Lucille Hale(1922 - 2014)

Lucille Hale

Lucille Beatrice Hale passed away peacefully on May7, 2014 at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community.

She was born on May 4, 1922, to Annie and Ludvig Halverson. Lucille attended country school and graduated from Toronto High School as the class Valedictorian. Lucille graduated from Augustana College with a teaching degree. She taught in Bruce and White, SD and Hills, MN before teaching at Garfield Elementary in Sioux Falls for 19 years.

Lu was united in marriage to B.E. (Jim) Hale on August 3, 1944, in Redlands, CA. After living in various South Dakota communities they settled in their Sioux Falls home in 1958 where they raised four daughters. Lu was able to live in her home for 50 years.

Lucille was a member of First Lutheran Church and circles, American Legion, VFW, ADK Sorority, and Retired Teachers. She enjoyed crocheting, playing Bridge, reading her Bible, doing word puzzles, and journaling. Her passion was playing the piano. She passed her love of music on to her children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sisters Evelyn and Evangelyn (Ev and Van).

Grateful for having shared Lucille's life are her daughters, Paula (Charles) Rogers of Sioux Falls, Cynthia (Martin) Garhart of Powell, WY, Bonnie Hale of Sioux Falls, and Pat Blake of Sioux Falls, sister Lela (Bob) Feuerborn of Sioux Falls, grandchildren Keely (Curt) Rees, Alicia (Ryan) Fonder, Bree (Eoin) McCarthy, Cassidy (Enrique) Velazquez, Carson Garhart, Shane Blake, and Mason Blake, 9 great-grandchildren and many extended family members.

We are grateful for her caretakers at Prince of Peace Retirement Community. Lucille had a special bond with Ellie Mae.

Memorials- First Lutheran Media Ministry and Avera Prince of Peace Building Fund.

Visitation will begin at 8 am with the family present from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, 13th & Main. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Monday, May 12, 2014, at First Lutheran Church with private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.


Published in The Argus Leader on May 9, 2014