Jeffrey Allen Hayes was born August 17, 1953 in Mojave, Calif., to Sylvia & Jefferson Hayes. He succumbed to lung cancer on March 10, 2016 at the age of 62, in the family home in Maupin, with family by his side. He is survived by his siblings: Greg Hayes of Milwaukie, Teri Wiltse of Stayton, & Ron Hayes of Creswell. Jeff's family moved to Maupin in 1963, where he attended grade school and high school, graduating in 1971.
Jeff worked at the Maupin mill, Saginaw sawmill as a certified lumber grader, and later worked construction for C.E. Snodgrass Construction, and for Curt Faus Construction. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching old Westerns, and talking to people.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Maupin City Park Community Building on June 11, starting as 2 p.m., and followed by a potluck.
Memorials can be sent to Heart of Hospice, 2621 Wasco St., Hood River, 97031; or to the Maupin Ambulance Fund.
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