robert Lawrence Hayes
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Birth: May 10, 1920
La Belle
Lewis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 2000
Anchorage
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA

SMSGT U.S. Air Force World War II, Korea, Vietnam

Anchorage Daily News November 2, 2000 Anchorage resident ROBERT L. HAYES, 80, died Oct. 31, 2000, at Providence Extended Care Center of heart and lung disease. A visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel, with the rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Parish, 825 S. Klevin St., with the Rev. Paul Rajareegam officiating. Burial will be at noon Monday at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery. He was born May 10, 1920, in LaBelle, Mo., and graduated from high school at Del Ray Beach, Fla. Mr. Hayes served 28 years in the U.S. Air Force. In World War II, he served in the China, Burma, India theater. He moved to Alaska in 1952 and lived in North Pole. He retired from the military at Eielson Air Force Base in 1969 and worked for the U.S. Civil Service at Eielson until his retirement in 1980. Mr. Hayes was a member of St. Anthony's Parish, Air Force Sergeants Association and a previous member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fly-fisherman who hunted and enjoyed traveling. His family said, ''Dad was a devoted family man who went to great lengths to stay in touch with his loved ones, both near and far. After 57 years of marriage, he and Mom were still a shining example of true love. Dad took great pleasure in watching his grandson play sports. Always an outdoorsman, he also enjoyed spending time at the lake, feeding the birds and watching the loons. He was a very caring person who spent many years mentoring young men in the Air Force. We will miss him dearly, and will cherish our many memories of his love, humor, and commitment to his family, friends, God and country.'' Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Vula M. Hayes; son and daughter-in-law, Bob Jr. and Janet Hayes; grandson, Brandon M. Hayes, all of Anchorage; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Norman Burke; sister-in-law, Onwa Hayes; brother-in-law, E.B. Nichols; nephews, Larry Hayes, Gary Hayes and Larry Burke; and nieces, Anna Marie Burke, Jackie Schroeder, Judy Palivado, Joyce Cook, and Roberta DeStefano, all of the Lower 48. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 206, Anchorage 99503. 
 
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  Vula Mae Cox Hayes (1925 - 2005)
 
Burial:
Fort Richardson National Cemetery
Fort Richardson
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: Section M, Site 7
 
Created by: Teresa L. Watson
Record added: Sep 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11833851
Robert Lawrence Hayes
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