WALLA WALLA - Wilbur W. Hall, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater.
Mr. Hall was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Flint, Mich., to Archie and Celia McDougall Hall, one of five children. In 1936 the family moved to the Northwest and they settled in Spokane, Wash., in the later '30s. He attended and completed his schooling in the Central Valley School system. He entered the Navy Seabees in 1951 and was called to active duty in 1952. He was stationed on the Aleutian and Philippine Islands.
After receiving his honorable discharge he came to the Walla Walla Valley and met his wife to be, Donna Johnson. They were married in 1958 in Walla Walla. He worked in the mortgage business in this area and other locations for several years. In 1995 he started a construction inspection service until his retirement in 2005, at which time the Halls returned to Walla Walla.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Donna of Walla Walla; daughter Lisa Luther of Bend; brother Glen Hall of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; one grandson; and two nephews and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Hall, and sisters Jean Craigen, Marge Goodman and Evelyn Sollien.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home.