Charlene Hayes

  • Born: January 11, 1934
  • Died: March 22, 2016
  • Location: Ventura, California

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544

langefh@iowatelecom.net
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Best friends forever Mom and Me
Picking flowers and climbing trees
A shoulder to cry on, secrets to share
Warm hearts and hands that really care ~ Unknown

Donna Charlene Hayes, age 82, passed away March 22, 2016 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA.

Charlene was born on January 11, 1934 to Harvey & Cecelia (Davis) Crain in Centerville, IA. She was united in marriage to WIlbur Hayes on June 24, 1950 in Centerville.

Charlene loved spending time with her extended family, especially her grandson, Ian. She will always be remembered for her excellent cooking and baking and worked for several years at the Centerville Community School District and was the manager of the Appanoose Country Club. She was a member of the Irene Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Her hobbies included fishing, camping and traveling.

Charlene is survived by her daughter and family, Charla, Ronald and Ian Gomez of Camarillo, CA, her sister, Mary Lou Priest of Eugene, OR and her brother and sister-in-law Dick and Yvonne Crain of Carson, CA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, her parents and her brother Jess Crain.

Charlene requested to be cremated and a graveside service will be held at the Dale Cemetery in the Fall.