East Wenatchee, WA
Joe Hall, 86, a Wenatchee area resident for over 67 years, passed away at his home in East Wenatchee on Monday, August 5, 2013, following an extended illness. He was born on July 30, 1927, at Sage, AR to the late Troy and Lilly (Turnbull) Hall. He was raised in the Melbourne area, where he began his schooling. At the age of 14, he moved to Yuma, AZ, where he lived with his sister, Della. He went to work in the local vegetable industry and soon became a truck driver. He later became a long haul truck driver and was driving big rigs. He drove the notorious route known as the Grapevine in Southern California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served overseas during the Korean Conflict. While he was in the service, his parents moved to Wenatchee. It was while stationed stateside at Fort Lewis that he came to Wenatchee to visit his parents and met Betty June Pike. Following his honorable discharge, he came to Wenatchee and was later married to Betty on January 26, 1947. They made their first home briefly at Ardenvoir, before moving to East Wenatchee. In 1957, they moved to Wenatchee, where they remained until moving back to East Wenatchee in 1978. They have since continued to make their home in East Wenatchee. Joe went to work at Alcoa in 1952, as a Pot Tender. He later became Head Tapper before Crane Operator. He continued working at Alcoa for 33 years before retiring in 1987. In November of 2002, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty June Hall. He has since continued to make his home in East Wenatchee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, a member of the Wenatchee F & A M William H. Jett Masonic Lodge # 285, Aluminum Glass and Brick workers Union Local # 210, a former member of F.O.E. Aerie # 204 and B.P.O.E.# 1186. Joe especially enjoyed gardening and going fishing.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Helen Petersen of East Wenatchee; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald & Audrey Hall of Billings, MT; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce & David Sturm, Rose & Gail Ware and Lily& Rick Verstrate all of Wenatchee; Helen’s children, Chris (Tina) Peterson of East Wenatchee, John (Ginny) Peterson of Moses Lake, Brian (June) Peterson of Seattle, Marion Parkins of East Wenatchee; four brothers and sisters-in-law, G.W.”Dub” & Roberta Hall of Moses Lake, George Wayne & Marlene Hall of Tucson, AZ, James Roland & Barbara Hall of Bellevue, WA and Dennis & Joann Hall of East Wenatchee; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda & Erling Rivedal of Wenatchee; 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hall, his parents, five sisters, Oveta Stroud, Della Farthing, Violet Vines, Jewell Shirley and Mary Jane Hicks; two grandsons, Jonathan Sturm and Troy J. Hall and one great granddaughter, Chrisa Allie.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel with luncheon following at the Virgil Hutchinson Union Hall in East Wenatchee. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to Central Washington Hospice. You are invited to view his online tribute at: www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.