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3168 NE 3rd St. Prineville, OR 97754
Melvin Duane Hall
Melvin Duane Hall went to heaven at the long lived age of 84 on Saturday, December 8, 2018. (Melvin was also known as Mel and in Nebraska/Kansas known as Pud to his family and friends)
Mel was born in Hardy, Nebraska, January 19, 1934, to Muriel A. and Roy W. Hall. He along with his brothers and sister were raised by his single mother, Muriel.
Mel spent his child hood and teen years in Hardy and Superior Nebraska. Jokingly he would tell his “When I was young, I walked barefoot in the snow 3 miles to school and back”. J When he was old enough, he worked odd jobs to help out with family needs. Both of Mel’s brothers join different branches of the United States Armed Services, however Mel followed his oldest brother Ray’s footsteps and in 1952 he enlisted in the Army.
Mel married, then had a daughter, Monda while stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Mel was shipped out to Korea and while in Korea he divorced. Mel’s tour of duty for the Army was over with an Honorable discharge in 1956, which at that time he made his way to Prineville, Oregon.
In 1958 he married Julia Ann Stafford of Prineville. Mel adopted Ann’s 2 sons, Carl and Steven, together Mel and Ann had 2 children, Helen and Kenneth!
Mel and Ann divorced in 1983. He dated but led a single life until he rekindled a relationship with his teenage sweet heart from back East and married her in 1994, later they divorced.
Mel supported his family by working in the woods logging, also he worked at Hudspeth saw mill and then spent many years working for Pine Products saw mill until he retired from there. After living the retirement life for many years he took a job at the Redmond Walmart. He worked in the garden department, until he became a greeter. He loved his job at Walmart because he was a very social person and there at Walmart, he was in his element!
Mel was very patriotic! He talked about his days in the Army! He loved the USA and he was very proud to be a part in serving his country! He loved the Nebraska Corn Huskers and the Oregon State Beavers! He also enjoyed and supported the Crook County wrestling and football teams in the day. He liked hanging at the Tastee Treat and later McDonalds to visit with friends and catch up on the local gossip.J One of his most fav’s though, was Shrimp. He loved Shrimp no matter how it was cooked!
Mel was a wonderful dad! He gave guidance, encouragement and love with a strong hand but could be a softy. He was a firm believer in working for your money and tried to install that into his children! He held strong to his old fashion morals, values and beliefs. His love never faltered for his children, it was unconditional and he was always there for them and all of them knew it!!!! He also loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren very much!
Mel was always smiling and a little bit of a jokester! People always would say “what a great person he is and they liked him”.
Mel, Pud, Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Great Grandpa, will be missed deeply but will be carried in our hearts and our memories until that one sweet day when we meet again!!!!!!!!!!!
Melvin is preceded in death by his:
Mother- Muriel Hall, Brother’s Raymond Hall (Korean War) and Dean Hall, Sister Glena Barjuette, Sister-in-law Maxine Hall, Granddaughter- Jessica Ennis
Melvin is survived by:
Carl Hall (son)
Steve Hall (son)
Helen Wolf (daughter)
Kenneth Hall (son) Shelly Hall (daughter-in-law)
Danny Hall, Chrystal Hall
Ty Hall, Chelsie Reeves
Anthony Wolf, Shelby Wolf
Garrett Taylor, Emily Sepulveda
LeAndra Hall, Jimmy Alexander
Wesley Hall, Shantel Emhoff
15 Great Grandchildren
A “Celebration of Life” for Melvin Duane Hall will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at: the Church of Christ, 1095 E 3rd Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754. Phone (541) 447-5621. Service beginning at 11:00am, reception lunch to follow at 12pm noon – 2:00pm