Alan Hall

Alan Everett Hall, age 93, died in Yuma, Arizona on April 1, 2018.

Alan Everett Hall, age 93, died in Yuma, Arizona on April 1, 2018.

Alan was born on June 2, 1924, at a Simpson logging camp to William (Bill) Hall and Esther (Lewis) Hall.

Alan was the third of four brothers. He grew up on the 320 acre homestead just outside of Matlock that was originally known as the Pellischek Ranch, and later known as the Hall Ranch.

He went to the single room Beeville School at Matlock in his youth, and later attended Shelton High School.

After leaving school he went to work for a time as a surveyor for Simpson. Then Alan entered the army in WWII and became a medic, and rose to the rank of sergeant in nine months.

After his honorable discharge from the army he went to work for the federal government Department of the Interior for a brief period. He then took his surveying skills and went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1952 he married Florence (Jean) Griggs, also from Shelton. They had five children, Kathy, Bruce, Mark, Curtis, and Clay.

Alan eventually went to work for the Corps at Mud Mountain Dam in Enumclaw. He was then promoted to the head Corps offices on the Seattle waterfront. Very soon afterwards he moved his young family to a 10 acre farm near Buckley, where his children were raised.

Alan made a career working for the Corps of Engineers, and rose through the ranks quickly, retiring in 1979 holding the position of Chief of Plant Section, a position he held for many years.

At one time he was the acting colonel for the Corps.

In 1977 he married Irene Jones, they moved to Harstine Island. Alan had four step children through Irene, Laura, Cindy, Scott, and Mike.

He also had four grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After retiring from the Corps, Alan and his oldest brother Bill started a small two man logging operation. He was also called out of retirement on a few occasions to lead on special projects for the Corps.

Alan and Irene moved to Yuma, Arizona in 2004 permanently. Alan was an avid hunter, loved fast cars, animals, children and had a terrific sense of humor.

No memorial is planned. His ashes will be spread near one of his favorite hunting and camping spots.

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