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Doris Hay

Doris Hay

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Woodbine Cemetery for Doris Hay of Artesia.

Hay, 86, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Artesia General Hospital.

Danny Sons of the Midway Assembly of God Church will officiate at the services.

Doris was born May 25, 1930, in Blackwell, Okla., to John C. and Julia (Fields) Huls.

When she was 14, she married R.D. Hay on June 14, 1944, in Juarez, Mexico. They were longtime Dexter residents before moving to Artesia in 2004.

Doris was a quarter/racehorse trainer with her husband and was one of the first female trainers in Ruidoso Downs. In 1953, she was recognized as the Leading Trainer in Ruidoso. She worked with her husband in that field before retiring in 1986. Doris also enjoyed reading and embroidery work, and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, R.D. Hay, of the family home; daughter Carolyn Owens and husband JC of Artesia; son Robert John Hay of Artesia; and six grandchildren, including Sabrina Porte and husband Marvin, and Amanda Platt and husband Howard, both of Dexter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Richard and Wayne Huls; sister Rosaline Ward; and grandson John Hay.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.