Robert John Hay


Robert John Hay, 92, passed away April 30, 2018, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

 He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past three years and former resident of South Ogden, Utah. He died following a brief illness,

Hay was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Chicago, the son of Herbert Hay and Isabell Kennedy Hay.

He married Barbara Weber March 30, 1945, in Fort Benning, Ga.

Hay served with the United States Army during World War II from 1944 through 1946

He was employed by Harold Peterson Company as a brick layer for 50 years. He was a foreman for 20 years at the same company.

His interests included being an avid tennis player, a fan of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs, as well as talking about politics.

Survivors include his wife Barbara "Bobbie" Hay of Rock Springs; one son, Robert Hay and wife Mary Messmer of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Lynn Himebauch of Shawano, Wisc., and Peggy Little and husband Kim of Rock Springs; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herbert Hay and Eugene Hay.

Funeral services took place Tuesday.

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