Bernice D.  Hayes
Bernice D. Hayes

May 14, 1941 - October 14, 2020
Born in Eugene, OR
Resided in Eugene, OR
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Bernice Deloris Hayes of Eugene, Oregon passed away on October 14, 2020 at the age of 79. Bernice was born in Eugene on May 14, 1941 to parents Harold and Ruth (McBeth) Svarverud, one of three children. She and her husband to be, Robert D. Hayes, met in junior high school and were married in Eugene on August 21, 1960. Throughout her life Bernice worked as a home health aide and church secretary, where she also often volunteered, as well as at a deli, herbal life, and a day care center in Alaska. Bernice was also a candy striper in her youth. An accomplished homemaker, she was a wonderful seamstress and especially loved attending quilting groups and bowling leagues. Bernice loved going to the movies, enjoyed all kinds of music, as well as archery and golf. She also took joy in the Oregon coast, and if you asked her to go somewhere she always said yes! Bernice was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob Hayes; her daughters Gini Owen, who can be found wherever her 5th wheel is, Charin Pratte of Palmer, AK, and Angie Beebe of Eugene, OR; her sister Betty Svarverud of Eugene, OR and her brother Clifford Svarverud of Oregon; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Arrangements in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Cemetery, and Crematorium.



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Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405