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Randall C. Hall

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Physical organic chemist
Randall C. Hall, Ph.D., 62, of Cloudcroft, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009, at his home.
Dr. Hall was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Wayne Clark and Dorothy (Holzhauzer) Hall. He lived a quiet life pursuing knowledge and attempting to live his life according to the precepts he believed were give to him by his Creator. By all accounts he succeeded. His formal education began with his public education in the A.&M. Consolidated Schools in College Station, Texas, where he graduated in 1963. It also ended there with the conference of a doctorate degree in physical organic chemistry from Texas A&M University.
In his early years, Dr. Hall developed instrumentation and methodology for the analysis of pesticides, drugs and environmental pollutants. He worked in a variety of environments, including university, government, industry and private consulting. The equipment he developed, on which he holds U.S. and foreign patents - such as the Hall Electrolytic Conductivity Detector for gas chromatography - is used throughout the world for the analysis of these compounds.
He and his wife, Lynda, have resided in Cloudcroft for the past 19 years and have contributed to helping those with terminal illnesses find alternative, non-toxic treatments. Randy's extensive knowledge of organic compounds was invaluable in assessing the efficacy of treatments for a variety of illnesses. He gave much to the world and will be sorely missed. He was a man of integrity and honor, and deeply loved his family and humanity.
It has been said that Isaiah 57:1-2 could have been written about Randy:
"The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and kind men are taken away before their time, while no one understands that the righteous one is taken away from the presence of evil, he enters into peace. They who walk in integrity rest on their beds."
Survivors include his wife, Lynda, of the family home; two daughters, Stacey Bain and her husband, Kevin, of San Antonio, Texas, and Breanna Penn and her husband, Tim, of Las Cruces; five sons, Steven Hall, of Las Cruces, Darren Willett, of Ruidoso, Matt Willett and his wife, Tracey, of Cloudcroft, Kris Willett and his wife, Jurene, of Vancouver, Wash., and Jeff Hall, of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; a sister, Janice Zapata, and her husband, Manuel, of College Station; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in High Rolls with Pastor Joe Cantu officiating.
Interment will follow in the James Canyon Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 2 to May 19, 2009
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