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 John Richard “Bud” Hall

John Richard “Bud” Hall

Smock, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Burial Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 100090616 · View Source
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John (Bud) Richard Hall passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Boise, Idaho.

He was born October 15, 1928 in Smock, Pennsylvania to John Matthews and Dorothy Martin. He was later adopted by Ralph & Mary Martin Hall. He has a brother, Clayton Racht, and a sister, Harriet Racht.

He attended school in Gallitzin, PA, Indiana Teachers College in PA, Stockton Jr. College in CA, & Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho where he received a B.S. in Speech.

Bud joined the Army in October 1948. He served in Korea, and two tours of Vietnam where he was decorated with the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. He also served as a ROTC instructor at Colorado State, and at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Id. He was stationed in Japan, Puerto Rico, Frankfort, Germany, and as a National Guard Advisor in Sedalia, Missouri.

He achieved the rank of Sargent Major and retired with 30 years of service in April 1978.

After serving his country Bud went to work for the State of Idaho as a Senior Probation Officer for 17 years and retired from the state in 2000.

"Bud" married Sophie (Zoe) Syznal and they were later divorced. Bud met the love of his life, Eva Louise Robertson, in 1971 and was later married.

He is survived by his children: Jay (Stephanie) Hall, Bud (Roxie) Hall, Bruce (Linda) Hall, Kelley ( Mike) Martin, Julie (Ken) Monson, David Robertson, Tom (Anne) Robertson, Lynn (Diana) Robertson and Janet (Max) Herrera; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both wives.

Memorial graveside services will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Preston, Idaho at the Preston Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the VA Hospital and to longtime friend and caregiver, Bonnie Viker.

Published in Idaho Statesman on November 4, 2012

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100090616
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Richard “Bud” Hall (15 Oct 1928–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100090616, citing Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .