HALL MAYFIELD SIMONS
October 25, 1921 ~ February 11, 2017
Hall Mayfield Simons, son of Lloyd and Irene Simons (nee Hall), was born October 25th, 1921 in Nampa, ID.
Hall moved to Portland in 1926 and attended Irvington and Beaumont grade schools and Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1939.
Hall was an alumni of Willamette University class of 1943 and graduated from U of O in 1946 with a BA in Marketing and International trade.
In 1942, he was enlisted into the Navy as a flight cadet and graduated as an Ensign from Pensacola, Florida in March 1943.
While at his first duty station NAS Wildwood, NJ, he met his wife to be, Elizabeth Mary Johnson at a USO dance in Cape May, NJ.
Bettie and Hall were married, August 23rd, 1943 at the Cape May Presbyterian church by a Navy Lutheran Chaplain. Hall and Bettie lived in Portland, OR from 1953 to 1978 when they moved to Mission Viejo, CA, where they resided in the winter. They spent their summers at their condo in Vancouver, WA. They eventually became permanent residents.
Hall founded a manufacturer's representative company in Portland in 1953 and over time, encompassed 13 western states. Hall was in the Toy and Sporting goods business both domestic and international.
He leaves to mourn, his daughter, Sherry Anne Warshauer; his son, Glen Hall Simons; adult grandchildren, Bill Simons, Kimberly Chose, Kristi Lang-Brown, and Angela Simons; and great-grandchildren, Tiana Simons, Nathan Chose, Ryan Chose, Asher Brown, and Liam Brown.
Memorial service will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12513 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington, 98684 Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Family internment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon.
Memorials may be directed as follows: Council for the Homeless (write WHO in memo) or enclose a note it is for WHO. Gifts should be mailed to: CFTH, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 12, 2017