February 6, 2011

Lily Elizabeth Hayes

Little Lily Pie
October 17, 2010 ~ February 06, 2011

Lily Elizabeth Hayes left this world for a better one on the morning of Sunday February 6th 2011. Born October 17th 2010 to Zar and Erin Hayes, who knew her life would be brief, but worth it. Despite many hardships due to partial trisomy 16 and partial monosomy 9, Lily was strong in both body and spirit. She was opinionated and tenacious—refusing to do things by the book, follow the same path her sister took, or be confined by her parent’s expectations.
She had radiant blue eyes that expressed a willingness to endure all things, from medical procedures, physical therapy and the nickname “Fatty face.” Lily was loved desperately and shared her love through contented snuggles and quick smiles. In her short 3 and a half months on earth she experienced kisses from delighted big sisters, a NICU Halloween in a bumble bee costume, a joyful Christmas season, taking part in the Temple sealing of her sister Ava to our family, and staying in a luxury hotel room in Vegas. Lily, what we will miss the most are the small moments—morning coconut oil baths, sleeping with you between us, cradling you in our arms and brushing your hair into a faux hawk. We’ll always have a spot reserved for you in our hearts.

Survived by parents Zar and Erin Hayes, big sisters Ella and Ava Hayes, grandparents Michael and Kathryn Hayes and Kyle and Julie Enslin and the many aunts, uncles, and cousins who adored her. Proceeded in death by big sister Charlotte. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Marks Hospital and PCMC, and IHC hospice. Lily’s story can be found at www.booferd.blogspot.com.

A viewing will be held Thursday February 10 2011 at Larkin Mortuary at 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City from 12:30 to 2:30 followed by a graveside service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Well done Lily Pie! May you bloom ever brighter until we meet again.

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