Carol Grace Hayes, age 87, of Howard Lake, and formerly of Delano, passed away surrounded by loved ones Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Enfield, MN, to Evan and Hazel (Bell) Chamberlin.
Carol married Marvin Hayes Nov. 11, 1950, and moved to Montrose. In 1961, they moved to a farm west of Delano, where they resided until 2013, when they then moved to Howard Lake.
Carol enjoyed reading and listening to old-time country music; spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren; baking and entertaining company; fishing; journaling the highlights of each day; wood-burning beautiful pictures; and watching football and baseball. She also really enjoyed playing cards and her all-time favorite game, Scrabble; bird watching; and admiring the beautiful flower garden outside her patio door.
She was the anchor of her family.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Marvin; son Allen; granddaughter Brandi Hayes; parents Evan and Hazel Chamberlin; brothers Jack and Don; and sisters Hayzella Westman and Shirley Biske.
She is survived by her children, Larry Hayes (partner Jo Grindle), Darlene (Earl) Stoll, Tim Hayes, and Jeff Hayes; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Claire Sheldon.
Her funeral service took place Monday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church in Montrose. There was visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Private inurnment at a later date will be in the Kreidler Cemetery in Marysville Township.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.