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Paul Emerson Hayden Paul Emerson Hayden, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Buckeye on Saturday, December 9, 2017. A third generation Arizona farmer, Paul was born at home in Scottsdale, on what is now Hayden Road, March 30, 1934 to Wilford "Boy" and Thelma (Cox) Hayden. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Scottsdale. He attended ASU, was an avid bowler, active in quarter-mile race cars, and a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman. In 1964, Paul and his brother, Wilford, traveled from Buckeye to Australia where WPW Farms was formed. Paul remained there for 8 years growing cotton. On his return to the States he re-joined the management of the family farm in Buckeye, remaining there until his retirement. Paul was active in the community, a member on the Town council 1982-86 and founding member of Buckeye Elks Lodge #2686 where he assisted in fund raising for the Elks' Annual Scholarships. Paul was preceded in death by his son Jerry. He is survived by his wife, Pat, sons Ron (Tracey) Hayden and Mark (Brenda) Grimes; daughters, Janet Harris and Paula Bailie; grandchildren Autumn, Somer, Ryan, Stephanie, Katie, Blake, Michael, and Brook; great-grandchildren, Faith and Ryker, and special friend, Jax. Surviving siblings Roberta Boyett, Wilford (Karen) Hayden, Beverly Hayden, Sandra (Al) Leslie, Karen Williams, Everett Hayden, Cynthia (Kenny) LeRoy, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, will forever hold fond memories of him.
Published on  December 20, 2017
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