Rose M Walker Hayes

Rose M Walker Hayes, age 95, passed away peacefully, in the company of her husband and children on November 4, 2017. The daughter of the late Newton and Ethyl Walker, Rose was also preceded in death by two older brothers and five sisters. Rose is survived by Charles E. Hayes of Santa Rosa, her loving husband of 75 years. The loving mother of Chuck Hayes and wife Wynona of Ukiah, Bruce Hayes and his wife Peggie of El Dorado Hills, Susan Hayes Cox of Santa Rosa, and Diane Hayes and wife Abby Barajas of Santa Rosa, she also leaves behind seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gene Walker of Boonville and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a devout Christian and an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. She loved dance and was a member of the" Napa Valley Ballroom Dancers" and the Santa Rosa "Circle and Squares" among others. She loved to travel in their RVs and explored many regions of the country. Rose was a "character genius", she not only knew the right thing to do, but she did it, willingly and with a smile. Always putting others before herself, she was the quintessential mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who was truly always there. She loved and served her family and friends and they adored her in return. Friend and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, Visitation will be from 11:00- 12:30. Private Interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park.