Goldie Hall

Goldie Fay Hall passed away March 13, in Vancouver, Washington, U.S.

Goldie was born at home in Chase County, Nebraska, May 25, 1919.

She graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a teacher for 33 years.

She spent most of those years in Goldendale, Washington, beginning in a rural, one-room grade school at Horseshoe Bend and then Goldendale Primary School.

About 1968, after 33 years of teaching, she and her husband retired and moved to Canada. In 2002 she moved to Battle Ground, U.S. to be near family.

Goldie loved her church and was a longtime member of the Williams Lake Baptist Church. She was a lady of many gifts and talents. As a little girl she taught herself how to play the harmonica while bringing in the cows.

Her father gave her a violin when she was 10 and she could play just about anything that made music.

She gave tatting lessons for years, collected dolls and had such a green thumb that the neighbours were sure that she could make shingles grow.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Ray Sheldon and Mary Dell Sheldon; husband, Virgil Keith Hall; and sister Pearl Lee. She is survived by children Jerry Hall of Vancouver and Leona (Toodie) Marx of BattleGround; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Willa Kealiher and Wilma Friday from Denver, Colorado. Layne’s Funeral Home, BattleGround is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be held in Canada at a date to be determined.

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