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Frederick Columbus Hall PhD

Happy Valley, Oregon

Apr 19, 1927 – Dec 5, 2019


April 19, 1927
December 5, 2019
Happy Valley, Oregon


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Neptune Society - Portland Obituary

Frederick Columbus Hall (age 92) died in his home on December 5, 2019. He was born to Nelson Clarence and Carol Conlee Hall on April 19, 1927 in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He is survived by his spouse of 35 years Ginger Potter-Hall, his two children Wayne F. Hall and Connie A. Hatley, four...

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Fred's willingness to help a young forester learn about meadow plant identification and ecology in the Three Sisters Wilderness, McKenzie RD, was extremely helpful to me.

I remember talking with Fred when I was n La Grande and Dale [1964-1972] about Pine Mgt I was interested in how fire was a part of Pine Forests. Fred was very good to talk to the Foresters in the field. A great person and a person really interested in forests.
Jim Davidson Dufur OR

In 1973 Fred bucked decades of USFS tradition and hired me (a woman) to do ecological work, which turned into a career full of adventure, challenges and satisfaction. I am so grateful for his friendship and mentoring over the years - he was an innovator ahead of his time, and a champion for good land management. Plus, a very entertaining guy! He truly left a legacy that will outlast us all. Rest in peace, my friend.

Fred was 94 and I Jeanette Jacobson Thompson am 85. So Fred was my first cousin for many years. We were not able to see each other too much as back in those days we all did not do much traveling. His mother and my mother were sisters. It was nice we were able to see him a few times during that time. My husband Max and I were able to visit 5 years ago and so happy we did at the time. Jeanette

Fred was a wonderful neighbor - we loved living next door to he and Ginger. Always a nice visit on the deck watching the wildlife and boats go by. We appreciated his love of photography as well. Ginger, our thoughts are with your during this difficult time of transition.

Fred was my neighbor and my friend.Fair winds and following seas my friend. Ken B. Pdx Or

Ginger, just read Fred's obituary. What an amazing lifetime of accomplishments. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Elyse and Jeff Gilbert

Fred made a big impact on my life both personally and professionally. The work that he did in the USFS Ecology Program was ground-breaking and enduring. His observations of disturbance and succession have be instrumental in informing our discussions about fire regimes and restoration of eastern OR forests. I will miss him but know that every time I'm out in the forest, he is with me!! Stephen Fitzgerald