Born March 1, 1924 in Ames, Iowa, the third son of Dr. Anson and Phebe (McClaran) Hayes. From the age of three through high school, Ted lived in Middletown, Ohio. The day after graduation, he entered Iowa State University as a civilian, was a member of the ATO fraternity and the ISU swim team. He enrolled in the V-12 Navy program in 1943 and graduated in 1945 with an Electrical Engineering degree. Following Midshipman school at Notre Dame, he married Jane Reynolds of Des Moines on November 9,1945. During WWII, he served 8 months on a mine sweeper in the South Pacific. From 1947 to 1980, Ted was employed at Delco Electronics in Kokomo, IN. He held several management positions in service, sales, and parts departments. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church, he served as a Deacon and Trustee. He coached Little League and was a member of Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, and the Kokomo Country Club. Ted retired to Oro Valley in 1980 where he enjoyed his love of golf at Oro Valley Country Club for 25 years. He resided in Sun City for 7 years before moving to Splendido in 2007. Preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jane Williams, brothers Dan and Mack Hayes, Ted is survived by his wife Jane, son John Howard Hayes, Riverside, CA, daughter Julia Ann (Steve) Ford of Galveston, IN, son-in-law Lon Williams of Kansas City, MO. Ted also has four granddaughters, Amanda (James) Wilson, Melanie Ford, Jennifer Hayes, and Jessica (Chris) de Armond and three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Madison, and McKenna Wilson.