Freethought Today · November 2017

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In Memoriam: Harlan Hayes

Lifetime Member Harlan L. Hayes, 83, died Aug. 14, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was raised in Missoula, Mont, and was a longtime resident of the "Inland Empire."

A "smoke jumper," he graduated from the University of Montana in 1956 with a B.S. degree in forestry. He was a Reserve Army Officer (Air Defense Artillery) and alternated military postings with working for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in Montana, Oregon and Colorado. He retired in his early 50s and enjoyed amateur radio, computing, hunting and never passed up a chance to share a shaggy dog story.

He was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, the Inland Northwest Freethought Society and FFRF.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Kay; three sons, Rick (Cathy), Dave and Pat (Trish); two daughters, Kathi (Dewayne) and Kari (Ed); 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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