Obituaries for 7-3-13


George “Ted” Edwin Hall Sr.

April 20, 1922 – June 25, 2013

George “Ted” Edwin Hall, Sr. passed away June 25, 2013, at his home in Terrebonne, at the age of 91.

He was born April 20, 1922, in Prairie City, Ore., to George and Ruth (Olp) Hall. Ted grew up on the Hall family ranch just west of Prairie City. He joined the Navy in 1945, serving in the SeaBees as Shore Patrol in the Philippine Islands at the end of World War II.

George 'Ted' HallAfter his discharge, he returned to Prairie City where he met Betty Jane Pearcey, the love of his life. They were married on Sept. 25, 1947. They had four children, Sharon, Jane, Vickie and George, Jr .

Ted worked on the ranch until they sold out in 1959. In 1962, he bought a dairy farm in Culver. In 1965, he sold the dairy and bought a complex of apartments in Madras. He moved to Terrebonne in 1973.

He drove a milk tanker for the Co-op in Central Oregon, taking milk and cream to Darigold in the Willamette Valley. He then worked for Alvin Crocker farms in Culver. He continued working for the Crockers until he was 77 years old.

Ted was a devout Christian and as a young man received assurance from God that “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” It was that promise that kept him going through his entire life.

He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters, Sharon Thissell, Jane Binder-Homer, Vickie and her husband Lloyd Murders; son, George Hall Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Hall; sisters, Louise Mills and Ivarine Oliver; and his brother, Bob Hall; sons-in-law, Ronnie Thissell, Steve Binder and Jake Homer.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne, with arrangements by Autumn Funerals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prairie City Food Bank, P.O. Box 537, Prairie City, OR 97869.