Colin Kelly Hayes

2012-04-27T00:00:00Z Colin Kelly Hayes The Billings Gazette
April 27, 2012 12:00 am

SEATTLE — Colin Kelly Hayes passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2012. The weekend he passed, Colin, Judy, Kaja and Jeremy enjoyed a beautiful, sunny weekend of golfing.

He was raised in Montana and served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. Colin started his first family with Jan Hansen when they married in Billings and had two daughters.

He then married Tracy Faris, had his third daughter and moved to Helena and later to Seattle. The last four years of his life were spent with his wife, Judy Jasper Hayes. It was clear to all that they were deeply in love.

He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to golf and was a passionate entrepreneur in many different fields. Colin's sweet spirit and fun-loving nature impacted everyone who knew him and he will be deeply missed by us all.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Jasper Hayes; three daughters, Kim (Frank) Fuhrmann, Shelley Hayes, Kaja Jo (Jeremy) Wagner, and three stepchildren, BJ, Robert, and Elizabeth; three grandchildren, D'Vaughn, Sami and Damien; three siblings, Grace Green, Joe Hayes and Dick Denda; extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Samuel J. Denda; siblings, Sherry

Christensen and Jay Denda.

Colin graciously chose to benefit others through organ donation.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Heart Association or First Tee National School Program in Colin's name. A celebration of his life will be on April 29th at Shelley's house at 820 Wyoming Ave., from 2 to 5 p.m.

We love you, Daddy!

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