By HDN Staff
HARLEM Blaine Andrew Hay, Sr., 76, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 at the Salt Lake City Burn Center due to burns received in an accident Feb. 25 in Harlem.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service was held Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel and burial service was Saturday at Harlem Cemetery.
Hay was born Dec. 8, 1924 in Savoy to Dan and Edna (Rich) Hay. He attended schools in Savoy and graduated from Harlem High School.
Hay worked for the City of Harlem, Boeing in Seattle, and later returned to Chinook. He moved to Harlem and served as chief of police for six years. He went to work for Olson Ford, where he worked until his retirement. He was a member of the Harlem Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years and drove school bus and wrecker for many years.
Hay married Betty D. Dallum on June 3, 1946 in Hawley, Minn.
He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Judy Hay and Karen Simons; sisters, Gloria Miller and Alice Miller; daughter-in-law, Sheila Hay; his dog, Muffin.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hay of Harlem; daughters, Linda Malley of Havre, Patty DeSaye of Whitehall, Connie Maize of Tioga, N.D.; son, Blaine Hay, Jr. of Wadena, Minn.; son-in-law, Calvin Simons of Havre; brothers, Bill Hay of Harlem, Dick Hay of Miles City; sisters, Mary Beth Liese of Turner, Jean Neely and Ethel Birdwell, both of Havre; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.