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Grace Pearl Peterson Hamal
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1904
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1993
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Deseret News, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993. Obituary: Grace P. Hamal, founder of the Beehive Credit Union (formerly the D.P.W. Credit Union), died Tuesday, November 9, 1993, at her home in Los Altos, Calif., after a long illness. She was 89. Mrs. Hamal was born in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of John and Hannah Hassing Petersen, both natives of Norway, on April 3, 1904. In that year the family moved to Salt Lake City, where Mrs. Hamal resided for the next 67 years. She founded the credit union in 1954 while she was employed at the Utah Department of Public Welfare, and she served as its manager first part time, then full time until her retirement in 1971. She moved to Los Altos in 1972.

She was the widow of Charles Joseph Hamal, who died in 1952. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Adelaide Hamal, who died in 1949 at age 19.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Stan Norton, Palo Alto, Calif.; a granddaughter, Cynthia Norton-Subega, and a grandson, Brady C. Norton, both of San Jose; and a brother, Royal Petersen, Hollister. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 1993 at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos. Interment at Alta Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a favorite charity, or to Stanford University Hospital Home Health Care, 221 Quarry Rd., Stanford, CA 94305. 
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  Charles Joseph Hamal (1901 - 1952)*
  Grace Adelaide Hamal (1930 - 1949)*
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Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA
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Record added: Oct 10, 2013
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Grace Pearl <i>Peterson</i> Hamal
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- Ann Greene
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