Deborah Lynn Hayes
Hermiston March 13, 1953 - October 14, 2017


Deborah Lynn Hayes, 64, of Hermiston passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Deborah was born March 13, 1953, in Haworth, Oklahoma, the daughter of Walter and Sylvia (Young) Laney. As a child, her family moved to Sweet Home, Oregon, where Deborah attended school and graduated from Sweet Home High School in the class of 1971.

She married Dennis Hayes in Sweet Home, Oregon, on October 9, 1976. The couple lived in Sweet Home for many years until moving to Hermiston in 1999.

Deborah loved the trees and mountains of western Oregon. She enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dennis of Hermiston; daughter Kathleen Hayes of Hermiston; sisters Brenda, Patricia and Peggy; brother Troy; grandchildren Ashley, Brandon and Austin; and great-grandchildren Andrea, JJ, Branson and Sophia.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Burns Mortuary chapel, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston, Ore.

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