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Arlis Charles Hay

January 21, 1932 — June 30, 2022

Arlis Charles Hay of La Pine, Oregon passed peacefully surrounded by family, on June 30, 2022, in Grants Pass, Oregon at the age of 90.

Arlis was born to Mabel L (Hartman) Hay and Erwin Herman Hay on January 21, 1932. Born and raised in Tripoli, Iowa as the oldest of three, he grew up working a large farm. He was a 1950 graduate of Tripoli High School. Arlis was a decorated veteran of the US Army, joining in 1952 serving as a Sergeant in the Korean War. In 1958, he married the love of his life, Iva D. Mollenhauer. Together they raised their three children in Simi Valley, California; later retiring in La Pine.

Arlis cherished memories of hunting, trapping, gold panning, rock hounding, woodworking and especially fishing.

Survivors include his sister, Shirley Thompson of Akron, OH; son, Charles Hay of Grants Pass; daughter, Dawn Swink of Grants Pass; grandchildren Billy Swink, Timothy Swink, Amber Sarmento, and Dana Swink; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; a sister, Marilyn (Hay) Weber; and a son, Jeffrey Hay.

Arlis will be remembered as a loving, witty, and traditional man.

Visitation will be held in his honor from 11:00 AM-Noon on Friday July 22, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Church in La Pine, Oregon. Graveside services will follow at 12:30PM at La Pine Community Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors.

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