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 Helen Elizabeth <I>Stephens</I> Hall

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Helen Elizabeth Stephens Hall

Birth
Greeley, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Death
5 Aug 2010 (aged 75)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot
Sec. EE4, 1115
Memorial ID
56917430 View Source

The Sandy Post
Aug. 11, 2010

Helen Elizabeth Hall
Nov. 2, 1934 - Aug. 5, 2010

Helen Elizabeth Hall, a former resident of Boring, died Thursday, Aug. 5, at her home in East Portland, surrounded by her family. She was 75.

Visitation hours will be Friday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Helen was born Nov. 2, 1934, in Greeley, Neb., to Ira and Nellie (Barry) Stephens. When Helen was 11 years old, the family moved to New Plymouth, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.

Helen moved to Oregon in 1951 and resided in the Portland area. She lived in Washington for four years and worked for Shoe Land, but returned to Oregon in 1965. She worked for Nordstrom department store, where she managed the children's shoe department and specialized in fitting shoes. This technique allowed her the opportunity to fit shoes for children at the Shriners' children's hospital. She retired in 1989.

On Jan. 1, 1965, she married Rodney Henry Hall in Reno, Nev. They resided in Boring for 15 years before moving to Portland in 1992.

Helen attended St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in East Portland, and her faith was very important to her. Her many hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and spending time in the outdoors. She also loved yard work.

Helen had a special place in her heart for children, so much so that she operated a daycare out of her home for a few years. She also mentored her children's friends and was a surrogate mother to many of them as well as a source for guidance. She took one day at a time and treasured everyone and everything.

She was preceded in death by her siblings Harold Stephens, Ray Stephens, Rosella Campo and Lyle Stephens.

Survivors include her husband; children, Robert Yandell of Portland, Carolyn Yandell of Gresham, Dan Marshall of Colorado, Jay Yandell of Sandy, Stephen Yandell of Sandy, Debbie Walker of Oakland, Calif., and Mark Hall of Salem; sister, Margie Cook of Boise, Idaho; brother, Don Stephens of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Children's Cancer Association's Dreamcatcher Wish Program, 433 N.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 100, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Sandy Post
Aug. 11, 2010

Helen Elizabeth Hall
Nov. 2, 1934 - Aug. 5, 2010

Helen Elizabeth Hall, a former resident of Boring, died Thursday, Aug. 5, at her home in East Portland, surrounded by her family. She was 75.

Visitation hours will be Friday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Helen was born Nov. 2, 1934, in Greeley, Neb., to Ira and Nellie (Barry) Stephens. When Helen was 11 years old, the family moved to New Plymouth, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.

Helen moved to Oregon in 1951 and resided in the Portland area. She lived in Washington for four years and worked for Shoe Land, but returned to Oregon in 1965. She worked for Nordstrom department store, where she managed the children's shoe department and specialized in fitting shoes. This technique allowed her the opportunity to fit shoes for children at the Shriners' children's hospital. She retired in 1989.

On Jan. 1, 1965, she married Rodney Henry Hall in Reno, Nev. They resided in Boring for 15 years before moving to Portland in 1992.

Helen attended St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in East Portland, and her faith was very important to her. Her many hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and spending time in the outdoors. She also loved yard work.

Helen had a special place in her heart for children, so much so that she operated a daycare out of her home for a few years. She also mentored her children's friends and was a surrogate mother to many of them as well as a source for guidance. She took one day at a time and treasured everyone and everything.

She was preceded in death by her siblings Harold Stephens, Ray Stephens, Rosella Campo and Lyle Stephens.

Survivors include her husband; children, Robert Yandell of Portland, Carolyn Yandell of Gresham, Dan Marshall of Colorado, Jay Yandell of Sandy, Stephen Yandell of Sandy, Debbie Walker of Oakland, Calif., and Mark Hall of Salem; sister, Margie Cook of Boise, Idaho; brother, Don Stephens of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Children's Cancer Association's Dreamcatcher Wish Program, 433 N.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 100, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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