Carolyn M. Deku Hays, 77, went home to the Lord Thursday, May 9, 2013. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Wilda Mae (Barkhurst) Deku. She grew up in Beaver, Pa., and graduated from Beaver High School.
When she retired she moved to Fort Myers Beach where she was president of the V.F.W. Womens Auxillary Post #10097 for five terms from 1993 to 2006. She was active in fund-raising for the Candlelighter's of SWFL, among various other charities all over the state. She was a member of Abiding Love Lutheran Church in Cape Coral.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Hays, and her sister, Delores Leahy-Fellenz.
Carolyn M. Deku Hays
She is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Giles) Young of Beaver, Pa., Susan (Giles) Smith of Cape Coral, Jodi Brewer of Fort Myers; her sons, William (Lois) Giles Jr. of Beaver Falls, Pa., John (Sue) Hays of Moon, Pa.; four stepchildren; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Beaver, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to V.F.W. Womens Auxillary Post #10097, 17770 Pine Ridge Rd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, or Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 3205 S. Chiquita Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33914. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.