Haynes, Stanley Christopher
October 5, 2007
Stanley Christopher Chris Haynes passed after the first snowfall Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at his home in Truckee. He was 55 years old. Chris was born on Dec. 10, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa to Stanley and Alice Haynes. He grew up in Clinton, Iowa and then spent his teen years in Galesburg, Ill. attending high school and then college at Illinois State University and Carl Sandburg College, also in Illinois. In 1974, he moved to Denver, Colo. and began a 33-year-long career in the Ski/ Snowmaking Industry. He worked for Vail and Beaver Creek from 1974 to 1986 overseeing numerous snowmaking, reservoir and pipeline expansion projects. In 1986 Chris moved to Sun Valley, Idaho and worked as Snowmaking Director for two years. He then moved to Truckee in 1988 and worked in snowmaking and project management at Northstar-at-Tahoe until 2005. He then went to work for McCloskey Brothers/ Pacific Rock & Recycle Equipment Company. Year to date, before Chriss passing he worked for Mountain Home Center, here in Truckee. Chris is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Robin Christen Haynes, of Truckee; parents Stanley and Alice Haynes of Mason City, Iowa; sister, Susan; niece, Sophie; and nephew, Sam Haynes, all of Joliet, Ill.; loving cousins, Max and Jane Haynes, David and Lynn Haynes, Laura and Gerry Shimek, Jack Pauley, Tom and Ava Pauley and Tris and John Hasapopoulos. Chris is also survived by his mother-In-law, Arlene Christen, and sister-in-law, Caren Christen, both of Reno, Nev.; his two loving Bernese Mountain Dogs; Minnie and Max; and many dear friends. Chriss death was preceeded by his brother, Peter, in 1974. Chris was a volunteer member of the Games Management Team for Summer and Winter Special Olympics, he was passionate about playing golf, most anywhere and everywhere; especially at his new home course in Portola Grizzly Ranch. Chris attended Golf Smiths club making schools and enjoyed building and repairing golf clubs as a hobby. He loved home improvement projects, long walks in Martis Valley with his wife and dogs, music, reading, especially science fiction, and he was a closet crossword puzzler. On behalf of Chris and his entire family, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the entire medical staff at Tahoe Forest Hospital; especially Dr. Laurence Heifetz, his staff, Dr Timothy Lombard, Dr. Haven Ritchie, and Stephanie Hanson, RN , Director of Tahoe Forest Hospice and her staff. A Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, Oct. 28 at Cottonwood Restaurant at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations in Chriss memory to the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center; or to Tahoe Forest Hospice. The address for both is Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA, 96160. Please designate Cancer Center or Hospice clearly on your donation.