May 8, 1918 ~ October 18, 2007
Hayward, Noel G.
Noel Hayward, 89, and a 61-year Torrance resident passed away at home on October 18. Noel was born in Lakewood, IL and served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Torrance Elks Lodge No. 1948. Noel is survived by Anne, his wife of 64 years, and by his sister Ruby (Leonard) Wheat and brother John (Rovene) Hayward of Illinois. His two daughters Patty (Gene) Koester and Noeline (Howard) Elexis both live in Torrance. There are three grandchildren: Steve (Sandra) Thompson of Santa Barbara, Scott (Claudia) Thompson of Foster City and Erin Elexis of San Diego; and three great-grandchildren: Riley, Dylan and Isabella. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at White and Day Colonial Chapel with a Vigil service at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. with reception following. A family burial service will be Tuesday at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. In lieu of floral tributes the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.
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