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Keith Quentin Hayes

Keith Quentin Hayes II, 55, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on January 9, 1965 in Missouri, the son of Keith and Alice Hayes. Keith graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, KS. He then attended University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was employed as a chemical engineer at Solvay for 7 years until his retirement on June 1, 2020. Keith married Ivone Cornejo June 25, 2009 in Champaign, Illinois. He loved rock collecting and attending rock shows, learning and educating others about rocks, and selling them as well. He also enjoyed playing volleyball, traveling, hiking, and excavating for rocks and minerals. Survivors include his wife Ivone Hayes of Rock Springs, WY; parents Keith and Alice Hayes; sons Keith Quentin Hayes III of Danville, VA, and Keith Christopher Hayes of Rock Springs, WY; daughter Sophia Hayes of Rock Springs, WY; step-son Piero Levano of Rock Springs; sisters Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson of Kutztown, PA, Lara Hayes of Shawnee, KS; mother-in-law Rosa Amelia Gonzales of Los Angeles, CA; and his previous wife Julie Crowe Willoughby. Cremation will take place. At his request, no services will be held. Condolences may be left at www.foxfh.com.

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My condolences to you Ivone, kids and all family. Keith was a good friend of mine for the last 15 years, which opened the doors for my engineering career, mentoring me thru the years. He's always seen the positive and good things in people, motivating and encouraging everyone thru hustles. Loved his family, his job and his hobby - rocks. My friend, rest in peace, make the angels laugh. You will be missed! Eliana Fiorese

Eliana Fiorese Jun 11 2020 12:58 AM

Miss you already, my friend! Thanks for many years of patiently mentoring me in the unique world of mineralogy. I will always especially treasure those specimens in my collection that you personally collected. Rest in peace - the heavens have gained another star.

Don Meyer Jun 8 2020 7:27 PM