Dolores Schrader Hall was born in the home of her grandparents on Beatty Street in Medford, Oregon January 30, 1929. Her family moved to Prospect, Ore. shortly after her birth, where she lived until 1941, attending the one room schoolhouse where she easily made many friends.
In 1941, her father's job took the family to Coulee Dam, Washington during the construction of the Dam. In 1945, she moved to Redding, California to live with her father and spent the next 36 years there, working and raising her family.
In 1948, in Redding, she married Donald L Hammon. While in Redding, Dolores worked for the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper, and spent 20 years in radio broadcasting at KRDG radio station.
In 1973 Dolores married Stuart Hall, and they resided in Redding until their retirement, when they moved to Soldotna, Alaska, where she worked for a savings and loan. In 1986, they returned to the family home in Prospect, Ore., where they lived for 28 years. For the first ten years, she and her husband Stuart were snowbirds, spending the summer months in Prospect and traveling during the winter months to Lake Havasu, Arizona and occasionally into Mexico. In 2014, they moved to Orland, Calif. to be closer to family.
While growing up, Dolores’s interests included singing and dancing. She did exhibition ballroom dancing, square dancing and line dancing for many years, from her youth into her early retirement years. For many years no matter where she was living, she sang in the church choirs and performed in other groups, and always took an active role in volunteering whenever needed.
During the time she lived in Prospect, Dolores was an active member of the of the Lioness Club, and a past member of Home Extension, volunteering for the Deputy Sheriff’s Substation and the Food Pantry. In Redding she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she was a Stake President of the Young Women’s Organization covering an area from the Oregon border to Gridley. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Prospect, Oregon and was Senior Warden and Treasurer. She always had a strong belief in God, and in her savior, Jesus Christ.
Dolores leaves her husband, Stuart Hall of Orland, Calif.; daughter, Cheryl Gallo (Joe), Elk Grove, Calif.; sons, Dana Hammon (Julia), Simi Valley; Donald Hammon (Lina), San Francisco; stepdaughters, Beverley Londo (Joe), North Bend, Ore., and Marcie Baugher (Chris), Orland, Calif; brother, Jim Goode (Linn) of Central Point; and nephews, Jared Goode and Brian Goode (Danielle).
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Schrader and Alta M. (Nyross) Goode; stepfather, Ralph Goode; and stepmother, Jean Schrader.