Charles Joseph “Bud” Hayes
Charles Joseph “Bud” Hayes, 89, of Arvada, Colorado, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2016, in Littleton, Colorado.
Bud was born on April 10, 1927, in Glendale, California, and raised in North Platte, the oldest of the four children of Charles “Mike” and Elsie Hayes. He attended Saint Patrick grade school and high school, and in 1945 was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served for the duration of World War II.
After release from the army, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. Working briefly in Omaha after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career as a traveling auditor for Union Pacific Railroad.
Soon thereafter he married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Rosemarie Perlinger. While living in Los Angeles, he was an active member of Visitation Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He relocated the family to Arvada in 1971 as he pursued his career as an executive with the Rocky Mountain Energy Company, ultimately retiring in 1987.
He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Arvada, actively participating in parish life and serving as a member of the parish council, as an usher, a financial adviser for St. Joan’s and other parishes in the Denver area, and as a member of the Serra Club.
Like his father, brother and son, Bud was an avid Amateur Radio operator (W0OCS). Bud enjoyed bowling, playing pool, watching football, mountain drives (with occasional stops at the casinos!), ocean cruising, model railroading, vacationing in Maui, attending St. Patrick High School reunions, music and being Irish.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie, and his sisters, Mary Ann McCullough and Patricia Hayes.
Bud is survived by his children, Robert (Kathi), Mary Sharkey (Tom), Teri Meyers and Peggy Schulte (Steve); brother, Francis “Mick” (Ruth); grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan (Allison), Joseph Meyers and Derek (Julia) and Kelsey Schulte; great-grandchildren, Steel and Dylan; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment, P.O. Box 57, North Platte, NE 69103 or The Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 12735 W. 58th Ave., Arvada, Colorado. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall, followed by private interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet Cemetery, followed by the Rosary. Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.