Mrs. Hayes' obitiuary, as it appeared in the Uintah Basin Standard:
Mary Lois Reichert Hayes, 77, died March 10, 2009 following a brief illness. She was born May 9, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Julius Christian Reichert and Donna LaReta Hansen Reichert. Mary Lou attended public schools in Salt Lake City, graduating from South High School in 1948. Following graduation from high school, she attended the University of Utah, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition.
Mary Lou joined the Utah State University Extension faculty and served as the County Home agent in Duchesne County. She enjoyed her work with the 4-H program and the women and youth of the Uintah Basin that she adored. During this time, she met and married Fredrick Milo Hayes on Feb. 9, 1957. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1960. He died Dec. 10, 1970.
Mary Lou taught Home Economics at Altamont High School and at Duchesne High School, retiring in 1987. During this time, she developed life-long friendships with many of her students whom she greatly loved. And they loved her.
She was a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many callings throughout her life. She especially treasured the time she served in the Provo, Utah and Vernal, Utah Temples, and the wonderful years she served as a missionary in the Washington D.C. Temple.
She is survived by her daughters Donna Hayes of Heber City and Debbie Hayes of Vernal, and a son Fred (Serena) Hayes of Heber City. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Shasta Fletcher (Shaun Lawton) of Salt Lake City; Steven Fletcher of Springville; Sam (Lisa) Fletcher of Provo; Sean Fletcher and Fred Hayes of Heber City; and Michael Hayes of Vernal.
Funeral services were held March 14, at the Ashley 1st Ward Chapel in Vernal, Utah under the direction of Thompson-Blackburn Mortuary. Burial was in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.