Robert (Bob) Terry Hall, 83, left this earth on September 18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho surrounded by his family. He was born on April 12, 1934 in Manti, Utah to Burton Terry Hall and Ramona Giles. He had four older step brothers and a little sister. He grew up in Manti, sledding down the Temple Hill in the winter and exploring the surrounding foothills. He grew up on a small farm and learned to appreciate nature, hard work, sacrifice, a loving family and a simple way of life. His father raised sheep and his mother was a school teacher.
His family moved to Murray, Utah near the end of World War II. He graduated from Murray High School in 1952 where he was involved in track, football and music. He met the love of his life, Geraldine Morris, while in high school. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1955.
His military career began in 1951 when he joined the Utah National Guard. His unit was activated during the Berlin Crisis. He was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and was commissioned “an officer and a gentleman” in June 1960. He attained the rank of Colonel and served with distinction as an Army officer until his retirement in July 1981, after 30 years of service.
He was hired by the American Cancer Society in 1966 as a field agent in Salt Lake City. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1972 and was transferred to Boise, Idaho to oversee the establishment and operation of the Breast Cancer Detection Center at St. Luke’s Hospital Mountain States Tumor Institute. From 1979 to 1983 he worked as Senior Controller and Bureau Chief in the Governor’s Office. He was an agent for New York Life Insurance Company from 1983-1996. During this time, he was recognized with numerous regional and national sales awards. He worked for Hewlett-Packard from 1990 to 1997 and managed the temporary work force at Jabil Circuit until 2001, when he retired.
He is survived by Gerrie, his wife and companion of 66 years; his sons Terry (Debra), David, CJ; daughters Janet Caufield and May Matlock (Brent); eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton Terry Hall and Ramona Giles; his step brothers, LeRoy Peterson, Keith Hall, Wayne Hall and Glade Hall; and his sister, Shirley Griffin.
Services will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at the LDS church at 11918 W. Ustick Road. There will be a viewing from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with the service following at 11:00 a.m. Burial service will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., with military honors.