Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Jean Spires Hayden

Jean Spires Hayden (1927-2005), teacher and mother of Melinda Hayden (Class of 1963), passed away in Chesapeake, VA, on December 22, 2005.  She was 78 years old.  She was the daughter of the late Seth and Melinda Linton Spires.  She was a graduate of CID’s Teacher’s Program at the Washington University in St. Louis in June 1962 and taught science in the Rotating Department at CID during the school  year of 1962-63.  She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Col. Joseph E. Hayden, Jr.  She is survived by three daughters, Victoria Hayden, Melinda Hayden (Class of 1963), and Amanda Corona; her sister, Shirley Baechtold; and brother, Harry Spires.  A memorial service was held in Episcopal Church of the Messiah, and the burial was held at the Arlington National Cemetery on January 10, 2006.