May 9, 1930 - February 20, 2016
Arleine Sillivan Hays was born May 9, 1930 to Kenneth and Mary Sillivan in Norcatur, Kansas. The family moved to Denver in 1932 where they lived for 11 years. Arleine’s father had itchy feet and he moved the family many times to several other states before he bought a farm in Missouri. Missouri was far from Arleine’s favorite state, however. The state’s one saving grave was that it is where she met Al Hays. Arleine talked Al into moving west and they married in Baker Oregon June 23, 1950. They lived there for two years before moving to Chelan in 1952. The couple’s only daughter, Cheryl, was born in 1955. Arleine worked at Chelan Falls Post Office before Cheryl was born and then became a stay at home mother. Arleine was able to work from home keeping the books for Chelan FallsWater District for 10 years. In 1981 the Hays lost their beautiful daughter to cancer. Cheryl had one son, Ryan Long, who is to this day Arleine’s pride and joy. Arleine and Al loved spending time with their grandson and his brothers Kyle and Brandon whom they also think of as grandsons. When Al retired from Valley Evaporating Company, Arleine and Al became snow birds and traveled all over the United States every winter for 21 years. Besided traveling, Arleine loved square dancing, growing roses, her neighbors and visiting friends. She and Al were active inn Seniors, and they were very involved in the Manson Farmers Market where they were famous for selling old linens, cast iron, and fruit from their own trees. Arleine was a kind soul who truly loved her time spent with her husband at her home overlooking the Columbia River. She is survived by two sisters, Kay Stafford of Tonasket and Joan Wright of Eastern Oregon. Her third sister, Marilyn Norman preceded her in death. Visitation for Arleine Hays will be Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5 PM at Precht Rose Chapel. Memorial services for Arleine will be announced later this spring. A tentative date of May 28, 2016 has been set for a Memorial service for Arleine. Please check back.
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