Dorothy Hayes (of Leadville)

Born: Wed., Jun. 29, 1927
Died: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

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Dorothy Hayes, 90 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at her home.  She was born on June 29, 1927 in Leadville to John and Florence (Glover) Geary.  She graduated from Leadville High School and on July 21, 1949, she married Donald Rex Hayes at Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville.  Dorothy was an owner and manager of apartments in Leadville.  She was a lifetime member of Holy Family Parish and the Alter and Rosary Society in Leadville.  She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Patty (Ken) Berger of Leadville; grandchildren Jennifer (Scott) Zappitello of Logan, Utah, Jill (Bob) Stamps of Leadville, Nick (Karena) Berger of Arvada, Colorado and Emily (Chris) Gotfrey of Greeley, Colorado; great grandchildren Maria, Kevin, Melodee, Jordan and Brian Zappitello, Sean, Zach and Tori Stamps, Ashlyn, Rylan and Harlan Berger and Timothy Gotfrey; nephews Mark and Dave Glenn; niece Gail Berger and numerous cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rex, sons Dennis and Geary Hayes, sister Mary Glenn, two nephews and a niece.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Reverend Father Leo Smith as Celebrant.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville with a reception to follow at Leadville Elk's Lodge, #236.  Contributions may be made to the Leadville Animal Shelter.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Carol L Schutte
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Cling to the memories of your loved one. God bless

Pam and Roger Pierce
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Our sincere condolences to the family of Dorothy Hayes. For about 20 years Roger and I and our daughter, Shawn and son, Steven lived next door (602 Dexter St). Dorothy was a wonderful, sweet and gentle neighbor. We were members of Annunciation Church also. We have many wonderful memories of living next door to Dorothy and Rex. We moved to Wheatridge for 17 years but have been in Texas for about 12 years now, to be near our 2 kids and 4 grandchildren. May the Lord bless each one of you. Fond Regards, Pam, Roger Pierce, Shawn Hutchins and Steven Pierce.

Beth Deulen Tafoya Muller
   Posted Sun August 13, 2017
My deepest condolences to Patty. I have known her and her mother for a long time and worked along side Patty. It is so hard to loose a loved one and, words can not express the heartache you feel. Yet, knowing that friends and foe do care and send special thoughts can sometimes make the journey a little more bearable.

Again, my heart goes out to the family in this time.

Diana Dillon Glenn
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
What a wonderful and caring lady Dorothy all ways. I will remember her fondly and she will always have a special place in my memories and my heart. I am sending my condolences to all in her very special family.

Susan Fladager
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Dear Patty
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know how it feels. I am sending you love and support during this time.

James A. Nethery
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. I met Dorothy once years ago while researching the Nethery Family Tree. She was my 4th cousin. She was very welcoming and kind to me when I visited Leadville. My sympathy goes out to the family.

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