Frank B. Hayward, 80, died Dec. 24, 2020, in Metlakatla.
He was born on May 20, 1940, in Ketchikan.
He grew up in Metlakatla, and attended Sheldon Jackson High School in Sitka.
"Poppa finished up high school/carpenters school in Nanaimo, Canada, for two years," his family writes.
He was married on Sept. 28, 1962, at the Presbyterian Church in Metlakatla.
Mr. Hayward served two years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.
He worked as a carpenter and fisherman.
“Refusing retirement, (he was) always finding work, whether it was tinkering on the house, helping grandkids with the bikes and toys, or checking out job sties around town,” his family writes.
Mr. Hayward was preceded in death by his father, Frank R. Hayward; mother, Alice M. Hayward; step-mother, Alice M. Hayward; sister, Cecilia Hayward-Alameda; and grandson, Ashton Hayward.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joann Hayward of Metlakatla; sons, Monte, Frank (Butch) and Trennis Hayward of Metlakatla; daughter, Gwendolyn Hlad of Metlakatla; 12 brothers and sisters; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren with one on the way; three great-great-grandchildren with two on the way; and many more nieces and nephews.
A service will be Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at the Metlakatla Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Larry Emery.