Lowell Leroy Hall
Lowell Leroy Hall passed away peacefully in his home on June 13, 2021. Lowell was born on September 30, 1932 in New Rockford, North Dakota to Harold and Nellie Hall. When he was 9 years old the family moved to Oregon, settling in Milwaukie. He attended Milwaukie High School and was active in FFA and horticulture. While in school, he met, and later married, Donna Lea Strahm. They married in February of 1951 and lived in Milwaukie where he started a nursery business, which he called Halls Half Acre.
As his nursery business grew, he and Donna moved their family to Hubbard where they purchased 30 acres which became Hall Nursery and specialized in growing azaleas. Lowell was interested in the community around him and served on the school board of Ninety One School and was a volunteer firefighter for the Monitor Fire Department. He was an avid supporter of the Oregon Association of Nurserymen, serving as state president in 1973 and was named Nurseryman of the Year in 1989. In his retirement years Lowell enjoyed being a snowbird, traveling to his home in Yuma, Arizona, deep sea fishing with friends, and traveling to various casinos in the surrounding area. He had a zest for life and always had a smile for everyone he met.
Lowell is survived by his wife Betty of Canby; daughter Linda Obrist of Canby; son Steve (Tracy) Hall of Stayton; son-in-law Alan Britt of Salem; foster daughter Vickie (Dean) Jares of Forest Grove; sister Doris Kay (Wayne) Heigel of Central Point; and numerous stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wives Donna, Rosie, and Arlene; his daughter, Teresa Britt; his brothers, Darrell and Dale; and his sisters Ovie Miller and Ione Hughes.
A private service was held on June 18, 2021 at Belle Passi Mausoleum in Woodburn. There will be a Celebration of Life later this fall. Lowell gave to many charities. Two of his favorites were The Canby Adult Center and Providence Oregon City Hospital should you choose to donate in his memory.