Gordon D. Hayes

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Gordon David Hayes, 83, of Payson, died April 4, 2004. He was born Feb. 6, 1921 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mr. Hayes came to the United States in 1957 from Canada, becoming a United States citizen in 1962. He worked on the Mercury Space Program.

His first wife, Joyce, died in 1998. They had one son, Roger Hayes of Durango, Colo.; two granddaughters, Courtney and Chelsea; and two great-granddaughters, Logan and Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; stepdaughter Teresa (Keith) Centner; stepson, Davey Beard, and their large family, all living in California; and many friends all over the world.

A private memorial service was held.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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