Fred Hall
Fred Hall

Obituary of Fred Floyd Hall

Fred Floyd Hall, born on March 16, 1950 has passed away on Friday May 29, 2020 at a local hospital in Boise, Idaho.

Fred was born in Ellendale, North Dakota to James and Ruby Hall. Shortly after Fred’s arrival, the Hall Family move to the West Los Angeles area where they live for seven years. In 1957, the Hall family moved to Idaho after vacationing there in 1956 and falling in love with the area. In 1965, they returned to Victorville, California where James and Ruby opened a restaurant/bar called The Lazy 3.  Fred worked in the Lazy 3 helping his family.

He graduated from Victorville High School in 1968. In 1969, Fred enlisted in the United States Navy. He served abord the USS Princeton and USS Iwo Jima and was aboard them when they picked up Apollo 10 and Apollo 13. He was also a Vietnam War Veteran earning several medals, including the bronze star.

He had met the love of his life Kathleen Gilley and they were married in 1973, in Canyon Country California. Soon after getting married, the couple moved to Idaho. In 1975, they welcomed their first daughter, Sherry. In 1978, the three moved back to California. In 1979, they welcomed their only son, Dustin. Shortly after the arrival of Dustin, the family of four moved back to Boise, Idaho. In 1981, they welcomed their last child Kristin.

Fred worked in many different roles at Zilog for over 23 years. He ended his working years at Oxarc, where he retired in 2012.

 

Fred was preceded in death by his parents James and Ruby Hall, his brother Gary Hall, his father-in-law James Gilley, and his brother-in-law James Gilley.

 

Fred leaves behind his wife Kathleen Hall, his children Sherry (Jed) Johnson, Dustin (Stacy) Hall, and Kristin (Bryan) Rensvold. His grandchildren: Ashton, Carter, Hailey, Bryce, Austin, Owen, and Ian. His mother-in-law Ruth Gilley. His brother James Hall, sister Barbara Burkett, brother-in-law Keith (Shirley) Gilley, Jeff Gilley, and sister-in-law Tammy Gilley. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many many friends.

 

Fred devoted his life to his family and friends and never met a stranger. He loved to be behind a BBQ or smoker to the delight of anyone invited to dinner.  He was an incredible woodworker and spend many hours building furniture.  Having lived his teenage years in Southern California in the 1960s, Fred loved the Beach Boys.

 

Fred was a devoted husband who was married to Kathy for 47 years. The only thing Fred loved more than being a father was being a grandfather.

 

Through his entire life Fred comforted everyone with his sense of humor. This is how he will be remembered by his family and friends.  The countless laughs he provided will be his legacy.

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