Jul 29, 1920 - Aug 20, 2009
A memorial service for Richard Hays, 89, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Boehlke of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. Mr. Hays died August 20, 2009 at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 29, 1920, son of William Clifton and Helen Claire (Brown) Hays in Lander, Wyoming. He attended schools in Fremont County before enlisting in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1950. He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
After his time in the service, he worked 2 years in a lumber mill in Portland, Oregon and then returned to Riverton to work in the oil field and at the Natural Gas Plant. He then was appointed to the Postmaster position in Riverton in 1962 until retirement in 1984. He also worked as an EMT for approximately 20 years.
Mr. Hays married Marie Lucille Cassingham February 23, 1947 at the First Methodist Church in Riverton.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was very involved with all of his family. His family also said he was an avid reader and was very interested in politics.
Mr. Hays was survived by his son, Steven Daniel Hays and wife Deborah Armstrong of Riverton; 3 daughters, Linda Lucille Walker and her husband Ralph of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Sandra Kay Hinkle and her husband Earl of Riverton, and Katherine Ann Hays of Riverton; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, brother, Bruce Hays and his wife Joyce of Dubois; sister, Marion Trenary and her husband Ralph of Billings, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 2 brothers, Phillip and Bennett Hays and sister Jacqueline.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home, care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.