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“Our Thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Doug and Nancy Price, Leon Iowa Kris Price, Los Angeles, Ca Scott and Micheale Price,...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kris Price Sefton - Los Angeles, CA

“We send our love and prayers! God bless you all! ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Roger and Sandy Griffing - IA

“Charla I'm so sorry, your mom will be missed, I pray God comforts you, Ron, and Ian through this time, she will be missed but not forgotten ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Gomez - Los Angeles, CA

“I remember Charlene's bright smile and twinkling eyes. I am a member of the Country Club in Centerville where I spent many a evening enjoying her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Perdue - centervulle, IA

“Charla, Sorry for you loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. What a special lady she was. A wonderful cook. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Barb Meredith - Libby, MT

“My sincerest condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Winona Lawson Whitaker - IA

“Charla, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cindy...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Donovan-Steahr - IA

“Aunt Char was a special lady. Rest in peace. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: rachael butler - Centerville, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss.Aunt Charlene was a wonderful woman and she will be missed by many...may God ease the pain in your hearts. ...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Shondel - Centerville, IA

“Hugs to you Charla, Ron and Ian. Momma Char was such a sweetheart and treated me like I was her own daughter. I remember when she would fix her...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Julia Akins - Friend

“Love you, Aunt Char. You were the best aunt a poor, onery, little kid could ask for. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Helen Leslie - Milan, MO - Family


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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.