Alvin Jay Hay

April 21, 1942July 12, 2018

Alvin Jay Hay, age 76, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Thursday July 12, 2018. Alvin was born April 21, 1942 at home in Rockwood, Pennsylvania to Margaret (Wildenmann) and Melvin Hay.

He attended Rockwood High School and he graduated in 1960. He loved baseball and he loved playing on the Rockwood High team as pitcher which he was very good at. After graduating in 1960, he joined the Army as a Transportation Specialist and was stationed in France. He always said France was beautiful, but he hated the boat ride over there. Alvin was honorably discharged in February of 1967.

He then met Cheryl Walker and they married on November 18, 1966 and resided in Rockwood. They had two beautiful children, Guy in October 1967 and Laurie in November of 1968. Alvin accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was an adult and attended Grace Brethern Church.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Nevin Hay, and the love of his life, Cheryl Walker. He is survived by his son Guy and his wife, Catherine; daughter Laurie Myers and her husband Dave; grandchildren, Jacob Hay, Brayden Hay, Sarah Hay, Natosha and Wyatt Higgins, Annalee Myers, Shaytra (Coty) Bratt ; great grandchildren, Kysen Kral, Rone Bratt and Mattis Bratt.

Memorial services with military honors will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hay family.


  • Guy Hay, Son
  • Catherine Hay, Daughter-in-law
  • Laurie Myers, Daughter
  • Dave Myers, Son-in-law
  • Melvin Hay, Father
  • Margaret Wildenmann, Mother
  • Nevin Hay, Brother
  • Grandchildren, Jacob Hay, Brayden Hay, Sarah Hay, Natosha and Wyatt Higgins, Annalee Myers, Shaytra (Coty) Bratt ; great-grandchildren, Kysen Kral, Roan Bratt and Mattis Bratt.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Alvin Jay Hay

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Laurie Myers

July 14, 2018

One of my many cherished memories with you dad was giving you one of my fine hair makeovers while listening to frankie vallie and barry manilow on my record player. We argued we laughed and most of all we loved even in the bad times. Hug and kiss mom for me when she and the lord greet u at the pearly gates love and miss u alwaya

Guy Hay

July 14, 2018

I will miss Dad unbelievably. You don't know what you've got till your parents are gone. I cherish what memories I have but have forgotten a lot also. I wish I would have spent more time and regret a heck of a lot. My heart is breaking but my love for mom and dad will never die and will often think of them both. I thank God that I will see both of them again and looking forward to that day.

Christine Pritts

July 14, 2018

Far too many memories to list in this small space. But there are certain things that I will never ever forget. His love of music, doing the twist in the middle of the grocery store aisle, strip caps and Porter salve. Love him very much

Darlene Saylor

July 14, 2018

Alvin was my brother-in-law. He always made us laugh! He loved his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. He would brag to me about them when we spoke. He worked hard all his life. I remember the time that he came to Christ! He has been through countless spiritual struggles, health problems & surgeries but now he is free and with the Lord. Wish I could be at his " life celebration" with you all. Bob and I send our love. He will always be in our hearts!

Tammy Bittinger (Ankrom)

July 14, 2018

Laurie and Guy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was always a person to cheer you up. He could make you laugh so hard at times. I can hear his laugh now it is just a laugh you can't forget. I remember at an anniversary party for your mom and dad and my mom smashed a plate of shaving cream in your dad's face and he just took it like a champ. He always drive that Volkswagen van that he had to put a brick under the tire when you all came to our house so it wouldn't coast out of the drive way. Theemorues just go on and on.