George Hall, 82, of Sunnyside passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.

George was born Feb. 20, 1929, 15 miles S.E. of Mabton on Rascko Road to Earl L. and Sarah E. (Moss) Hall. He was the 10th child in a family of 11.

George married Patricia Mae Rusk on July 2, 1950 after being honorably discharged as a corporal in the Air Force after serving three years as a vehicle repairman. He spent most of his time in Korea.

During George's life, he worked in many different occupations. He was a wheat farmer in the Horse Heaven Hills, farmed in the Yakima Valley, mechanic at Independent Foods, was a carpenter at Hanford and raised calves before his retirement.

He loved to build items and designed many devices used in the horse racing industry. He built and designed hot walkers, stall screens and starting gates for many trainers.

George enjoyed Saturday trips to Legends Casino with his wife and daughters.

George is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Hall of Sunnyside, three daughters, Linda (Ed) Bordwell, Cheryl (Richard) Beightol and Shawn (Ray) Schaneman; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Charvet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the VFW, 615 North Avenue, Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor George's memory may contribute to the Lower Valley Hospice.

Funeral Cremation and Care in Kennewick is in charge of arrangements.


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