Noel “Van” Hayes, Jr., 91, of Cheyenne passed away March 6, 2020 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
He was born December 9, 1928 to Noel and Clarissa Hayes. He married Ella Marie Spomer on December 21, 1952 in Greeley, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado A&M (CSU) and was a Soil Conservationist for the USDA. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and a past member of Platte Valley Lutheran Church in Saratoga.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Marie Hayes; David Hayes of Milliken, CO, Steven (Beverly) Hayes of Steamboat Springs, CO, Mike (Sherry) Hayes and Katherine Hall of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Michele (Phil) Rupprecht, Brian (Elizabeth) Hall, Tom (Lacy) Hall, Matthew (Misty) Hall, Shawn Hayes, Sarah (Mitch) Rillema, Jennifer (Deke) Jones and Daniel (Nicole) Hayes; great-grandchildren, Rock, Elle, Aubrey, Avery, Gemma Hunter and Peter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Arnold.
Those who wish may contribute to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne or Platte Valley Lutheran Church in Saratoga.
Services will be Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.