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Information for Thomas W. Hayes

15 January, 1924 - 20 October, 1992

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Thomas Hayes

    Thomas W. Hayes, 68, of Nampa, died Sunday, October 18, 1992, at the Nampa hospital.  Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with Father Paul Mathews, S.M., officiating.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, with Father Alfred Puccinelli, S.M., officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Hayes was born January 19, 1924, in Elm Creek, Nebraska,; son of John E. and Mary E Cavanaugh Hayes, where he was raised and attended high school.  Tom moved to Idaho where he met and later married Viola E Hannon on September 27, 1943, in Nampa.  Tom served in the Army in WWII.  After his tour of duty he returned home to Nampa where he began to work for Penny Wise Drug.  Tom attended college at the College of Idaho and graduated from Idaho State University in 1952 from the School of Pharmacy.  Tom returned to Nampa to work again for Penny Wise Drug working in the Caldwell, Elko and Nampa stores and retiring in 1988.
    Tom was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, a former member of Knights of Columbus, and a former president of the Parish Council.
    Tom Hayes made a life of serving others in the health-care field.  His association with Penny Wise was his vocation and his avocation.  The people Tom served were always his friends - he liked people, and the friendships he made through family, church, and "over the case" were what 8 made his life.
    Tom Hayes was a loving and devoted husband who celebrated his wedding every day and he and Viola shared, 49 years. His family has begun to spread across the west, but no son, daughter, or grandchild was - or ever will be - far from Dad.  Dad is a part of all of us.  Where we are, he is, and always will be.
    He is survived by his wife, Viola of Nampa; three sons and their wives Thomas W. and Susan Hayes Jr. of Union, OR, Gary A. and Valerie Hayes of Billings, MT, and Ronald P. and Lorie Hayes of Nampa; three daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Attebery of Albany, OR, Sheila A. and Gerald Dunn of Clackamas, OR, and Linda Hayes of Boise; two brothers, John E. Hayes of Caldwell and Mike Hayes of Green River, WY; a sister, Patricia Hayes of Boise; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Catholic School, a favorite charity, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call today until 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.

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