Warren E. Hayden, 59, passed away June 5, 2017 at the Veteran’s Hospital in La Jolla, Ca., after a long and brave battle with GIST cancer.
He leaves behind his girlfriend of 20+years, Annie; daughters Jessi and Kimmi; son-in-law’s Brady and Jon; stepdaughter Theresa; grandchildren Peyton, Avery, Lennox and Ayden; brother and best friend Jeff; sisters Pat, Mimi, Pam and Julie, 6 nephews, 2 nieces and many close friends.
Warren was born March 2, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Howard and Marian Hayden. He lived in Chicago until he joined the United States Navy on July 27, 1977. The U.S. Navy helped him fulfill his dream of traveling the world. In 1978 he was stationed in San Diego, CA where he resided after his departure from the Navy and until his death.
Warren was an avid golfer, loved the outdoors, especially the ocean, loved animals, never missed the opportunity to tell a good joke, loved spending time on the softball field, whether it was coaching, mentoring or spectating. He was a proud and patriotic Veteran. Warren was a lifelong Cubs fan and was so happy to watch them bring home a World Series Championship in 2016! He had a kind soul who was instantly friends with anyone he met. He loved laughing, loved to make people laugh and his laughter was contagious. But more than anything, he loved his family and loved being “Papa”.
Warren’s battle with cancer was a true testament to the kind of man he was. He fought hard all the way until his last breath and did so with tremendous courage and grace.
He was a loving Partner, Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle, Coach and Friend. He will be missed by so many.
Warren’s Celebration of Life is on Sunday, June 25,2017 at 12pm at Bonita Golf Course, 5540 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita, CA 91902. We kindly ask that all guests wear blue attire to the Celebration of Life. His Military Ceremony is on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:15am at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122.
Celebration of Life
- Date: June 25, 2017
- Time: 12:00pm
- Location: Bonita Golf Club
- Address: 5540 Sweetwater Road Bonita, CA 91902
- Directions: Bonita Golf Club
- Date: June 26, 2017
- Time: 11:15am
- Location: Miramar National Cemetery
- Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122
- Directions: Miramar National Cemetery