Evelyn Beth Hall went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2020. She was born in Mohall, North Dakota, on October 15, 1919, to Harvey and Mary Marks McCain. She had two older siblings, Vera and Lloyd, and grew up on a farm with her own horse. The school bus was a horse-drawn wagon. After graduating from high school in Mohall, where she was her class president and head cheerleader, a woman ahead of her time, she moved to California where she attended Merritt Business School. Evelyn married O. Duane Hall in 1939 and they spent most of their married life in the city of Martinez and raised two sons, Kenneth D. Hall and Dr. Robert M. Hall. She was a great cook, especially appreciated for fine pies and large family feasts.
After the Duane’s death in 2000, Evelyn moved to Virginia where she was a resident of The Chesapeake Retirement Community in Newport News, Virginia, where she had many friends but was best friends with Margaret Roebuck and Frank Royalty. Evelyn attended Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia, and enjoyed being a member of the Frank Webster Class. She, however, retained her membership in the First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Martinez, California.
Kenneth passed away in 2009, leaving his surviving wife, Teri Hall of Canoga Park, California; and their children, Cristina Hall DeCiancio (husband Ken and Emily) and Kenneth D. Hall, Jr. and Rose Hall-Kim (husband, Steve and Ryan and Ashley). Robert survives as does his wife, Elisabeth, of Yorktown; and their children, Katie Hall Parker (husband, Evan and Joy, Jack, Joe, Josh, Faith, and Victor) and Susan Hall Michael (husband, Graham and Evie, Abby, Selah, and Noah). Other surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Bernice Hall of Cameron Park, California; and her children, Janice, Elizabeth, Christine, and David, as well as a niece-in-law, Pat McCain of Crockett, California.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Chesapeake, who took great care of Evelyn while she was in Independent Living and particularly loved on her when she was in its Health Care facility. The Chesapeake staff was wonderful, friendly, and loving. Particularly helpful were Chris, Amy, Kathy, Rowena, Beverly, Keshanie, Marian, Mary, Helen, and Tiffany. And a special thanks to Evelyn’s companion, Olivia, who provided fun, kindness, and advocacy.