Lee “Steve” Hall was born in Salem, Oregon on March 15,
1952 to Melvin Lee Hall and Virginia Lee Ruby. He grew
up in the Stayton area and attended Stayton High School where
he enjoyed and excelled at football and basketball.
Steve would graduate from Stayton High School with the Class
graduating, Steve worked in the woods as a choker setter for a
while until he and three of his high school buddies went to
Hawaii, where they lived on the beach for several months --
first in a cave along the beach and eventually on the beach
itself or in a tree house they built from items collected on
and surrounding the beach. After returning to the Stayton
area, in November 1974 Steve married Jackie Mayes and later
moved to southern California. While in California, his son
Josh was born. Steve returned to Oregon in 1979 and
returned to driving truck in the construction industries. He
and Jackie divorced sometime later. In the early 80’s he met
Denise Muise in Mill City, Oregon and they started dating. The
two soon hit it off and would marry February 1983 in Gates,
Oregon. After living in Lyons for a short period of time,
Steve and Denise settled in Mill City. He continued to drive
trucks throughout his working career including dump trucks,
lowboys and log trucks, racking up well over 40 years of
experience before his retirement in 2014.
loved the sport of drag racing; both watching and
participating. In the mid-1990s to mid-2000’s, he
would often head to the Woodburn Dragstrip with his ‘73 Cuda
where his wife Denise would help as his pit crew. The
two of them would also head down to Bakersfield, California to
attend the Annual California Hot Rod Reunion or the March Meet
at the Famoso Dragstrip whenever they could. Steve also
enjoyed going to car shows -- really if anything had to do
with hot rods, he was there. After retiring, he spent
much of his time in his shop doing autobody work and painting
cars and working in his yard. He was a stickler for having a
well-groomed lawn and landscape.
22, 2019 Steven Lee Hall passed away at home in Mill City,
Oregon with his wife by his side. He was preceded in
death by his mother Virginia Frank and sister-in-law Sherry
Hall. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Denise;
son, Josh (Tera) Hall; Grandchildren, Aubrey Hall and Alexis
Hall; Father Melvin Hall; Brothers, Mike Hall, Kevin (Michele)
Hall, Bryan (Debbie) Hall; Sister, Kathy (Joe) Wainman; many
nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Neil Choate.
will be a Celebration of Life Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:00
p.m. at the Mill City Eagles Lodge located at 640 SW Broadway
in Mill City.
of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or
Mill City Fire Department. Please leave online condolences for
Steven on his memorial page at Weddle-Funeral.com.