Ignacio resident Wilma Grace Hall died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. She was 76.
Mrs. Hall was born to William R. and Grace Victoria Horton on Oct. 7, 1935, in Wiggins in northeastern Colorado. She was the youngest of six children.
The Horton family later moved to the Crawford/Hotchkiss area, where she attended grammar school in Hotchkiss and graduated from high school in Delta. She studied medical transcription after graduation.
In 1957, she married Ace K. Hall in Lucedale, Miss., while Mr. Hall was stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Command in Florida. The marriage later ended in divorce.
The Halls had three children and raised them in Ventura, Calif.
While living in Ventura, Mrs. Hall worked in the family business, General Cleanup Construction. She was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star and worked with youth organizations DeMolay International and Job’s Daughters International. She also worked as a retail clerk for Montgomery Ward for several years.
In 1995, she moved to Durango to be near her children and grandchildren.
“She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and was eager to give a helping hand whenever a need arose,” her family said. “While working at Walmart in Durango, she made many friends. She enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Durango with her many friends.”
Mrs. Hall is survived by her children William K. Hall of Durango and K. Canon Hall and Beverly S. Hall, both of Ignacio; sister Mabel Blakeman of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, June 7, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Durango. The Rev. Jeff Huber officiated.