Column: Remembering two special people in our lives

Hayes & Allen

Sadly, Lorane lost another of its longtime residents. Lou Dell Doughty Hayes was born and attended grade school in Lorane; she later graduated from Crow High School in 1960. She married Walt Hayes in 1963 and they were married for 46 years before he passed in 2009. The Hayes family had lived in the Lorane area since 1897, so, between the Hayes and the Doughtys, their roots grew deep in the rich Siuslaw Valley soil.

Walt and Lou had three children – Kimberly, Laurie and Bradley – and their son Brad is . . .