Robert Hayton

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Robert Alexander "Grampa Bob" Hayton, of Seattle, Allyn, Woodinville and most recently Redmond passed away peacefully in his sleep February 11, 2014.  Dad was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lillian.

Born August 9, 1918, in Seattle, Dad was a life-long Washingtonian, save for his post-war efforts in Pearl Harbor.  He and Mom loved to travel, and were globe-trotters in their own right. 

They retired to Treasure Island on Case Inlet, where they spent many happy years with friends and in service to his volunteer organization of choice, the Lions Club.

Dad was a meticulous craftsman and offered up that expertise in helping to build pergolas as fund-raisers for the Lions; they were always received with awe and gratitude.

While his children were growing up in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood, he was actively involved in the Boy Scouts, Chief Seattle Council, in fact remaining with the Scouts long after his Eagle Scout sons had moved on from their respective troops.

Dad leaves behind his three loving children: Thomas (Marjorie), Susan Gaskill (Jim), and Robert, Jr. (Leslie) along with six beautiful grandchildren and three adorable great-grandchildren. 

The family is eternally grateful to Redmond Heights Assisted Living Center in Redmond for their loving and expert care of "Bob" over the last few years. He also had some fabulous years before that at the lovely Brittany Park independent living community in Woodinville.  There will be no formal service;  he never mentioned remembrances in his name, but if so inclined, his Chief Seattle Council Boy Scouts, Lions Club of Allyn, Wash.  or Redmond Heights Assisted Living would be highly appropriate to remember him by.

Rest in Peace, Dad.  You’ve had a long journey and it’s time for you to rest easy, content in the legacy you’ve left behind.

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