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Marlo Alwil Hall

April 10, 1937 – January 6, 2018

Turner – Marlo, 80, was born in Bemidji, Minnesota April 10, 1937. He liked to tell about having a paper route in the cold, needing his sister ReNaye to help pull the sled when delivering the Sunday paper. Marlo’s family moved to Albany, OR when he was 12 years old, August 1948. August of 1953, the family moved to Sweet Home, where he graduated from High School.

While in Sweet Home, he worked at George’s Auto Parts Store and a gas station. From Sweet Home he went to Whitefish, Montana to work as a surveyor. He then moved to Seattle, Washington to work for Boeing Aircraft as a Draftsman on the Bomarc missile. He attended the University of Washington, took up scuba diving, and got married to Mary Jane Dunham. From Seattle, he moved back to Oregon and went to work for the Bureau of Land Management as a surveyor. He attended the University of Oregon, bought property in Turner and had two children. He moved his family to Turner in 1963 and built our present home around 1974.

Marlo went to work for the State of Oregon, working at Maclaren School for Boys and then for the Vocational Rehabilitation Division. While at Vocational Rehabilitation, he set up a program to take rehabilitation clients to do maintenance work for the Marian Home which was owned by three Catholic Nuns. He went to work for them for a few years, himself. When the Marian Home sold to the present owners, Marlo went back to work for the State as a Voc. Rehab. Counselor. He managed the dorms, kitchen, and janitorial crews as they learned work skills.

He also attended Monmouth College of Education, as well, during this timeframe. He also became a Universal Life Minister. He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the Turner Fire Department, and also the Volunteer Certified Emergency Medical Technician for the Turner Fire Department. He always liked to continue to learn. He retired from the State of Oregon in 1990. He spent his retirement years with his many animals, grandkids, birds, orchard, and gardening. He learned to make wine, which he really enjoyed. He like to listen to talk radio, and direct the rest of us in our many tasks.

He had cancer surgery in 2013, but would not let the doctors do more than remove a tumor. He then had a good five years and got to pass away in the home he built. He is missed.

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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