Doris W. Hall

Doris W. HallLongtime Ridgecrest resident Doris W. Hall passed away peacefully in her Ridgecrest home on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was 82.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 16 , at the Historic USO Building.

Doris was born in Mineola, N.Y., on April 12, 1930, to William and Phyllis White. She graduated from Baldwin High School in Baldwin, N.Y., and first attended Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W. Va. She then went on to Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., where she received a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1952.

She was united in marriage to John D. Hall on May 14, 1956 in Elkston, Md.

Doris had an unwavering faith in God and was an active member of All Souls Episcopal Church. She was also a volunteer with the Pink Ladies Volunteer Auxiliary at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for more than 25 years, logging over 4,700 volunteer hours. She is remembered for always having a smile on her face and being in good humor. She was a Ridgecrest resident for 42 years.

Doris was a homemaker and very loving mother, spouse and friend who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She enjoyed traveling, wildlife, crossword and Sudoku puzzles, playing bridge with friends and volunteering as often as she could. She was very generous in her support of numerous charitable organizations.

Her granddaughter Tracy lovingly cared for her the last four months of her life, along with other in-home-care nurses. The family gives them and everyone else who cared for Doris their greatest gratitude.

Doris is survived by her two sons, Pete Hall of Caspar, Calif., and James Hall and his wife, Tanya, of Windermere, Fla. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Debora and five grandchildren, Chris and Tracy of Eugene, Ore., and Nicholas, Isabella and Elizabeth of Windermere.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, John D. Hall, her parents and her sister, Virginia White.

The family asks that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to All Souls Episcopal Church in Ridgecrest (contact Ruth Eller at 760-382-4922) or the Pink Ladies Volunteer Auxiliary at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (contact Barbara Martin at 760 375-4860).

Submitted by the family of Doris W. Hall

Story First Published: 2013-02-20