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Marsha "Haylett" D. Hays

October 3rd, 1952 - August 22nd, 2012

Marsha Hays, 59, of Homedale passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on August 22, 2012. Marsha was born October 3, 1952 in Hawthorne, Nevada to Orville F. Haylett and Barbara Kelly Haylett. After her father's death in 1960, the family moved to Homedale where she attended Homedale Schools and graduated in 1970. Marsha married her high school sweetheart, Allen Hays, on August 7, 1971 at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Homedale. They were a true love story. Together they raised two sons that were the loves of her life. Marsha and Allen spent many wonderful years traveling around to their high school and college sporting events. She was very proud of the fact that they grew up and both are shaping the lives of young adults in their chosen careers. Marsha was blessed with six wonderful little grandchildren. She loved her time spent with the grandkids and spent hours laughing about their antics. They always brought her so much joy and made every bad day so much better. Marsha worked for US Bank for a total of 25 years and the City of Homedale for 16 years. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church where she held the offices of Parish Council President and Parish Council Secretary. She was a Eucharistic Minister and on the Human Resources Committee before her illness. The family always joked that Marsha brainwashed her nieces and nephews from birth into believing that she was their favorite aunt. She worked very hard to live up to that honor and always tried to make them know how special they were to her. Marsha made it a priority to attend any event they were involved in and be there for them. A true testament to Marsha being the "favorite aunt" was when she would have any kind of celebration at her home. Her nieces and nephews would make the effort and time to be there. Marsha was the party planner in the family, often hosting thirty or more people. It was always a fun day spent with family and friends with many laughs, lots of teasing, and slightly exaggerated stories. They never wanted to miss out on one of her special gatherings. Marsha was the most loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. It didn't matter if you knew Marsha for fifteen minutes or fifteen years, she would make you feel as though you had known her your whole life. Marsha had a smile that warmed your heart and a witty sense of humor that would light up a room. Marsha is survived by her husband of 41 years, Allen Hays, her children, Josh (Tammy) Hays, Luke (Ylonda) Hays; her grandchildren Hunter, Molly, Grace Elizabeth, Maris, Hudson, and Brooks; mother Barbara Haylett; In-laws Robert and Mary Lou Hays; brothers Jeff (Max) Haylett, Greg (Karla) Haylett, Kirk (Jolene) Haylett; sister Michele (Larry) Spath; brother-in-law Robert (Susan) Hays; sister-in-law Marcia (Cary) Hoshaw; uncles Bob Kelly, Bill Haylett; aunts Nathelle (Bob) McKee, Donna Haylett. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father Orville Haylett. Maternal grandparents Fred and Anna McPheeters Kelly. Paternal Grandparents Dan Haylett and Lula Babbitt. Rosary Devotion will be held at 7:00pm Friday, August 24, 2012 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale. Funeral Mass for Marsha will be held at 11:30am Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell. Interment will follow at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left online at Service Information

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