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 Guyton B Hays

Guyton B Hays

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 9 May 1998 (aged 85)
Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 49446945 · View Source
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Guyton B. (Sheepherder) Hays, was born May 18, 1912 in Segarton, Texas, the son of Eugene and Ora Hackler Hays and had been a resident of Albuquerque for 75 years.

He died May 9, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital from complications from kidney failure. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Jenson Hays; sons, Cliff, wife, Linda; granddaughter, Kelly and husband, Craig Jorgensen of Albuquerque; grandson, Tony Hays of Stillwater, OK; son, Dan, wife, JoAnn; granddaughters, Stacie and husband, Charlie Michael; and great-grandson, Cale; granddaughter, Michelle and husband, David Lynn, all of Edmond, OK; son, Gary, wife, Sandy; grandson, Steve; and granddaughter, Debbie of Albuquerque.

He attended school at Lincoln Junior High, Albuquerque High School, and the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1935.

During his school years he starred in football and track at AHS under coaches Tony Wilson and Charlie Renfro. At UNM, Hays was captain of the 1934 All-Border Conference championship football team under coach Gwinn Henry.

He was selected All-Border Conference as a fullback and punter. In track coached by Roy Johnson and Gwinn Henry, Hays held the Border Conference mile record for years. After graduation, he coached the freshman football team and was UNM faculty manager of athletics.

A varied business career in Albuquerque; farmed and ranched in the Estancia valley for several years; went to work for the state of New Mexico Land office, and ended his career as a two-term (1964-68) Commissioner of Public Lands; employed by Teton Exploration Company as a land man.

Private funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel on the UNM campus.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 49446945
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