George L. Hall

Born: Fri., May 25, 1945
Died: Mon., Aug. 4, 2014

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George L. Hall

May 25, 1945 - August 4, 2014


George L. Hall was born May 25, 1945 in LaGrande, Oregon, to Lowell and Annette Hall.  George died August 4, 2014.

While growing up in Baker, George enjoyed competitive marbles, flying kites, playing cowboys, cap gun rebuilding, flying gas-engine model airplanes, crafting bows and arrows and using them, and downhill skiing at Anthony Lakes.  He liked wildlife — keeping pet snakes, attempting to domesticate a coyote, and raising orphaned magpies. With his hunting dog, Buttons, a black, long-haired, 15 pound terrier cross, he frequently brought home pheasants, chukars and grouse for dinner. 

While attending Baker High School, he played basketball and the trumpet, traveling with the Baker Elks Drum and Bugle Corps.  He graduated from Baker High School in 1964, attended junior college in California and graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 1970 in political science and sociology.  While a college student, George was an active member of Circle K, worked on a cattle ranch on the Imnaha River between Joseph and Halfway, Oregon, and dabbled with bareback riding. 

George worked in personnel and various other capacities for U.S. Gypsum in Pilot Rock and New Jersey, Nevada Cement, Louisiana Pacific, Hill Meat, Pioneer Construction and the City of Pendleton, from which he retired in 2009.  He volunteered as a fire fighter/EMT in Fernley, Nevada and Pilot Rock, served on the Lyon County, Nevada School Board, Pilot Rock City Council, and was an active member of the Blue Mountain Fly Casters.  He loved his dogs and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with friends and relatives in northeast Oregon.  He was an excellent spotter, tracker, marksman and fisherman.

George and Jeanette Knapper were married in Joseph, Oregon, in 1969.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, in Pilot Rock; his children, Jason (Katie), Tyler (Lindi), Megan, Katie and  Kourtney; three grandchildren, Rhylan, Kylee, and Trevin; brother, Robert Hall (Marie) of Pendleton, and brother-in-law, Don Knapper of Pilot Rock.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Annette Hall of Baker City.

No services are scheduled at this time.  Please sign an online guest book at   Memorial donations may be made to Pioneer Humane Society or the Blue Mountain Fly Casters, 1321 NW Horn, Pendleton, OR or through Burns Mortuary, Pendleton, Oregon.  


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Don and Judy LeGore
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Sorry to hear about George. Thinking of you and the twins. With each new day, May peace find a place in your heart.

tammy carstens blank
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
so sorry to hear about George. He will be greatly missed. You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers jeanette.. god bless!!!

Martha Post
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Jeannette my prayers are with you and your family. When Lee was hurt
George would stop by the hospital to check to see how he was doing, I thought that was so great of him;

Leslie Bartyzal & Roby Hall
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
We are saddened by the news.
As your cousin and uncle we have so many memories.
Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Love, Uncle Roby & cousin Leslie

Gordon & Helen Byrnes
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
We were saddened to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Mike & Barbara Morehead
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you with family and friends.

Dan McLaren
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Rest in peace dear friend. We will miss you.
Dan & Lois

Dave and Kaye Cummings
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Jeanette, Dave and I are sending you are condolences. George was such a good friend in college and will be missed by many.

Kent and Darcia Porter
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family. George will always be remembered for his integrity and honesty as a coworker and true friend.

Teri Porter
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
I will miss George. He cared about people and this community. We may not have always agreed, but he made me think and look at things from a different point of view. Knowing him made me better. My condolences to his family.

Anne and Wayne Baker
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
I miss George every day. Knowing he is not laughing that happy laugh, or fishing or just being himself is an empty spot in our lives. He has found peace.

Teri & Steve Draper
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Jeanette, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Robert Brady
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
I may have met George at his mother's funeral. Annie Hall was my fifth grade teacher and a very good friend the rest of her life. She was so proud of her two boys and spoke of them often. My prayers are that you will find peace at this time of George's passing. My love to a great family.

Bob Patterson
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Our thoughts have been and will continue to be with you, Jeanette, and the family, especially Katie and Kourtney. We appreciated George's service to the City of Pendleton and our time spent with you and the twins at our Christmas Parties. We will be making a contribution from George's friends at City Hall to the Blue Mountain Fly Casters.

Tom and Sandy Kennedy
   Posted Mon August 18, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette and the family and trust they find the strength and support to carry on at this difficult time. I will always remember George as the gifted and charismatic dreamer with a love of the outdoors and positive influence on those who knew him. Our last time together was spent fly fishing from our inflatable boats on Wallowa Lake. I was in need of an anchor which he leant me and would not let me return. RIP.

Ermal Goucher
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Jeanette, So sorry about George. I know it is so hard to lose a mate.. Our love and prayers are with you and your family Ermal Goucher

Alice Massey
   Posted Wed August 27, 2014
I was so sad to hear of George's passing. I have huge affection and admiration for him. He worked for me at Bethphage back in the 90's for a relatively short period, but in that short time, he made such a positive difference. His quiet dignity, kindness, integrity, and work ethic were an inspiration to others. He was one of those people I was pleased to stay in contact with, even after he left our agency. My heart goes out to all of you who were touched by George's life and will miss his presence.

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