• 72 years old
  • Born on March 1, 1937 in Bountiful, Utah, United States.
  • Passed away on August 4, 2009 in Hayward, California, United States.
This web site was created in fond memory of Darrell Taft Hayes. When his feet could barely reach the pedals, he was driving bootleg hooch around the west coast. He was a journeyman machinist by his 16th birthday, and designed components for everything from show bikes and custom roadsters to equipment for the Superconducting Supercollider and high energy research projects at the national laboratories. His intuitive grasp of all things mechanical was legendary, and a constant source of amazement to everyone who was fortunate enough to work with him. He will be sorely missed and forever remembered by everyone he ever met. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on 1:00 p.m., August 15, 2009 at 17760 Madison Avenue, Castro Valley, CA.
Posted by Denise M Silva on 5th August 2018
Hard times my friend and you are dearly missed everyday.... I can’t believe that it’s been nine years, just so you know your Spider Plant lives on
Posted by Keith Singer on 1st March 2018
Happy Birthday Sir, think of you fondly all the time, Jimmy Converse was down and we talked about you, shared some great memories.......miss you my friend.......
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2018
Happy 81st! Still missing you everyday. Thanks for the little signs you send me now and then. The family often laughs about the good times we shared. Tell Gary hello for me. Sending love. Sis
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 1st March 2018
How time flies. Anxiously awaiting the day we reunited again.
Posted by Tina Liburdi on 1st March 2018
You are never far from my thoughts. Happy Birthday Uncle D,.
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2017
Hi big brother! Nine years today. Instead of getting further away from you I am getting closer to the day I will see you again. Bet your with our little brother Gary!!! Love you miss you always. Your Sis.
Posted by Marcos Garcia on 2nd March 2017
Happy Birthday Buddy! I hear 80 is the new 40 in Heaven, and I'm sure your still living to the fullest, only on the eternal side these days. Miss you every day my friend. Keep your eye on us all. Bye for now.
Posted by Keith Singer on 2nd March 2017
Happy Birthday.......80 wow miss you like it was yesterday
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 1st March 2017
Happy 80th Birthday, I think of you often with no worries of how you are doing. Im sure you have it all under control just like you did here. Cant wait to see you and my brother again.Time is going so fast,it won't be long. Jeff
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2017
Today is your 80th birthday! Wow. But you will be forever 71. The hole in my heart will not mend until I see you again. Missing you!! Love Your Sis
Posted by Marcos Garcia on 5th August 2016
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you Darrell. I'm sure you know that. I would think time would heal but life's never quite the same with out you.I was blessed to have you as my friend and you left me with many fond memories. Trying to be the kind of man you were!
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2016
How time flies! Seven years without you. Its seems like yesterday you were here giving me brotherly advice. Wish it were so today! Still missing you just as much as always. Sending love to you in heaven. Your lil sis
Posted by Steve Alexander on 27th July 2016
I was looking for old friends and came across this memorial for Darrell. I only knew him for a short time many years ago, but always considered him to be a good friend. You will be missed.
Posted by Keith Singer on 2nd March 2016
Hey Darrell, another birthday comes and goes and we all still miss you here........
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 1st March 2016
Happy birthday Darrell, I hope you've been reunited with my brother. I know you guys worked side-by-side for almost 40 years. I'm sure you've showed him the ropes again. Save me a spot. Can't wait to see you guys again.
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2016
You are still missed my brother. Every day! Every day stretches it out some, but the hole in my heart is still there. Love you and a hug rather you like it or not.
Posted by Denise M Silva on 4th August 2015
Forever missed is simply an understatement.... It seems like only yesterday you were here
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2015
I still miss you like it was yesterday! I know that will never go away till I meet with you again! Wish I could give you a hug. I know you would hate that! Miss and Love you as always. Your little sister
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 2nd March 2015
Happy late Birthday as usual.Still hard to find words to say. Cant wait to see you again, and when I do Im sure the words will flow like diarrhea. As fast as time goes I'm sure it won't be long but not soon enough. Thanks again for being my friend. Jeff
Posted by Polly Rivera on 2nd March 2015
Happy Birthday Cuz. You are missed by many. We will see you again so behave yourself. Love ya Polly & Aunt Gracie
Posted by Marcos Garcia on 1st March 2015
Happy 78th buddy. I so miss ya Darrell. I'm sure your celebrating today and doing it with style! I'll see ya one day my friend.
Posted by Arleen Hayes on 1st March 2015
Happy Birthday Darrell... I always remember you on this day.... Love you , wish you were here.
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2015
Happy Birthday! As you know I have moved. I know you came with me as you did not want to be left behind! :o) Miss you as always, but know you are with me everyday. Love and Kisses my big brother! Your sis Helen
Posted by Tina Liburdi on 1st March 2015
Happy Birthday Uncle D. I miss you and think of you so much.
Posted by Arleen Hayes on 6th August 2014
The years are flying by Darrell, I only wish we could have that long awaited visit we never had. Miss and love you, we will visit again in another time..... Love Sissie
Posted by Keith Singer on 5th August 2014
Hey my friend, think of you often. In Sturgis for bike week again remembering the good times, miss you lots..........
