At the long age of 95, Milton L. Hall passed away June 3rd, 2019 at Stoney Brook, in Belton, Texas, with his family holding his hands.
He was born on August 13th, 1923 to Ira S. Hall and Chlora Pearl Warne Hall in Long Beach, California. He spent his youth in southern California in the Los Angeles area, enjoying hiking with the Boy Scouts, including a climb to the peak of Mount Whitney. He graduated from Burbank High School and worked the next two years in retail in the area.
In 1943, he joined the military, first in the regular Army, then transferred to the Army Air Corp, serving proudly as a transport pilot in the Troup Carrier Command until October, 1945. He was stationed at numerous military bases in the mid-U.S., including Sedalia, Mo., which lead to the meeting of his future wife, Phyllis Hauenstein, of Tuscumbia, Mo., whom he married March 17th, 1945 in Vincennes, Indiana.
Milton and Phyllis moved to Oregon near family, after Milton was honorably discharged in October, 1945, and they built a house in the woods with their own four hands and lots of initiative. It was in Grants Pass, Oregon that Pamela was born and Milton learned bookkeeping, which began his accounting career.
Next the family moved to Kansas City, nearer Phyllis’ relatives, and the family grew with the addition of David and Steven.
Eying an opportunity in Houston, Texas, Milton and Phyllis packed up once again, to begin a long association with the petroleum industry. He took accounting courses and also taught himself the complexities of the petroleum business, through much self-study. In Houston, the fourth child, Jeffrey, was born, completing the family.
Milton and Phyllis were part of a group that helped start a Methodist church in Houston, with many of their lifelong friends.
In 1983 Milton and Phyllis moved to Colorado, so that Milton could join StratSeis as Vice-President of Finance, which he continued until retirement.
Phyllis and Milton retired to the quieter life in Eldon, Missouri and began a lively renewal of friendships from Phyllis’ childhood. They were active in many church festivities and community service organizations and enjoyed golfing regularly at the country club with friends.
Later, Milton and Phyllis began to spend winters in McAllen, Texas, with Pamela and her husband David, and eventually stayed full-time, taking advantage of the warm weather and family support. Milton stayed there until after Phyllis’ death in 2005, then moved to Belton, Texas.
Milton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis, his parents, and wonderful brother, Robert A Hall of Atascadero, California.
He is survived by his daughter Pamela Hall Evans and husband, David; son David Hall and wife Diana, son Steven Hall and wife Gayle, and son Jeffrey Hall and wife Sharon; grandchildren Marc, Kelly, Morgan, Darien, Logan, Sara, Peter, and William; great-grandchildren Allie, Fletcher, Karl, Jay, Sophia, Avery, Lillie.
He is remembered for his kindness, wit, puns, quick smile, and great love of his wife and family.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association or the American Heart Association.
Services will held at Dossman Funeral Home on Main Street, Belton, Tx. at 10 am on Saturday June 15th, 2019. He will be interred in Tuscumbia, Missouri with his loving wife Phyllis at a later date.