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Howard Myron Hayward Jr. 1947 - 2022
Howard Myron Hayward Jr.

PAWNEE ROCK — Howard Myron Hayward Jr., 74, passed away Sept. 26, 2022 at Azria Health Woodhaven, Great Bend. 

He was born Oct. 26, 1947 in San Diego, Calif., the son of Howard Myron and Laura Jean Rogers Hayward Sr.

Moving from El Cajon, Calif., he was a longtime area resident. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lattar Day Saints, Great Bend Ward. He liked to build model cars, do mechanic work on cars and spend time with his kids and grandkids. He loved being a grandpa and great grandpa.

On March 22, 1967 he married Dora Jeanne Prince at La Mesa, Calif.; she survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Hayward, St. George, Utah, Tamara (Josh) Williams, Menefee, Calif., Michelle (Randy) Bethel, Pawnee Rock, Linda Reyes, Great Bend; son, Howard “Ronnie” Hayward III, Ocala, Fla.; four sisters, Linda Hill, Clinton, Mo., Deborah (Barry) Lovelace, Arkansas, Donna (Dan) Hatch, Hurricane, Utah, Ada Farnesworth, Central Utah; Step Sister, Maureen Armstrong, Flint, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard Myron Hayward Sr. and Laura Jean Miller; step dad, Edward Miller; step mother, Irene Hayward; daughter, Kimberly Hayward; and a brother, Michael Hayward.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Memorials may be given to Central Care Cancer Center or Ellinwood Hospital in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

PO Box 477 

Larned, Kansas 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 30, 2022