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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Sally Jean (Sale) Hays of Waller, TX went to her heavenly home December 12, 2021 at 93 years of age. She was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on July 19, 1928 to Robert Bowles and Florence Graham Sale

She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1946. In 1950, she graduated from Oklahoma University having earned a BA in History. Sally was a lifelong member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a founding member of the Oklahoma A&M College (present day Oklahoma State Uni.) chapter. Sally attended Okla. A&M for a year before transferring to OU.

After college Sally moved to Lake Charles, LA to work for the Camp Fire Girls.

While in Lake Charles she met her future husband, Calvin A. Hays, Jr. and they married in April, 1954. Sally became a supervisor in the State of Louisiana’s Welfare department until her retirement in1989 after 25 years of service. In 1995, she moved to Tonkawa, OK and made it her home for 13 years. While in Tonkawa, she joined the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and Sunday School. To be closer to her family, in 2008 she relocated to Houston, TX and in 2017 to Waller, TX.

Sally lived a full beautiful life. She was deeply loved by her family and they knew she deeply loved them. Her family was her greatest joy followed by her beloved pets through the years. She had her wit and sense of humor until a week before her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Calvin A. Hays, Jr., grandson Calvin A. Hays, IV, brother Robert B. Sale, Jr. and her parents.

Sally is survived by daughter Kristi H. Moss & husband Ralf-Peter of Waller, TX, son Calvin A. Hays III & wife Ginger of Montgomery, TX and daughter Emily E. Lamm & husband Carl of Reno, NV, three grandchildren Karla E. Harrison (Cody) of Waller, TX, Christopher P. Moss (Jen) of El Paso, TX and Megan C. Hurtmanns (Jürgen) of Tomball, TX, eleven great grandchildren and nephews Robert and Jeff Sale both of Houston, TX.

Her family’s wish is that you smile when you think of Sally, especially when you enjoy her favorite treats - Dr. Pepper and ice cream.