CALAIS – Patty Jean Hayward, 83, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Calais Regional Hospital. Patty was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Marine City, Mich., daughter to Henry and Blanche (Howland) Hayward.
After graduating from Calais Memorial High School, Patty enlisted into the Women’s Army Corps. She served as a secretary for five different Generals, including General Westmoreland in Vietnam. Between enlistment’s Patty worked as a court recorder in Virginia. After serving her country for more than 23 years, Patty returned home to Calais. She was a member of Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association, Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion, Calais, and Boyd-Smith Post No. 9779 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Calais. Patty enjoyed making picture collages and spending quality time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Hazen, Clint, Sam, Jon and infant, Jon Hayward; and three sisters, Corliss Keef, Jeri Mae McCoy and Marion “Sissy” Johnson. Surviving is two sisters, Sara Cameron of Calais and Ann Hacker and husband, Kenneth, of Ottawa, Ontario; her “nephew” and caregiver, Jesse Pottle of Calais; her faithful canine companion, Sissy-Girl; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Patty’s life will be held 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Burial with military honors will be after at Baring Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.