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,
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
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
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.