January 12, 2023
Jim Hayes, 88, of Lebanon, Oregon, died, Jan. 4, 2023, at the Lebanon Veterans Home.
Jim was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Superior, Nebraska, the son of Merle and Erna (Tophigh) Hayes. Jim was raised in Superior and graduated from Superior High School in 1952. He married Mary (Browning) Zimmerman in 1954. They divorced in 1956.
Jim entered the Air Force in 1957 and while serving in Spain he met Shirley Meister. The couple was united in marriage in Gibraltar on Sept. 26, 1962. Jim's Air Force career led them to travel extensively throughout the United States and internationally. Jim ret...