|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1900|
|Death: ||May 6, 1994|
Bear Lake County
George Raymond (Ray) Hall, 6 May 1994, Star Valley Independent. George Raymond "Ray" Hall, 93, a prominent Star Valley rancher, died May 6, 1994 in the Bear Lake Memorial Nursing Home of causes incident to age. Ray was born Aug 8, 1900 to Celia Raymond and George Henry Hall in Huntsville, UT. In 1906 his family bought a ranch in Geneva and a home in Ogden, UT. They spent their summers on the ranch and their winters in Ogden where the children went to school. He had fond memories of his childhood in all three locations.
Ray learned about hard work at an early age. He and his younger brother Gene started working in their father's hay fields as soon as they could drive a team. At the age of 12, he mowed the entire summer. It was one of his favorite jobs. He was still mowing on his Crow Creek ranch in his 86th year. Ray joined the U.S. Army during World War I as soon as he turned 18, the fall of 1918. He suffered the dreaded flu while stationed on the Utah Agricultural College campus during basic training. He said they were more worried about dying from the flu than from the war. The war ended before he saw action.
On Dec 1, 1921 Ray married Ruby Myrtle Frank in the Salt Lake Temple. A month later he left for Australia to serve a 2 1/2 year LDS Mission leaving his bride behind. She moved to California to work while he was gone.
In 1924 Ray and Ruby moved to the Crow Creek ranch were they spent their lives. It was here that a son was born and died within a week. Their second child Colleen, survived and a third child died before birth. Ray loved ranching and he loved the people of Star Valley. Many a young man had his first paying job at the Hall Ranch where as many as 10 men at a time worked in the hay fields. Over the years the number of men required was reduced to three.
Ray took an active part in the LDS Church. He served a stake mission in the 1950's and in 1961-63 he and Ruby served a mission in Woodward, OK.
Ray was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, a wife and a son.
He is survived by a sister Evelyn Ingalls of Ogden; a daughter Colleen Sorenson of Afton; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
George Henry Hall (1867 - 1962)
Celia Raymond Hall (1868 - 1943)
Ruby Myrtle Fronk Hall (1900 - 1987)*
Ray Fronk Hall (1926 - 1926)*
George Raymond Hall (1900 - 1994)
Eugene Henry Hall (1902 - 1978)*
Stanley Hall (1907 - 1969)*
Evelyn Hall Ingalls (1911 - 1997)*
Ogden City Cemetery
Created by: Redriver
Record added: Jul 15, 2011
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