William ‘Red’ George Hay

William “Red” George Hay, age 69, died on Jan 27.

He was born July 19, 1932 to Charles William and Ruth Evelyn (Clay) Hay in Cadmus, Kan.

In 1950, he graduated from Oswatomic High School in Kansas and went on to work on oil rigs with his father until he entered the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator.

He married Marian Hay in Winslow, Bainbridge Island.

He lived most of his life on Bainbridge Island, in the North Seattle area and Arizona.

As a member of the Bainbridge American Legion, he enjoyed fishing, hunting especially bird hunting with his dog and spending time with family and friends.

In his later years, he enjoyed life with Cathy Yates in Suquamish, Wash.

He is survived by Cathy Yates, his sisters Peggy McReynolds of Raymond, Wash., Mary Sharp of Independence, Mo., Lena Kaiser of Kansas City, Mo., Charlene Lagle of Shawnee, Kan. and Glenda Harris of Desoto, Kan.; a brother, Alvin Hay of Columbus, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews and their children.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, Wash.