Thomas Patrick Hayes died July 21, 2022 in Chinook helicopter crash fighting fire. He was the captain of the helicopter that crashed near Salmon, Idaho. He was born August 27, 1980 to Tim and Becky (Craner) Hayes of Orofino, Idaho.

He was a very large child from birth on up, and large in life. He had a great big heart, and a great big smile. Through Tom’s years, he was a very caring and loving and especially protective of his younger sister, Nicky.