Roger, owner and master baker of Roger’s Bakery in Magna joined his daughter Cindy in the next part of his journey in eternity. He passed away at his home from GBM IV cancer on November 28, 2014. Roger was born July 9, 1945 in Montpelier, Idaho to Lyle and Mildred Hayes. After graduating from Montpelier High School, Roger entered the Army Reserves. He married his high school sweetheart, DeLone Smith on November 13, 1965. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Before opening his own bakery, Roger worked for The Royal Bakery in Montpelier, Albertsons in Logan, Tooele, and several Salt Lake locations. He also worked as a baker at Harmons. Roger opened his first bakery at Mr. J’s in West Valley, then Bobco’s and Food 4 Less. In November of 1986 he moved his bakery to the Reams Grocery Store in Magna a community where he was proud to both live and work. Roger’s generosity and talent was felt across the community in its churches, schools, sports teams, and even its children whom he would often give a donut or cookie as they visited the bakery. He supported and loved Utah’s swimming and water polo community.
Roger was a great dad and grandpa; he delighted in his children’s success and happiness. He was always willing to sacrifice to provide opportunities for his kids. Roger is survived by his wife, DeLone; his children, Jason R., Shelly Dee (Doug) Johnson, Tiffany Lynn (Scott) Simons, Corey Michael (Mindi), and Jaren Scot (Chrissy); grandchildren, Jordan Johnson, Gibson Bryant, Hagen, Turner, McKay, and Adalynn Simons, Danaka, and Jayci Turner, Zephyr and Grayson Hayes; siblings, Darwin (Loris), Weston (Barbara), Al (Gail), Larry (Barbara) and Renee (Frank) Wallentine. Preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Lee; parents; and sister, Ann (Gordon) Ipsen.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Magna Central Stake, 8181 W. Breeze Dr. (3320 S.). Viewings will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2nd at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W, 2700 S., and 10:30-11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Stake Center.
The family would like to express their thanks to his many friends, his bakery family, his swimming family and the community of Magna. A special thanks to the staff at IMC, University of Utah Rehabilitation and IHC hospice team for their prayers and love.
In lieu of flowers and in order to continue Roger’s legacy of helping those in need, please consider making a donation at any Cyprus Credit Union in the name of Roger Hayes’ ”Dough for Kids Scholarship” Fund. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com