Muriel E. Hayes

Cannery worker, 86Muriel E. Hayes, 86, of Tualatin, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 in Tualatin.

Mrs. Hayes was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Donald to Robert and Adah Reynolds Ryan. She was raised and educated in the Donald area.

On June 19, 1936, she married Ben Hayes in Vancouver, Wash. He died Sept. 21, 1997.

Mrs. Hayes moved to Warrenton after her marriage and stayed at home to raise her children. Once they were grown, she worked in a local cannery until her retirement. She moved to Beaverton in September 2001 to be closer to her family.

Family members said Mrs. Hayes enjoyed flower gardening and raising her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Williams of Tualatin; two sons, Richard Hayes of California and Leonard Hayes of Ohio; a sister, Nina Harr of Portland; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A grandchild, two brothers and two sisters died earlier.

A private graveside service will be held at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1311 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209.

Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

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