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John H. Hayes

1932-2001

John Hays of Billings, Mont., formerly of Hayden, died Feb. 18, 2001. He was 69 years old.

On Feb. 14, 1932, in Watson, Ill., he was born the son of William and Carrie Hays. He was the oldest of 10 children.

He left home when he was in the 8th grade, and worked many positions over the course of his life. He worked as a ranch hand in Nebraska, at a newspaper in Loveland, and as a business owner in Brighton. He served in the U S Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He attended college at Fort Hays, Kan., receiving his bachelor of science degree in business administration.

In 1956, he married Lillian Glassman and they moved to Hayden in 1973. He worked for the Hayden School District from 1973 to 1994 as a teacher, transportation director and donated countless hours of his time announcing, keeping score and driving the students to hundreds of activities.

Haydes is survived by sons, Bill (Rose) Hayes of Buckley, Wash., and Douglas (Carole) of Silinas, Calif.; daughters, Janet of Hot Sulphur Springs and Linda (Bob) of Billings, Mont., six grandsons and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2001, at the Hayden High School. Cremation has taken place and the family met for a private graveside service.

Donations may be made to the Hayden High School Athletic Department, P.O. Box 70, Hayden, CO 81639.

Ruth Marie James

1916-2001

Ruth Marie James of Walden, died Feb. 15, 2001, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo. She was 84.

On Oct. 13, 1916, in Buffalo, Kan., she was born the daughter of Chester A. and Grace (Cox) Lance. She attended school in Buffalo moving with her family to Colorado in 1937 where she got a job as a cook on the Albert Manville Ranch.

On July 10, 1937, she married Charles Homer Latham. He was killed in 1960. She later married Wallace A. James in Fort Collins. They moved to Craig in 1980 and just recently moved back to Walden.

James is survived by her children, Sandra Knox of Walden, Irene Robinson of Denver, Philip Latham of Steamboat Springs, Jack Latham of Shreveport, La.,; brothers, Arthur Lance, Earl Lance, Calvin Lance, Gerald Lance and Oscar Lance; sister, Evelyn Timmons; 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Daryle Lance, sister, Myrtle Howard, and sons, Gene, Charles and Chester Latham.

Services were held Feb. 21, 2001, at the North Park Community Church with the Rev. Eloise Saltzgaver officiating. Burial was at the Walden Cemetery.

Memorial donations to purchase playground equipment for the Lions Club Park in Walden may be made to the Ruth James Memorial Fund in care of North Park State Bank, P.O. Box 693, Walden, CO 80480.