John David “JD” Hall, Sr.
February 2, 1962 ~ June 18, 2014
John David “JD” Hall, Sr., of Omak, WA, passed away June 18, 2014, at home, surrounded by his wife and children. John was born February 2, 1962, in Omak and was the youngest son of Charles “Dewey” and Rosie (Seymour) Hall. He was the grandson of Charles and Elisa Hall and Charlie and Cecilia (Smith) Seymour and the great-grandson of Joseph and Rosalie Seymour. He was an enrolled member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation. John lived his entire life on the Colville Indian Reservation with his formative educational years at St. Mary’s Mission. He was honorably discharged from the Army after serving four years in the National Guard. He was employed with the Colville Tribe, working seven years at Precision Pine Mill and over six years with the Okanogan Bingo Casino, whereby he retired last summer due to his illness. He married his soul mate, Jennifer Gunn, on August 4, 2007, in Okanogan, WA in a traditional Native American ceremony. John’s hobbies were fishing and going to yard sales. He was a quiet man with a kind spirit and a big heart.
John is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer; his children, John Jr. (Emily) of Tacoma, WA, Phillip, Charles and Rhonda (Ken), all of Nespelem, WA; and six grandchildren, who will carry on the traditions and cultural ways of his people and the Arrow Lakes Band. He also leaves three brothers, Charles “Chief” Hall of Tucson, AZ, Michael B. Hall and Robert L. Hall, both of Nespelem; his sisters, Sheilah and brother-in-law, Stretch Cleveland and Cecilia “Tootsie” Hall, both of Nespelem. Favorite nieces and nephews include Scott and Danny Conant, Jessica Babcock and Michelle Hall Shining Elk, Shawn Stout, Stacie Stout, Amanda Picard, Richard Picard, Jody Picard, and Chuck, Bobbie and Jason Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; his brother, Dewey (Sunshine) Hall; sisters, Rosalie Jean Hall, Evelyn Florence Hall and Lydia Daisy Hall; two infant children; his niece, Jolene Picard; and nephew, Marvin Palmanteer.
Services were held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel in Okanogan, WA. Rosary services were held Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Inchelium Community Center in Inchelium, WA, with Funeral Services on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Inchelium Community Center. Per his request, John was buried next to his mother at Kelly Hill Cemetery, Inchelium, WA. Father Jake Morton and Mel Tonasket officiated at the services.