Sep 28, 2022

Howard Hayward, Jr., age 74

Posted Sep 28, 2022 6:23 PM

Howard Myron Hayward Jr., 74, passed away Sept. 26, 2022, at Azria Health Woodhaven in 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 Latter 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, Ark., 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, stepdad, Edward Miller; stepmother, 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