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Donald Eugene Hall

d. April 30, 2023

Donald Eugene Hall finished his earthly journey, Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona.  Donald or Don, as many knew him, was born to Avard B. Hall and Ethel Jan Hulsey Hall.  He grew up in the White Mountains and helped on his father’s ranch throughout his early years especially until he got married.  He grew up going to school in Nutrioso, Eagar and St. Johns, Arizona.  He graduated high school from St. Johns High School and then served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sacramento, California. 

After his mission he attended Eastern Arizona College where he received his Associates of Arts degree, but most importantly he met his “beautiful red head, the love of his life” Debra Jan Winkler. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple and they just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past March. At the beginning of their marriage, he held a few jobs which included firefighter, worked at the Petrified Forest, truck driver, Deputy at the Sheriff’s Office, City of St. Johns water district worker and finally found his career at Salt River Project which he worked as a heavy-duty mechanic for 34 years and retired from there. He also volunteered as a firefighter in St. Johns.

During those years Donald and Debra had 3 children: Corey, Michelle and Monika which they raised for the majority of their young lives in St. Johns. Many people knew Donald as Don, Don-Don, Scoutmaster, Coach, 4-H leader, brother, uncle, Dad, and Papa. 

Donald and Debra moved to Apache Junction, Arizona in 1999 and had a wonderful life there surrounded by family and friends.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for his entire life and served in many callings and assignments. He loved always being on a lake fishing or even hunting up in the White Mountains.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Avard B Hall, mother, Ethel Jane Hulsey Hall, granddaughter, Mihaela Lowery, father-in-law, James Rufus Winkler and brother-in-law, Russell Winkler.

He is survived by many who love him and will miss him dearly. These include his wife, Debra Jan Hall (Winkler), Corey (Michelle) Hall, Michelle (Javier) Garcia, Monika (Michael) Lowery, mother-in-law, Janice Hatch Winkler, step mother-in-law, Katherine Winkler, sister, Rossland (Stanley) Trull, brother-in-law, Rodney Winkler, grandkids, Austin Ross, Chelsey Garcia, Makaden Lowery, Bailey Garcia, Masen Lowery, Javier “JD” Garcia, Madysen Lowery, Maxten Lowery, Madden Lowery, Madelyn Lowery, Kathryn (Miguel) Magallanes, Frank Valdez, Anthony (Rosie) Valdez, and his nieces and nephews. 

A public viewing will be held in his honor, Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Bunker Funeral Home, 3529 E University Dr. in Mesa from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alpine Cemetery.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alpine Cemetery

U.S. 180, Alpine, AZ

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