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Kathleen Hayward

Posted on October 17, 2018

The Foundation is saddened by the loss of Mary Kathleen Hayward, 89, of Port Huron, who passed Sunday, October 14, 2018.


She was born July 8, 1929 in Saginaw to the late Lionel S. and Myra K. Merkling. She married Irvin L. Hayward in December of 1949 in St. Andrews Church, Saginaw. He preceded her in death on February 15, 2011.

Kathleen graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.A. in education. She taught at the high school level including Port Huron Catholic School and was a Youth for Understanding Coordinator for student exchanges involving Michigan, European and Mexican participants. Kathleen was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and traveling, especially with her husband to various areas and Elderhostels in Europe and the United States.

Memorials may be made to the Kathleen and Irvin Hayward Academic Scholarship Fund, a scholarship created by Kathleen and her husband through the SC4 Foundation. The Community Foundation has recently partnered with the SC4 Foundation to administer the scholarship funds.

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