Ruth M. (Melandsee) Hayes, 83, of Warwick passed away September 22, 2012 at Sunny View Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late William R. Hayes, Jr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ina V. (Wahlund) Melandsee. Mrs. Hayes was a secretary for Grinnell Corp. for 10 years, retiring in 1960. She was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Altar Guild and Women’s Group. She enjoyed needlepoint, card playing and solving crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her caregivers Robert C. and Dawn M. White.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Saturday, Septenber 29, 2012 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick followed by a funeral service at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Gifts in her memory to St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org