Rosemary Hayes, 73, of Waxahachie passed away March 7, 2011, in Waxahachie. She was born Feb. 14, 1938 in Pasco, Wash., to James Curtis and Unicie Jane Grinstead Bruce. She was a longtime resident of Waxahachie, a Baptist by faith and a homemaker.

She is survived by her two sons, Jerimiah Hayes Jr. of Sulfur Springs, Texas, and Stephen Hayes of New York; two daughters, Carol Hayes of Waxahachie, and Lisa and Billy Burkes of Waxahachie; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Al Salzer of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren, Justin Hayes, Billy Burkes Jr., Bobby Burkes, Shelby Hayes and Dustin Hayes; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and ShyAnne Burkes; a cousin, Bruce McCaw of Touchet, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerimiah (Jerry) Hayes in 2010; her son, Richard Hayes in 2000; three brothers, Darrell, Lee Roy and William Bruce; and two sisters, Joyce and Patty Bruce.

Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Ansell officiating. A visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.