Fallen Warriors

Glenna Flynn (Hayes) - Class Of 1968


Glenna Marie Hayes

By April 28, 2016
Hayes, Glenna


April 8, 1950 — April 20, 2016

Glenna Marie Hayes passed into Heaven on April 20, 2016, unexpectedly. She was 66.

She was born on April 8, 1950, in Richmond, Va. At 6 months of age, Glenna was adopted by Floyd and Marguerite Flynn and grew up in Hampton, Va. She was raised in the church where she found her love of music, singing, taking care of others and serving the Lord. As a self-proclaimed Southern belle, she thrived on hospitality, fashion and beauty.

As an honor roll student at Kecoughtan Highschool she was involved in a variety of clubs and student-body roles, including reporter, treasurer, journalism, Future Teachers of America and copy editor of the senior yearbook. Glenna excelled in the performing arts and was a soprano in the A Cappella Choir and many stage productions. She was a member of the Virginia Music Education Association Choir, which toured the original 13 colonies.

After graduation in 1968, Glenna attended Longwood College School of Music. Additionally, her first job was at Sears and Roebuck nut and candy counter. While there, she met the father of her future daughters. This marriage took her family to Pacific Grove, then to Davis, where she was a resident for 21 years.

With her second daughter, Glenna was active with Davis Parent Nursery School. Glenna’s love of children, compelled her to start a 15-year business; Glenna’s Preschool and Daycare, which was very successful. She had a passion for the children and their families. Glenna also delighted in teaching piano lessons and singing for the elderly in nursing care and included her daughters in this act of service. During this time, Glenna met and fell in love with Stuart Hayes and would be married for 36 years.

Glenna was a member of the women’s social sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, where she held the position of president and was always the life of the party socials. In 1995, when Stu and Glenna were empty nesters, they moved to a brand-new development in Elk Grove where they lived for 21 years.

Glenna was a thoughtful, caring, hospitable homemaker, a fiercely proud mom to her daughters, grandmother, lifelong friend and wife. She was best known and will be sorely missed for her wit, humor, lavish dinner parties, crazy antics and larger-than-life personality. Glenna loved camping and trailering with her family and husband, cooking 5 course meals, and exuded a gregarious infectious laugh! In the last six months of her life, she was filled with joy and love for her newest grandbaby girl.

Graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Elk Grove. A reception will follow at Frasinetti’s Winery, 7395 Frasinetti Road in Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Glenna’s name to the National Psoriasis Foundation at psoriasis.org.


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04/29/16 06:24 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

What a terrible surprise to learn that Glenna has passed away.  Her obituary, a real tribute to the life she lived, reflects the Glenna I remembered.  Very energetic and outgoing, full of life and ready to take it on.  I am in hopes that we may still yet link up with one of her children and have the opportunity to share some pictures and exchange some information.  I remembered Glenna from Benjy Syms and KHS, I can only say RIP Glenna and sail on!  Another one gone way too soon.  Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier


04/30/16 10:53 PM #2    

Bart Brown (1968)

Though I did not know you well, it was always fun with you around, especially when we all did the school radio show "Warrior Tom-Tom"  done in the Tribal Tales room, aka "Ribald Tales."  Kids like you made high school a better place.  Godspeed, Glenna!

05/01/16 05:17 PM #3    

Tommy Tucker (1968)

Glenna, I can't believe you are gone! It broke my heart to see the posting. You were always so full of life, flirtaous in a fun way, and always willing to volunteer for a committee, a club, or to help a friend. Susie Crigler, you and I  always had fun, especially on the dance committees, planning and decorating for the big night!  You always took difficult things in stride including the 100 mosquito bites you got on our first real date! We always had a laugh togerther latter, thinking about all those bites! Or, as you often said... "Later, Much Later!!"  I can also still hear you say... "You! You! You!",  in a loud voice when we greeted after an absence! I will never forget your enengy, enthusiasm, and zest for life, and the love of others. You were truely a unique individual that loved life and lived it to the fullest! I will never forget you, I Love you! Tommy Tucker


05/01/16 06:49 PM #4    

Vickie Killian (Whisnant) (1968)

Glenna, you will be missed! I know heaven is a joyful place! See you again some day! Prayers and blessings upon your family and friends.

05/02/16 07:09 PM #5    

Carole-Sue Stern (Fiest) (1968)

Very sad news. What a dynamite personality! She certainly made her way through life and made her mark with her many, and eclectic activities. She was a beautiful spirit. 

09/10/17 05:30 PM #6    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

Just a few days ago, a classmate sent me a picture he had taken of Glenna's cemetery marker out in California.  I thought this was just such a kind and thoughtful gesture.  I posted it to her Memorial page.  Just a tribute to how much she touched folks in her life, even after all of these years later.



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