2011-06-23 / Obituaries

Arthur Lee Hayes

Arthur Lee Hayes has gone to be with his loving Lord and Savior, June 19, 2011.

He was born in Merced May 11, 1927. He lived in Athlone, Le Grand, Merced, Chowchilla, Sacramento, and Paradise, but for the last ten years, Mariposa.

Present at his passing were his sweet wife Janet Hayes of 60 years and other family members. Art is survived by his four children Stephen, John, Paul and Susan. Art was proud of all 18 of his grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Happy in his last few days with us, knowing he would soon be going to his heavenly home, with many family and friends there to greet him. While he was here with us he loved to meet new people and make new friends. His favorite place to be was in Yosemite, where he grew up fly fishing in the Merced River, snow skiing the hills of Badger Pass, camping in Tuolumne Meadows and swimming in the frigid waters of Tenaya Lake. Art also enjoyed his gardening and telling stories to anyone who would lend an ear. We will miss his stories dearly, but remember them well.

A memorial for Arthur Hayes is to be held at Mariposa Lutheran Church Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Mariposa Senior Center or the Mariposa Lutheran Church.

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