He was born July 16, 1926 the son of John W. and Lettishia (Vaughn) Hayden in Harrisburg. He married Ruth Ella Alvey on April 26, 1947 at the Cottage Grove Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2012.
Survivors include his three sons Kenneth Hayden and wife Evelyn of York, Penn., Allen Hayden and wife Connie of Colorado Springs, Co., and Russell “Rusty” Hayden and partner Jeff Brewer of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren James Hayden and wife Brianna of Vancouver, British Columbia, Marcella Hill and husband Simon of Blaine, Wash., Erin Hayden of Santa Monica, Calif., Thomas Hayden of Denver, Co., Michael Hayden and wife Laura of Wauwatosa, Wisc., Marc Hayden-Brewer and Brian Hayden-Brewer of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters-in-law Marie Hayden of Flint, Mich., and Barbara Farris of Ridgeway; brother-in-law Royal Alvey and wife Mary Lou of Eldorado; great-grandchildren Cassidy Hill, Elijah Hill and Isabella Hill.
In addition to his wife, Ruth Ella he was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters Cora, Else, Laura, Rena, Edith; four brothers Charles, John, Ernest and Clyde; and two infant siblings.
Lawrence was a farmer & always considered himself a “man of the land”. He was a member of the Sandoval United Methodist Church & Odin School Board 1964-1988 & was actively involved with the Gideon’s and Shalom ministry. He had a lifelong passion to fight against hunger and poverty and was honored with the Lawrence Hayden Food Walk. He was a member of the retired rural Postal Carriers and member of the NRA. He served in the Army during WWII. He enjoyed counting Cadillac’s that passed by his house. Lawrence will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
Services with be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Sandoval United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Slaatte officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Cemetery in Eldorado.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shalom Food Pantry or the Sandoval United Methodist Church.
Online condolences and memories of Lawrence may be shared with the family at daymaczfuneralhomes.com.