Viola A. Hall

Viola A. Hall

Oct. 27, 1929-March 22, 2015

Viola A. Hall, 85, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 22, 2015, with loved ones by her bedside, after suffering for several years with multiple medical problems.

She was born on Sunday, Oct. 27, 1929, in Montavilla, Ore., to Mac and Ann (Farier) Lear. She was the middle kid with 13 brothers and sisters. Viola graduated from the Montavilla Vestal School and then went on to nurse’s training in Gresham, Ore., and obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in Portland. 

She worked for the Providence Hospital system in the Neonatal Care Unit, as a nutritionist and then became a paramedic, making lifesaving ambulance runs. She retired in 1997 after her second 20-year career with the Hotel Motel Workers Union in Anchorage.

During her life, Viola had lived in Portland, Gresham and Sandy, Ore.; Troy and Libby, Mont., and Anchorage, Anchor Point and Kenai, Alaska.

Viola was an active member of the Anchor Point Senior Center and served as its president in 2010. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, served on the Anchor Point Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She enjoyed cooking and cookbooks, reading, playing cards and bingo, and spending time with her friends.

Viola is survived by her sister, Helen of Portland, Ore.

Viola’s graveside service was held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Anchor Point Cemetery, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

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