Patricia Anne Hayes

Patricia Anne Hayes passed away on November 29th, 2017. She was born on March 19th, 1930 in Manchester, England. Patricia lived as a child during WWII in England where she had many memories of hiding in a bomb shelter in the back garden with her brother, sister and dog Punchy.

She was married in 1950 to James P Hayes, a US Air Force Serviceman who preceded her in death in 1990. They first came to the United States in 1952 where she lived with her husband and family during his military career. They retired from the Air Force in 1965 and moved to California. She lived in Solvang for over 40 years.

Patricia is survived by her daughter Laura Vopatek, son Jay Hayes, very special friend Jim Reid, 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter, all of whom will miss her very much. She will always be remembered as a loving, caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend and companion.

A memorial service will be held at 10am on Friday December 8th, 2017 at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association ( in memory of Patricia A. Hayes.

Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

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