Posted by Marcos Garcia on 4th August 2014
Hey my friend, I just know things have got to be better in your world than in this one! things have never been the same since you left buddy, but I knew there was no one quite like you. Miss you and think of you every single day. I look forward to seeing you one day, and that makes me feel so good!
Posted by Denise M Silva on 4th August 2014
Okay you! I left you a flower and a note. Now I see NO note and a Candle lit! Nice to see you still have you're sense of HUMOR hahaha... I can't believe five years have passed already. I Miss You My Friend....
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 4th August 2014
Time goes so fast. It won't be too long before we meet again. Amazing how things change through our journey through life. Cant wait to meet up again. Jeff
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2014
Wow five years today! I still miss you as much now as then. Remember wherever I go you will be with me. Love and miss you. See you! Sis
Posted by Denise M Silva on 1st March 2014
Happy Birthday Big Guy ~ Miss you still and think of you often as so many things have changed... Love Always, D
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2014
Thinking of you. Happy Birthday to you. Miss you always. Love your Little sis Helen
Posted by Denise M Silva on 5th August 2013
Hi D...... Miss you.... always xoxoxoxo's Love D
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2013
Hi Bro I can't believe its been 4 years already. George and I had breakfast at Doug's this morning and we thought about you. One of your favorite places to eat. Love Ya and still miss you a lot. Your lil sis Helen
Posted by Jeff De Lima on 1st March 2013
Happy birthday buddy. Time seems to go so fast these days,wont be too long before we hook up again. I look very forward to that day. Im sure you will have the place all costomized and 100s or things to show me and impress me all over again. Cant wait to see you again.
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2013
Happy Birthday! Wow I know you won't believe you would be 76. I'm sure we would argue about that. :o) I know you seen your crab feed was again a success. Its a place for your friends to reach out and touch you. Miss you everyday. Love Ya Lil sis
Posted by Denise M Silva on 1st March 2013
Happy Birthday D , I still miss you so much, especially our talks.... I'm in Hawaii right now... Sitting around thinking of you and your Birthday also the anniversary of my beginning with the Teamsters 28 yrs ago March 1 1985.... I Miss you lots but your so in a better place... God Bless you
Posted by Helen Hayes on 25th December 2012
Missing you this Christmas day dear brother. Hope your having a great one up there. Remember no humbug in heaven. Love your sis
Posted by Tina Liburdi on 8th August 2012
That is the truth, it's not the same without you. I miss you Uncle Darrell.
Posted by Keith Singer on 7th August 2012
Miss you my friend, Things aren't the same without you........
Posted by Jim Thornton on 6th August 2012
You are one of a kind. One of the most unforgettable people I've ever met. Miss talking to you and working with you. See ya Jim and Sue
Posted by Denise M Silva on 4th August 2012
I think of you often my "Friend", I miss our talks (or lectures) very much... I'd tell you to rest in peace, though I'm sure your very busy up there keeping all those HotRods & Harley's looking Hot in Heaven.... xoxoxoxo's D
Posted by Helen Hayes on 4th August 2012
Still missing you as much as I did 3 years ago. The void is still there and will be till I see you again! Love your little sis Helen
Posted by Arleen Hayes on 1st March 2012
Has it really been two years? You will always be remembered and missed. Butch must have been sent back to us by the good Lord and you. I know you must have had a hand in it. Take care Angel. Love you, Sissie
Posted by Helen Hayes on 1st March 2012
I know you would argue with me, but you would be 75 today, and I am sorry your not here to dispute that. You always made me younger then I was. :0). Love Ya always your Sis Helen
Posted by Patricia Smith on 1st March 2012
Happy Birthday dearest! I hope you enjoy your party in the big sky, but still wish you were here instead. Miss you always, think of you always, and remember, always in my heart, never far from my mind. Much love to you my dearest. Patti
Posted by Denise M Silva on 1st March 2012
Hey Big Guy... Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Hope your enjoying your new home, still would much have you here... The Crab Feed just's not the same without you, Helen does a wonderful job though keeping it all together :O) I should have listened to you about your friend, but when did I ever listen? Miss you so very much... Love always, D xoxoxo's
Posted by Helen Hayes on 5th January 2012
Happy New year! You were on my mind all through christmas. Not everyone is lucky enough to have had their own Mr Scooge in their life. I am really blessed for the memories of you. Love and miss you every day!!!!! your little Sis
Posted by Helen Hayes on 7th August 2011
Hey Bro! I was on a road trip on the 4th and thought about you all day long. I was remembering one of our road trips to Petaluma to the turkey farm. We ate at the turkey restaurant. I miss that with you! Luv Sis
Posted by Denise M Silva on 5th August 2011
Two years have already passed.It still seems so unreal to me that your gone,I miss talking to you "my Friend" God Bless you in Hot Rod Heaven, I know God needed your help but I still had a few things on my list for you too...Forever your are missed in all our hearts, luv D xoxo's

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