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Hal Fairbanks Wilson


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Hal F. Wilson
1934 ~ 2018
Hal and Kim--together again. Hal F. Wilson passed away on September 1, 2018. He was born in Downey, California to Fairbanks and Carma Wilson (both deceased). Hal was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He joined the Air Force at the young age of 17, and retired as a Master Sgt. with full honors when the Vietnam war was winding down. During his time in the military, he was stationed in California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Bermuda, Hawaii, Vietnam, and Japan. During his 5-year tour in Japan, he met his future wife, Kimiko. He met Japanese General Minoru Genda, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. While a low-ranking Airman, he received a dressing down from AF General Roger Ramey, head of the 5th Air Force, and of famed "Roswell UFO incident." Hal received numerous awards and commendations during his career in the military. He had many hobbies including fishing, painting, and coin collecting. He enjoyed being with family in diverse locations around the world. We will miss his "Halisms" and dry wit.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kim; sons, David and Michael, and brother, Stewart. He is survived by his son Jeff (Sherry), daughter Patricia Walkup (Michael), and grandchildren Keegan and Alix; sisters Marjean Phillipps, Gloria Heath, Kathryn Rock (Dan), and Carma Jager (Mike).
Services will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 17111 S. Redwood Road, Bluffdale, Utah. Online condolences at McDougal Funeral Homes.
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Published in Deseret News on Sept. 5, 2018
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