Paula Hayward

Paula Sipper Hayward

Wednesday, September 19th, 1945 - Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Paula Susan Hayward passed away peacefully at her home in Waco on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was born on September 19, 1945 in Los Angeles, California and adopted at birth by Albert and Gladys Sipper. Paula is survived by her husband of 54 years, William Hayward, and three children: Paul Hayward and his wife Rebecca of Hurst, Texas; Mark Hayward and his wife Jennifer of Montgomery, Texas; and David Hayward of Elgin, Texas. Her daughter, Rebecca Hayward, passed away in 2018. She is additionally survived by the following: ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Eddy Sipper of Los Angeles, California; and one sister, Robyn Whelan, and her husband Howard of Los Angeles, California. An additional sister, Kathy, passed away in 2018. She loved her family dearly and influenced all of them to serve and follow her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Paula was secretary to the principal at Sugarloaf Elementary in Killeen ISD and at Viking Hills Elementary in Waco ISD. She retired in 2008 after being employed for 20 years. After retirement in Waco, she was active in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. As a member of the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, she loved singing in choir. Paula gained many lasting friends and memories there.

A celebration service honoring her memory will be held at 2:00 pm on June 26, 2020, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Down Home Ranch in memory of Paula Hayward at or mail to: Down Home Ranch, 20250 FM 619, Elgin, TX 78621.
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    Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, June 26th, 2020 2:00pm
    Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
    1300 Columbus Avenue
    WACO, TX 76701
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Marcus O. Barnes

Posted at 09:30pm
Dear Hayward Family, I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences. My childhood was enriched by witnessing her loving and gentle kindness.
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Carolyn Dodson

Posted at 01:36pm
We'll miss Paula. She was always so upbeat, kind, and a good friend. Our prayers are with your family. At least she is free of pain and all the symptoms that made her life so difficult.

Baylor Scott & White Hospice

Posted at 11:00am
The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mrs. Hayward and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Zemanek

Posted at 11:42am
Oh Paula, the absolute sweetest and best! We met when she and Kathy came to Waco ISD Viking Hills. Not long after arrival they called me, as internal auditor, to come assist with business. What a joy it was to get to work with and know both; and then to continue at CABC when Paula remained in Waco. I love and will miss her and can't wait to hear her beautiful voice again in doubt singing and praising Her Savior, and ours, right now. God be with you, Donna Zemanek

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