Sandra Lee Hall

  • Born: June 16, 1941
  • Died: May 11, 2014
  • Location: Indio, California

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Sandra Lee Hall, 72 of Indio, CA peacefully passed into the hands of her Heavenly Father with her family at her side on May 11, 2014 after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The daughter of Howard H. Hough and Virginia M. Hough she was born on June 16, 1941 in El Centro, CA. She graduated from Imperial High School. She attended Westmont College where she met her future husband. She also attended Long Beach State University before her marriage to James O. Hall. After the marriage she attended and graduated from Sacramento State University. She received her teaching credential from San Jose State University and taught 4th and 5th grade in the Evergreen School District in San Jose until her first child was born. She loved teaching young children and they loved her in return. Her first two children were born in San Jose. After living 9 years in the San Jose area she joined her husband as he was transferred to Japan for a tour of duty in the Tokyo area where her third child was born. Sucessive Tours of duty for her husband took her to Virginia Beach, VA, to Brunswick, Maine where her fourth child was born, to Hawaii where she returned to teaching at the Mililani Baptist preschool, to Mission Viejo where she continued teaching at the Mission Viejo Christian Church preschool.

Her passion was her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her time and enerty to her family, neighbors and community. She enjoyed and traveled extensively with her husband and children visiting Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and China in the Western Pacific. In the East she traveled to Greece, Italy, Turkey and the Greek Islands. In the USA, National Parks were her favorite places to visit.

After her husband's retirement from the Navy, the family resettled in Moorpark, CA where her husband worked in the satellite operations business. While there she served as the President of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. Her and her husband bought a second home in Heritage Palms Indio.
She is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Tamara M. Johnsen of Santa Barbara, CA and sons, James O. Hall, Jr. of Woodland Hills, CA, Eric A. Hall of Camarillo, CA and Matthew T. Hall of Fremont, CA and grandchildren Brodie, Ashton, Claire, Paige, Grace and brother Stephen Hough of Dayton, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Virginia Hough.

She will be buried in the Riverside National Cemetery on May 23, 2014. A celebration of Life will occur in Camarillo, CA during the month of June. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jim and family..........Please be assured of our prayers during these days. Sandy was a wonderful person ( wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend), a special lady with many talents...and she will be missed. "GOD BLESS YOU ALL"

Posted by LaRolf McCoin - Oregon City, OR - Cousin   June 03, 2014

Dear Jim,
Lucy & I send our condolences to you and all the Family during this difficult time. George & Lucy.

Posted by George L. Watt & Lixing Luo - Vancouver, BC. Canada   May 22, 2014

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sandy for over 50 years. Those that did not know Sandy in her earlier years truly missed out. She was an excellent friend, sister-in-law, bike riding partner, tennis playing, Frisbee thrower and all around good sport. She also liked her catsup and fries with a Harvey's burger. Sandy had talents that many will never know and was accomplished at just about everything she set her mind towards. She was skilled as an artist and as a teacher. She was a perfect wife for my brother who certainly tested her resolve on more than one occasion. She came through admirably and was a wonderful complement for him. Sandy's biggest fear was that she would succumb to Alzheimers like her father. Unfortunately that fear became a reality and her latter years were quite unpleasant. It is an insidious disease. I know that Sandy is in a much better place now and I am proud to have known her and on occasion been able to help her along in her life. She is already missed and I hope she is visiting with my wife now.

Posted by Tim Hall - Pioneer, CA - Sandy is my sister-in-law   May 22, 2014