Douglas Hays, 49, of Marshalltown, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Services, conducted by the family, will be at Great Commission Church, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 12 p.m., with Pastor Richard Edgor officiating. All are invited to attend. A Memorial Service will be held in Lenox at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit; www.mitchellfh.com. Memorials may be directed towards the family.
Douglas James Hays was born on March 12, 1964, in Des Moines. He was the son of Ronald and Treva (Simmons) Hays. Douglas attended school in the Marshalltown Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1982. Douglas loved to ride his bicycle and would ride up to 80 miles a day. He also liked to go treasure hunting at the Goodwill Store. Douglas enjoyed football and was a fan of the Washington Redskins. Above all else, Douglas had a big heart and loved to spend time with his family and friends. Douglas' trade was a journeyman mason.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents: Ronald and Treva; the love of his life, Lonnie Lingo, and her daughters, Amber Lingo-Storjohann and Angela Lingo-Hamilton; brother, Von (Kristen) Hays, and their children, Henry and Eleanor, of Lewisville, Texas; sister: Ronalea (Brian) Alleman, and their child Caleb, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; uncles: Donald (Joan) Hays, of Guthrie Center; Richard (Myrna) Hays, of Murray; Robert Van Hemert, of Pella; Doran (Bonnie) Simmons, of Sacramento, Calif.; aunts: Shirley (Gene) Monday, of Parkersburg, W.V.; uncle Edward (Rosemary) Hays, of Alma, Ark. Douglas will also be missed by a host of other relatives and friends.
Douglas is preceded in death by his grandparents: A.J. and Eleanor Hays, and Douglas and Zella Simmons and several aunts and uncles.