Marlyn Hays

b. Nov 29, 1934, d. Sep 29, 2009
FatherClarence Orice Hays1,2,3,4 b. Dec 1, 1908, d. Jan 9, 2001
MotherHelen Phillipson5,3,4
     Marlyn Hays was also known as Marlin Hays.1 He was born on Nov 29, 1934 in Brookings, SD.2,4
on back: Clarence, Helen, Marlyn, Dale, Snookie, Shirley
Labelled on back: Dale, Marlyn, Snookie, Shirley

     Marlyn Hays was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1940 Census in 303 Folsom, Brookings, Brookings Co, SD.4
     Marlyn Hays was employed by the R.E.A. (Rural Electrification Administration) as a a lineman in Brookings, SD.2
     Marlyn Hays married Donna Rae Clark, daughter of Percy Clark and Dolly Babcock, on Apr 4, 1953 in Ivanhoe, MN.2,6
     Marlyn Hays moved in 1969 to Vermillion, SD.2,6
     Marlyn retired from the R.E.A. in Vermillion, SD, in 1996.2
     Marlyn Hays was employed by Rainbow Play Systems in 2000.2
     Marlyn Hays lived in Jan, 2001 in SD.1
     Marlyn Hays was left a widower by Donna Rae Hays's death on Mar 6, 2003 in Brookings Hospital, Brookings, SD; she died of cancer.6
     Marlyn Hays died on Sep 29, 2009 in Brookings, SD, at age 74.7 An obituary was published on Sep 30, 2009 in the Argus Leader in SD.7 An obituary was published on Oct 1, 2009 in the Rude's Funeral home website in Brookings, SD.2


Donna Rae Clark


  1. [S897] Lassen County News Online, January 17, 2001,
  2. [S1835] Rude's Funeral Home -- Obituary for Marlyn Hays, online
  3. [S2381] Melissa Hays, "unknown cd1," e-mail to Julia Langel.
  4. [S2590] 1940 U. S. Census, South Dakota, Brookings County, Brookings, ED 6-9, sheet 9B, line 68, household 130, South Dakota, Brookings County.
  5. [S1835] Rude's Funeral Home -- Obituary for Marlyn Hays, online, This source says her name was Helen Phillipson.
  6. [S1836] Donna Rae Hays, online
  7. [S1834] Argus Leader, September 30, 2009,
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