Rheata Bernadette Hayward
November 8, 1934 – August 1, 2019
Rheata Bernadette Hayward, 84, of Chehalis, Wash., passed away on Friday, August 1, 2019, in Centralia, Wash., after a brief illness. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. on November 8th, 1934, to Daniel and Yvonne (Ward) Bacon. She graduated from St. Leo High School in 1952. She met her beloved husband, Charles Hayward, in 1950, and the two were married in Alaska in 1955. They had four children. Rheata retired as an auditor for the United States Coast Guard in 1991. She and Charles then moved to Washington from their previous home in Alaska. Rheata was devoted to her husband and children. She loved to fish and paint. She enjoyed basket weaving, and was an excellent artist and crafter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Michelle Graham; her parents; and brother, Robin Bacon. Rheata is lovingly remembered by her sons, Charles (Sue) Hayward and Daniel Hayward; daughter, Rachel (Ron) Winn; grandsons Charles III and Daniel Hayward; brother, Donald (Nola) Bacon; and many other extended family members and friends. Visitation will be open from 9 AM to 12:45 PM on Friday, August 16, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel 1437 S Gold Street, Centralia. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 PM, also at Sticklin, with refreshments to follow in the Chapel’s Hospitality Room. Interment will take place at 4 PM at Mountain View Cemetery 1113 Caveness Drive, Centralia.
- Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019