Alice E. Hall
The funeral for Alice Hall, age 90 of Meadow, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Bison Presbyterian Church. Pastor Florence Hoff will officiate with burial in the Chance Cemetery. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, all at the Bison Presbyterian Church.
Alice passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, TX. A memorial has been established to the Bison Presbyterian Church or Legacy Hospice, 301 Gilmer, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Special music will be provided by Joyce Aukland, organist and Tracy Buer, vocalist will sing, Mansion Over the Hilltop and Peace in the Valley. Serving as Honorary Casketbearers are Dave Gano, Donald Wilken, Marvin Ogdahl, and Nolan Sexton and Active Casketbearers are Scott Storm, John Blosmo, Jerry Fero, Curtis Jones, Kim Jones, and Jim Owen.
Alice Edna Jones was born on April 10, 1922 at Tall Timber Ranch on Rabbit Creek, Perkins Co., northwest of Faith, SD. Her parents were Earl and Gertie (Differding) Jones. Alice and her brothers, George and Gilbert walked 2 1/2 miles to school at Happy Hill with their lunch in lard buckets. She later had 2 younger brothers Ronnie and Clint. Alice loved music and she learned to play the piano, accordion and violin. One of her best memories was helping her dad play for neighborhood dances. Alice worked for several people in the Dupree and Faith area. She got her first job when she was 13.
When her fiancée Kirk Hall went to the Navy she followed him to California. While there, she worked in an aircraft factory, was a soda jerk and then attended and graduated from beauty school. Alice and Boyd Kirk Hall were married on December 4, 1942 in California. Alice traveled alone across the country by bus and train following him from port to port. After Kirk was discharged from the Navy, Alice worked as a beautician in Chicago while he went to electrical school. They eventually settled on the Hall Ranch south of Meadow and had two children, Bruce and Yvonne. Alice worked side by side with Kirk raising their children and running the ranch.
They attended the Meadow Presbyterian Church for many years and Alice taught Sunday School and Bible School and later at the Bison Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Moreau River Extension Club for 70 years. She has always loved to help others, bowl, and ride horseback.
Her husband Kirk died in 1987. Alice continued to live in her home on the ranch, until October of 2007 when she moved to Texas to stay with her daughter, Yvonne. In 2003 her son Bruce passed away.
Surviving family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Robert Weir, Sulphur Springs, TX; daughter-in-law, Lynn Hall, Meadow, SD; grandchildren, Chancey Kirk Hall (Shyla), Destri Weir, Dacy (Mike) Campbell, Dustin Kirk (Natalie) Weir, Dakota Weir, Dalton Wesley Weir, great grandchildren, Kianna Fisher, Huntley Bruce Schock Hall, Elise and Eli Campbell, step great grandchildren, Teagan and Ariah Engel, 2 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Clinton and Lila Jones, Ronnie and Ruth Jones, all of Dowling, MI, and Edna Jones, Sturgis, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Boyd Kirk Hall, her son, Bruce Kirk Hall, brothers, Gilbert and George Jones, and half-brothers, Glenn and Lawrence Jones, and half-sister, Ester Schley. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.