June 11, 1927 – September 19, 2011
Gene Gordon Hays passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2011 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 84 years. Gene will be greatly missed by his loving wife Susan; his daughter Gwen, son Mike; Stepchildren, Cristine, David, Sara, Mary. Brother Ken and Forrest. Brother in-law David (Ardyth), grand daughters Jennifer, Ashlee, 12 step grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren. Special thanks to Bonnie who helped care for Gene. He always loved fishing, gardening and hunting. He was strong willed and creative with his wisdom. He lived a life full of spontaneous adventures. Service was held at Vernon Church of Christ on Sept. 24/11.