Ray Moore Hall, 85, of Palatka, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Roberts Haven Hospice.
She was born a fifth generation Floridian, to Clyde and Liddell Meek Moore in Melbourne, Fla. She moved to Palatka with her parents when she was 2 years old and has been a resident of Palatka and Putnam County since that time.
She received her education in the local schools and after graduation from Putnam High School attended Duke University for two years and transferred in 1947 to the University of Florida when it became co-educational. In 1950 she received the bachelor of applied arts in interior design degree from the College of Architecture and Allied Arts. She and a friend were the first to graduate in the College of Interior Design. While a student at the University of Florida, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and Gargoyle honorary fraternity of the College of Architecture and Allied Arts.
Ray and her friends learned early the meaning of the words volunteer and service for as youth they frequently were called upon to assist charitable organizations. During World War II they, along with the members of the community, served on many programs to aid the War Effort. In 1951 she married Hal H. Hall. In adult life service continued which included, as well as others, Palatka Historical Society, where she and her good friend Lois Townsend were co-chairman along with their committee and the City of Palatka with for furnishing the restored Bronson-Mulholland House, volunteer aid in classes of the department of the deaf at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, board member for the Northeast Florida Area on Aging, Pink Lady at Putnam Memorial Hospital, Ladies Guild of St. Monica Church, and assisted in organization of the Palatka Junior Woman"s Club and served as its first president.
In later years she was employed by the State of Florida as a human services counselor for Aging and Adult Services with the Department of Children and Families.
Ray was preceded in death by her husband, Hal H. Hall, and parents, Clyde and Liddell Meek Moore.
She is survived by daughter, Dell Hall Malcolm of Marietta, Ga.; son, David C. Hall and wife Michele of Hickory, N.C.; and grandchildren, Kirk Malcolm, Katherine Malcolm, Brandon Hall, Amanda Hall and Breanna Hall.
A church memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at St. Monica"s Catholic Church in Palatka. Reception will be held immediately following in the church hall.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to a hospice of their choice.
Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.