Archie E. Hall, 89 and a resident of Aberdeen for the past 57 years died on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Archie was born on July 20, 1923, in Bottineau, North Dakota to George E. and Etta L. (Pugh) Hall and was one of 11 children.
Following high school Archie joined the U.S. Navy on October 28, 1942, and was discharged on February 3, 1946, with the rank of Coxswain V6. Following his discharge he returned to North Dakota where he went to school to be an auto mechanic.
Archie and Bernadine A. Brager were married on February 5, 1949, in North Dakota and they celebrated there 63rd wedding anniversary last year. The couple moved to Aberdeen in 1956. After moving to Aberdeen he changed job skills and became a carpenter. He had worked for Fogde and Jensen Construction all around Western Washington and retired in 1985. He was a member of the Carpenters Union for 45 years.
Archie remodeled his own home and kept it up. He would help other people fixing up their property. Archie enjoyed taking care of his own cars and keeping them in top running condition.
Archie was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Aberdeen and had served on the Board of Trustees for 31 years.
Besides his wife Bernie at the family home he is survived by 2 sons, Jerry (Brenda) Hall of Shelton and Allen (Madonna) Hall of Sun City West, Arizona; sister, Florence Trebas of Bottineau, North Dakota; four grandchildren, Bailey, Eli, Bobby and Brandy; six great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Archie was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2515 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen. Donations can be made to the Church at P.O. Box 1957 in Aberdeen.
Cremations arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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