Letter: Thoughtfulness greatly appreciated


I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department, Emergency Medical Group and the wonderful, caring people from Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

The care given regarding our family and our culture was extremely respectful and each responder was mindful before making decisions regarding my brother’s passing.

His death was completely unexpected and much too early in his life, but he was called to go and so he left quickly and quietly.

Roy Orville Hayes, great-grandson of Chief Joseph of the Wallowas, will be remembered as a teacher, a mentor, a long house leader, a father and grandfather, a friend to so many, and an awesome brother and uncle.

Again, thank you to each and everyone for your thoughtfulness and tenderness shown to me and my family in our time of confusion and pain.

If I have forgotten to include anyone who came and patiently helped, please forgive me.

Cherokee Krenz and family