TERREBONNE George Edwin Ted Hall Sr., 91, formerly of Prairie City, died June 25 at his Terrebonne home. A graveside service was held July 2 at Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne.
Mr. Hall was born April 20, 1922, in Prairie City, to George and Ruth (Olp) Hall. He grew up on the Hall family ranch just west of Prairie City. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving with the Seabees as shore patrol in the Philippine Islands at the end of World War II.
After his discharge, he returned to Prairie City, where he met Betty Jane Pearcey. They were married on Sept. 25, 1947.
He worked on the ranch until they sold out in 1959. In 1962, he bought a dairy farm in Culver. In 1965, he sold that and bought a complex of apartments in Madras.
In 1973, he moved to Terrebonne. He drove a milk tanker for the co-op in central Oregon, taking milk and cream to Darigold in the valley. After that, he worked for Alvin Crocker Farms in Culver, which he continued until age 77.
He was a devout Christian who, as a young man, received assurance from God that He would never leave him a promise that kept him going throughout his life.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; daughters, Sharon Thissell, Jane Binder-Homer and Vickie (Lloyd) Murders; son, George Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Mills and Ivarine Oliver; brother, Bob Hall; and sons-in-law, Ronnie Thissell, Steve Binder and Jake Homer.
Memorial donations may be made to the Prairie City Food Bank, P.O. Box 537, Prairie City, OR 97869.
Arrangements are under the care of Autumn Funerals, 485 N.W. Larch Ave., Redmond, OR 97756.