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Raymond Elbert Hayes
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1920
Oregon, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1995
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Ray Hayes was born the son of Leslie Elbert Hayes (1889-1957) and Maude Laura Stinnette (1893-1982).

On 2 Sep 1939 in Coquille, Coos County, Oregon, Ray married his first wife, Leona May Cole (1923-1997). Leona was the daughter of Harry Harvey Cole (1897-1924) and Luellen Young (1904-Abt 1932). Together, Ray and Leona had three children: Claud, Darrell (1941-2010), and Carla. However, the marriage soon ended in divorce. Eventually, the children took on the surname of Myers (from Leona's third husband, Kenton Andrew Myers).

During World War II, Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps, enlisting in April 1944.

On the 2 August 1947, Ray married Mae Houser (1923-1989), the daughter of Leroy Houser (1886-1963) and Eunice Marie Rutledge (1897-1971), in Vancouver, Washington.

Prior to her marriage to Ray, Mae had been married to Willard Pershing Graber (1919-1988), with whom she had a son, Roger Victor Graber (1942-1997), in 1942. Ray adopted Roger soon after their marriage. Apart from Roger, Ray and Mae had another son together, Bruce Gerald "Jerry" Hayes.

Ray passed away at the age of seventy-five. His wife, Mae, passed away six years before him. They were both buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

(Special thanks to Kirsty Haining for providing details for this biography.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Leslie Elbert Hayes (1889 - 1957)
  Maude Laura Stinnette Hayes (1893 - 1982)
 
 Spouses:
  Mae Houser Hayes (1923 - 1989)
  Leona May Cole Myers (1923 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Roger Victor Graber-Hayes (1942 - 1997)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lois Mabel Hayes Hollinger (1918 - 1990)*
  Raymond Elbert Hayes (1920 - 1995)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rest-Haven Memorial Park
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: William
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
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Raymond Elbert Hayes
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Raymond Elbert Hayes
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