April 1, 1927 - June 6, 2012
Ronald Edward Hall died in Fresno, California, on June 6, 2012, following a tragic automobile accident two days earlier in that same county. He was the first of two sons born to Gordon and Anna Fay Hall April 1, 1927, in Bend, Oregon.
Ron spent his early
years in Bend, graduating from Bend High School in 1945. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Navy serving his country in WWII. After the war, he relocated with his parents and brother to California and went to college at San Diego State University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in psychology and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
In 1956, he married the former Mary Brown of Detroit, Michigan, raising two sons. Following college, he joined the California State Compensation Insurance Fund where he was employed for more than 35 years. Starting as an auditor, he worked in sales, was the branch personnel and training officer for Southern California, sales manager for the Long Beach office and then field services manager last stationed in their Fresno office. After retiring, he split time between Fresno and Bend, spending time with friends both old and new, researching family genealogy, and taking his sons on several trips around America.
Ron is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Hall of La Palma, and Stephen Hall of Ridgecrest; a brother, Dale Hall of San Diego; a niece, Deborah Rosas of San Diego; and their families, all of California.
A celebration of life observance will be held for Ron on Sunday, August 5, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at 61104 Hilmer Creek Drive in Bend, Oregon.