Arthur C. Hall

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  • "Mr. Hall must, indeed, have been a very fine man. I knew..."
    - Carol Grubb
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Arthur C. Hall Born November 23, 1909 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, died peacefully in his home September 13, 2005, surrounded by his family. He attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP) and graduated from Stanford University in 1929 with a B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering. During the Depression he was employed as a hydrographer with the International Boundary Commission. He then joined American Smelting & Refining Company (ASARCO) with whom he worked for 36 years in Mexico, Peru and the American Southwest. He was instrumental in the opening of the large Toquepala Copper Mine in Peru and served as the first Managing Director of the Southern Peru Copper Corporation. He played a major role in the development of the Mission Mine Complex South of Tucson. Following his retirement he lectured at the University of Arizona on management. He was proud to have been among the first members of the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. He was also a Director of the Arizona Heritage Foundation. He was appointed to the Arizona Water Quality Commission as well as the Pima County Clean Air Council. He was a member of the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and the Southwest Mining Foundation. He belonged to the Tucson Country Club and the Quail Valley Tennis Club, where he enjoyed playing tennis with the gang until his 90th birthday. While in his 80's he authored two books on his experiences in Mexico and Peru. He loved conversation and his incredible memory provided a wealth of stores and history to family and friends which were shaped by his keen sense of humor. He was quietly generous to the community as well as to friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Helen Neel Hall. He is survived by his son, Neel (Ellie) Hall; grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Reynolds, David (Christy) of Tucson, Mark (Gosia) of Krakow, Poland, Michael (Bridget) of Tuolumne, CA, and John of Sonoita; also three great-grandchildren, Megan and Damian of Tuolumne and Sarah of Tucson; and his faithful and loving caregivers. The family is further appreciatve of the excellent assistance provided by the Tucson Medical Center Hospice. No immediate services are planned, the family suggests any memorials be made to St. Lukes Home In the Desert, 615 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85705 or your favorite charity.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 14, 2005