TATE JOEL HALL 88, died Friday, September 13, 2013 after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Evelyn Hall; his children: Jannette Ladd, Donald Hall, James Benton Hall, Tate Hall, Jr. and Ilene Hall; and the mother of his children, Mella; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; nieces: Ilene Kennon, Charlene Casto, Marcia Speir, Joyce Peace, Sandra Byers; and a nephew, Johnny Hall; cousins, Mary LaVon Hocker and Frank Cappleman; sister-in-law, Virginia Hall; and numerous family members and friends. Tate was born on December 27, 1924 in Bixby, Oklahoma to James Barton Hall and Eva Permelia Hinshaw Hall. His siblings were: Charles Hall, Davie Angeline Parisho, John and James Hall, all deceased. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (1942 - 1945). Tate and Evelyn owned Clear Optics Contact Lens Lab for 27 years. In his retirement, Tate enjoyed the company of friends and family, was an avid reader, and took pleasure tending to plants around the home. Memorial gathering: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2p.m., La Casa Loma, 100 Rio Vista Place.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900