Stephen Vernon Hayes died Dec. 21, 2015 at the age of 63. He was born July 25, 1952 in Eureka to Claudia and Floyd.
A Coarsegold resident since 1988, he served in the U.S. Army in 1970-73, worked as an electrician, and was a member of E Clampus Vitus.
Mr. Hayes enjoyed camping, fishing, repairing guns, and reading newspapers.
He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Gerry James, and his granddaughter Kailiegh Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Polly; his children Christine Jones and spouse Christopher of Clovis, Noelle Andersen of Fresno, Daniel Andersen and spouse Angie, also of Clovis; 14 grandchildren; and two nieces.
A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m., Jan. 23, in the cemetery of the Little Church on the Hill in Oakhurst.
Donations can be made in his name to charity of choice.