1950 ~ 2015
Jay Hall returned peacefully to his Father in Heaven November
14, 2015 at the home of his daughter in Colorado Springs
with his wife Anita by his side. He fought a 27-year battle
with a brain tumor and during his last course of treatment
succumbed to acute heart failure.
He was born in Ogden Utah. Shortly after his birth the
family moved to Ontario, Oregon where he lived until he
graduated high school and then attended Brigham Young University
in Provo, Utah. He served two years as a missionary for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the East
Central States/Kentucky Tennessee Mission from 1969 to 1971.
He met Anita Vaughn in Kentucky and they were married for
time and all eternity in the Ogden Temple on March 25, 1972.
To their union four children were born whom they raised
in New Albany, Indiana and Frankfort, Kentucky. He was a
journeyman tool and die maker specializing in plastic injection
He was a simple man, kind, gentle, and loving husband and
father. He served in several bishoprics as a counselor over
the years but his real love and concern was for the young
men programs. He worked with the missionaries as ward mission
leader, served as Explorer Scout leader and Cub Master,
and Young Men president dedicating many years in church
service. He was a wonderful example of humble and selfless
service to others his entire life.
He was a boat builder. He built many custom kayaks and
sailboats with the assistance of his son and all of his
scouts over the years and had many adventures on the lakes
and rivers of beautiful Kentucky. His main passion was fishing.
He always said that being outside in the fresh air standing
by the water with the sun shining was the best way to soothe
one's soul. Pure joy.
He is preceded in death by his parents Keith Birch Hall
and Edith June Quigley and an older brother David whom he
will meet for the first time in heaven.
He is survived by his loving wife Anita and four children
Renee (Eric) Mercer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Angela
(Todd) Morrill of Heber City, Utah; Kevin (Katy) Hall of
North Ogden, Utah and Cara Jean (Marc) Means of Katy, Texas.
Grandchildren Tyler, Daniel, EJ and Russell Mercer, Vivian,
Lucas and Cameron Morrill, Wesley, Spencer, Alaina and Christine
Hall, and Eva, Noah, Charlotte and June Means. Three brothers
Kenneth Hall of Lincoln, California, Steve Hall of Winnemucca,
Nevada, Robert Hall of Layton, Utah, two sisters Ilene Painter
of Layton, Utah and Sandy Wilkes of Hono Kaa, Hawaii.
"Wherefore, fear not even unto death; for in this
world your joy is not full, but in me your joy is full.”
Doctrine & Covenants 101:36
We love you and miss you! We will see you in eternity.
Families are Forever.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 23, 2015
at 10:00 am at the Manila 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 1320 West
3540 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family and friends may
call on Sunday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Warenski Funeral
Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and again
on Monday morning at the church from 8:30 to 9:30 am prior
to services. Interment will at the Hyrum City Cemetery,
550 East Main Street, Hyrum, Utah.