The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 8, 1995, page 18
Includes portrait


     Robert D. "Bob" Hayes, a native Washingtonian and longtime resident of White Salmon, died April 26, 1995, in Coos Bay, Ore., at the age of 60.
     Mr. Hayes was born in Centralia on June 11, 1934. He was the youngest of nine children. He moved to Coquille, Ore., with his family in 1956. He was employed by Georgia Pacific Corp for 15 years and also worked as a postal carrier for five years. He then moved to Hillsboro, Ore., and worked as a security guard for a specialty lumber firm. He returned to Coquille to be closer to his family.
     Mr. Hayes was an avid fisherman, humorist and gifted story teller.
     He is survived by his former wife Nita Harper Peterson, Coquille, Ore.; son Robbie Hayes, Coquille, Ore.; daughters Gina Sibald, Bandon, Ore., and Allaina Amelung, Coquille, Ore.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five brothers Harold Hayes, Alan Hayes, Max Hayes, Peter Hayes and Jarid Hayes; and two sisters Maureen Ponzano and Peggy Jurgens.
     He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Mildred Hayes and brother Gene Hayes of White Salmon.
     No services were held at his request.
     Arrangements were handled by Amling/Schroeder Funeral Services, Coquille, Ore.

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