Richard Ernest Hays  ‎(I3)‎
Given Names: Richard Ernest
Surname: Hays

Gender: MaleMale

Birth: 29 February 1928 24 23 Chicago, Illinois
Death: 30 September 2014 ‎(Age 86)‎ Monroe, WA
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Birth 29 February 1928 24 23 Chicago, Illinois

Marriage Margaret Helen Gellermann - 8 September 1950 ‎(Age 22)‎ Seattle, King County, Washington

Death 30 September 2014 ‎(Age 86)‎ Monroe, WA

Burial 11 October 2014 ‎(11 days after death)‎
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Gig Harbor, WA
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Cemetery: Artondale Cemetery
5512 Hunt Street NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Obituary 30 October 2014 ‎(30 days after death)‎ Obituary Seattle Times -
Richard ‎(Dick)‎ Ernest Hays

February 29, 1928 ~ September 30, 2014

Richard ‎(Dick)‎ Ernest Hays was born in Chicago, IL on February 29, 1928 to parents Clayton Wesley and Mary Kalmis Hays, and died in Monroe, WA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Dick found his passion and joy in sports. He was an all-state football player and wrestled in high school. He left his family in Chicago and attended the University of Washington having received a football scholarship. He often said that he didn't think he would actually die of homesickness but he wasn't quite sure. He played Husky football for four years and remained a fan all of his life. Some of the homesickness receded when he met his soon to be wife, of 64 years, Margaret Helen Gellermann, when he was a junior and married her nine months later. Three days after the wedding, Dick's National Guard unit was activated into the Korean War. Two years later, after being discharged, he returned to the U.W. to finish his degree with the help of the GI bill and professional wrestling.

After graduation, he taught classes and coached football, wrestling and track at Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA for 30 years. While teaching a variety of subjects including history, math and physical education, he felt his greatest impact on students was what he taught on the field and mat. A passionate coach, Dick believed the most important things he taught were the life skills of evaluating performances, planning ways of improving, and executing subsequent performances with success.

Dick was an active participant in the Episcopal Church. The family enjoyed many leisure hours camping and traveling throughout the United States. In retirement, sharing their artistic skills, Dick and Margaret created unique furniture and stained glass.

Dick is survived and loved by his wife, Margaret, his four children: Mary Katherine ‎(Kathy)‎ Mathena, Dorothy Joan Schroeder ‎(Charles Schroeder)‎, Nancy Anne Gilmour ‎(Mogenns Gilmour)‎, and Richard Clayton Hays ‎(Julie Kern Hays)‎; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 913 2nd St., Snohomish, WA 98290. The burial, in Gig Harbor, will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the St. Johns Episcopal Church Building Fund.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 5, 2014

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Parents Family  (F5)
Clayton Wesley Hays
1903 - 1977
Mary Kalmis
1904 - 1956
Richard Ernest Hays
1928 - 2014

Immediate Family  (F4)
Margaret Helen Gellermann
1931 - 2016
Mary Katherine Hays
Dorothy Joan Hays
Nancy Ann Hays
Richard Clayton Hays


Richard ‎(Dick)‎ Ernest Hays

February 29, 1928 ~ September 30, 2014

Richard ‎(Dick)‎ Ernest Hays was born in Chicago, IL on February 29, 1928 to parents Clayton Wesley and Mary Kalmis Hays, and died in Monroe, WA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Dick found his passion and joy in sports. He was an all-state football player and wrestled in high school. He left his family in Chicago and attended the University of Washington having received a football scholarship. He often said that he didn't think he would actually die of homesickness but he wasn't quite sure. He played Husky football for four years and remained a fan all of his life. Some of the homesickness receded when he met his soon to be wife, of 64 years, Margaret Helen Gellermann, when he was a junior and married her nine months later. Three days after the wedding, Dick's National Guard unit was activated into the Korean War. Two years later, after being discharged, he returned to the U.W. to finish his degree with the help of the GI bill and professional wrestling.

After graduation, he taught classes and coached football, wrestling and track at Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA for 30 years. While teaching a variety of subjects including history, math and physical education, he felt his greatest impact on students was what he taught on the field and mat. A passionate coach, Dick believed the most important things he taught were the life skills of evaluating performances, planning ways of improving, and executing subsequent performances with success.

Dick was an active participant in the Episcopal Church. The family enjoyed many leisure hours camping and traveling throughout the United States. In retirement, sharing their artistic skills, Dick and Margaret created unique furniture and stained glass.

Dick is survived and loved by his wife, Margaret, his four children: Mary Katherine ‎(Kathy)‎ Mathena, Dorothy Joan Schroeder ‎(Charles Schroeder)‎, Nancy Anne Gilmour ‎(Mogenns Gilmour)‎, and Richard Clayton Hays ‎(Julie Kern Hays)‎; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 913 2nd St., Snohomish, WA 98290. The burial, in Gig Harbor, will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the St. Johns Episcopal Church Building Fund.

Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 5, 2014-

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Family with Parents
Clayton Wesley Hays ‎(I5)‎
Birth 4 April 1903 29 28 Mutual, Oklahoma
Death 11 April 1977 ‎(Age 74)‎ Seattle, King County, Washington
16 months
Mary Kalmis ‎(I6)‎
Birth 7 August 1904 22 Constantinople, Turkey
Death 19 March 1956 ‎(Age 51)‎ Chicago, Illinois

Marriage: 19 December 1926 -- Chicago, Illinois
14 months
Richard Ernest Hays ‎(I3)‎
Birth 29 February 1928 24 23 Chicago, Illinois
Death 30 September 2014 ‎(Age 86)‎ Monroe, WA
Family with Margaret Helen Gellermann
Richard Ernest Hays ‎(I3)‎
Birth 29 February 1928 24 23 Chicago, Illinois
Death 30 September 2014 ‎(Age 86)‎ Monroe, WA
3 years
Margaret Helen Gellermann ‎(I4)‎
Birth 30 June 1931 30 27 New Haven, Conneticut
Death 3 November 2016 ‎(Age 85)‎ Monroe, WA

Marriage: 8 September 1950 -- Seattle, King County, Washington