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Forest "Spruce" Albert Hayden, 78, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Providence Extended Care Center from complications of a stroke on Jan. 24.
His cremated remains will be scattered in the 40 Mile District, Boundary, Alaska.
He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Fort Collins, Colo. He graduated from Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie, Wash. He attended Edison Tech School for refrigeration appliance service and repair. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
He came to Alaska in 1952.
He had worked for Anchorage Cold Storage and was the owner of Hayden Electric Motors. He retired in 1985.
He was a past member of the Rabbit Creek Volunteer Fire Department, a current member of the Anchorage International Rotary Club from 1963 to 2008 and a recipient of their Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He was president of the Rotarian Youth Exchange and scholarship coordinator from 1972 to 1973. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmachining and gold mining.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Hayden; sons and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Kara Hayden and Carl Hayden; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Christie, Laura and Mark Pinnick and Sherry and Victor Badillo; grandchildren, Nicholas, Bryan, Michael, Micheal, Brittany, Katelyn and Aarron; and great-grandchildren, Jessie and Giulianna.
Spruce was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anna Barkley and Carl Hayden, and granddaughter, Sharday Badillo.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions in Forest's name be directed to Anchorage Internationa Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 104488, Anchorage 99510-4488.
Arrangements are with Kehl's Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel & Crematory
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