OBITUARY

Delila Donoho Hays

December 23, 1933October 1, 2017

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be celebrated for Mrs. Charles Hays, the former Delila Donoho, age 83, at 10:00 am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia. Fr. Keith Landry will officiate. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Memorial Park.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday with a rosary being prayed at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Friday at 8:00 am until the time of services.

A native of Marion County, IL and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Hays passed away on Sunday, October 01, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.

Delila, better known as Dee, was a faithful woman and a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She loved to travel and go camping with her husband, Charlie. Together they traveled across North America going from coast to coast and even visiting Canada and Mexico. She also enjoyed fishing and doing puzzles. Dee was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Charles Hays; four sons, Thomas Hays and wife Madeline of New Iberia, Ronald Hays and wife Karla of Alexandria, Darrell Hays and wife Janell of New Iberia, and Phillip Hays, Sr. and wife Terry of Salem, IL; one daughter, Jill Hays Fox and husband Tom of Fremont, OH; one brother, Joe Headly and wife Sandy of Alma, IL; a twin sister, Lila Lewis of Salem, IL; ten grandchildren, Lindsay Robinson and husband Fredy, Andrew Hays, Ronald Hebert, Theresa Ussery and husband Jeremy, Kevin Boutte, Ashley Hyde and husband Mike, Phillip Hays, Jr. and wife Kim, Doug Hays and wife Candra, Bryan Fox, and Beth Fox; and twelve great grandchildren, Taylor Robinson, Miley Robinson, Victoria Bellino, Ben Ussery, Liam Ussery, Cody Hyde, Caleb Hyde, Brianne Hays, Kate Hays, Amya Beuhler, Emily Beuhler, and Bristol Hays.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alf Donoho and Helen Caldwell Pedicord; brothers, Loren Donoho and Jimmy Headly; sisters, Pat Rotemyer, Mick Bringle, and Jan Sullins; and great grandson, Braden Bourque

Pallbearers will be Doug Hays, Phillip Hays, Jr., Andrew hays, Kevin Boutte, Bryan Fox, and Mike Hyde.

Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Hays, Ronald Hays, Darrell Hays, Phillip Hays, Sr.

To view the on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of Evangeline is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Rosary

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 6, 2017

Memories

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Roger & Jane Meier

October 5, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to all. May she RIP and may many wonderful memories comfort you always! Love to all!

October 4, 2017

So sorry for the Hays family loss. She was a great person and a super mom!! She will be greatly missed by all. So glad she had as many good years as she did and was able to do all she did.

Love, Joe and Sandy Headley

October 3, 2017

Dear Charlie and family, Elaine and I wish to express our deepest sympaties on you loss and know that we share in your sorrow
Best regards

Theresa and Dave Dupre

October 3, 2017

A sweet lady with lots of smiles. She always made me feel like family. She will be missed. Love and condolences to all the Hays' family.

Deborah Hays

October 3, 2017

We will always miss such a sweet lady, we know your Soul is in Heaven.We love you and will miss you but we know you are no longer in pain R.I.P. Aunt Dee. Kerroll & Deb Hays

Theresa and Dave Dupre

October 3, 2017

A lady with a warm personality and lots of smiles. She always made me feel like family. There was always laughter with her around. I will always remember our confusion at the Hays family reunion when I mistook her sister for her and her sister mistook me for my sister. That was a good time... good memories. She will be missed. Love to all the family

Randy Tish

October 3, 2017

Condolences to the entire Hays family. I will always have great memories of Dee from the Bond street neighborhood in Altamont, Illinois.

The Tish family.

Charles Smith

October 3, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the entire Hays family.

October 2, 2017

To All of the Hayes Family my deepest sympathies..I remember her being a wonderful mother to you all..God Bless ..The D.Donald Family

From the Staff of Evangeline Funeral Home

October 2, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY