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Herald and News 9/21/07

Clarence Herbert "Red" Hall

Clarence Herbert (Red) Hall died September 20, 2007 at home at the age of 79 in Klamath Falls after a 10-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Clarence was born September 19, 1928, at home outside Weiser, Idaho, to Kessie Murl Hall and Gertie May (McWilliams) Hall.
Clarence's family moved to Oregon in 1933 and his father was killed in a traffic accident in Klamath Falls in 1934. Clarence quit school after the eighth grade to work to help support this family.
Clarence joined the Army at Ford Ord, California on December 3, 1947 and transferred to the newly formed Air Force the next day He served for nine years until discharged as staff sergeant on December 11, 1956.
After discharge from the Air Force, Clarence came back to Oregon with his wife Francis Jean Morris whom he married in Alexandria, Virginia on June 22, 1951. His son was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1953. Clarence worked for Weyerhaeuser Company at Camp 9 until February 1962 when he went to work on the Geary Bros. Ranch as ranch foreman until the ranch was sold to Ruth Teasdale in 1967.
Clarence then went back to work for Weyerhaeuser as foreman and then superintendent of the Log Sorting Yards. He was downsized in October of 1981. In March 1983, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service at the Chiloquin Ranger District as equipment operator until his retirement in October 1991.
He married Barbara Kay Johnson on April 30, 1983.
His survivors include his wife Barbara of Klamath Falls; his son Mark of Eugene; brother Anthony of Klamath Falls; three grandchildren Tisha Currin and Amy Hall of Klamath Falls and Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Hall stationed at Twenty-nine Palms, California; plus three great grandchildren, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Further arrangements will be announced. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, Oregon, 97239-3095.
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