Sally Webster (Wilde) Hayward, 89, passed away on May 2, 2013 at Alden Court in her beloved hometown of Fairhaven. Born in New Bedford, she was the wife of the late Calvin Hayward, and the eldest child of the late Webster and Jenny (Holmstrom) Wilde.
In her early years, Sally developed a passion for sports at Fairhaven High School, class of 1941, where she was the captain of the field hockey and basketball teams. After graduating from Kinyon Campbell Business School in New Bedford, she worked at the Fairhaven Institution for Savings Bank until she married her high school sweetheart, Cal.
Throughout her life, she remained an avid sports enthusiast and always enjoyed attending basketball games at Fairhaven High school, following the Red Sox, and watching her husband, Cal, win many local golf tournaments. Sally always kept up with her grandchildren playing tennis, swimming, and spending long summer days with her family at Crescent Beach in Mattapoisett.
Sally was a member of the Unitarian Memorial Church in Fairhaven and served as collector for many years. Additionally, she was a member of the Fairhaven Colonial Club and Fairhaven Mother’s Club.
Above all, Sally was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who brought smiles to many faces with her vivacious personality. She is survived by two daughters; Nancy W. Brooks and her husband, Terrance, of Rochester MA; Leslie H. Hill and her husband, Calvin, of Rye NH; four grandchildren: C. Austin Hill, III of Columbus OH, Andrew A. Thake of Fairhaven, Sarah H. Hill of Hoboken NJ, and Alison W. Brooks of Mattapoisett. She is also survived by her brother, Webster Wilde Jr. and his wife, Rosemarie, of So. Swansea; her sister, Frances Boynton, and her husband Rev. Nehemiah Boynton of Marshfield and many nieces and nephews.
Sally was the sister of the late Betty Smith Georgas.
Donations can be sent in Sally’s memory to the Unitarian Memorial Church Preservation Fund, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven MA 02719.
A Memorial Service will be held in her honor on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Memorial Church in Fairhaven. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven on Friday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.