Born: Thu., Mar. 23, 1944
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Wheatland Bible Church

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A farewell service for John George Hayes, 74, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Wheatland Bible Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with refreshments and fellowship to follow the service.
John Hayes transitioned into his heavenly life on the night of Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Wheatland, after a short but intense battle with cancer.  
John was born on March 23, 1944 the youngest of 14 children of William and Lily (Doyle) Hayes in Hayden, Colorado.  He and his wife, Judy Evans-Hayes were best friends since they were eight years old, eventually marrying and enjoying a long life together filled with adventure.  John made his home in Hayden until 1998 when he and Judy relocated to Wheatland to be near their daughter, Traci.  
John was truly a jack of all trades; he learned and accomplished anything he set his mind to. Ever the entrepreneur, the many hats he wore were in the lines of construction, coal miner, trucker, cattle hauler, cattle buyer, farmer, rancher, horse transport, and finally retiring as foreman of True Ranches Farm Unit 2 in Wheatland.  After retirement he continued to stay busy working part time with construction and trucking projects.  
John’s life was not all work, he also enjoyed any competitions you could do horseback.  He was a race jockey riding Quarter Horses in his early days, as well as the bronc rider in wild horse races.  He team roped, worked his draft teams in pulling contests and lastly enjoyed riding cutting horses with his family.  He will be remembered for his humor and smile that was contagious, for his determination and resolve in the face of challenges.  John was a builder, not only of places and things but of people.  
John is survived by numerous family members and friends.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Wyoming Cutting Club in care of Debbie Keller, 822 West River Road, Worland, Wyoming 82401.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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Karen Bennett
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Dear Hayes and Hatton Families, I am sad to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayer. God bless all of you.
Karen Bennett

Kelly Grinolds
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
John was one of the truest of Cowboys I ever met. So sad to hear of his passing.

Gregg Arnold
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
I met John while I was working in Wyoming in 2013. Working in Ft Laramie on a True Oil Co project, I lived in Wheatland. I met John on the jobsite when he came to look at a pivot irrigator that was being removed. I later met him again at the Mountain View Cowboy Church at Chris & Cheryl Walter's place south of town. I recall John as a genuine and sincere that loved the Lord, and had a burden on his heart for his family. I spoke with him about our common issues, and we prayed for each other. I left Wyoming at the end of 2013, and I have miss the land, the beauty, and the genuine Cowboys like John.

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