Memorials, 0217 WYBJ, Vol. 40 No. 1. 56

Author:Don H. Hall


Vol. 40 No. 1 Pg. 56

Wyoming Bar Journal

February, 2017

Don H. Hall

Former County and Circuit Court Judge Don H. Hall, or "Judge Hall", as everyone fondly called him, passed away on Friday, December 30,2016, at the age of 80, after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the past two years. At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home and Crematory.

Judge Hall was born on August 29, 1936, to parents Leslie and Margue-rita Hall, the third of four sons. He was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954. After attending Sheridan Community College, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and served most of his tour of duty in Greenland, receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in 1961.

After his military service, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and met his future wife, Delores Ford.They married on March 17,1962, in Denver, Colorado, and celebrated 54 years of marriage this year. After a few years in Denver, Don decided to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law, and completed his Juris Doctorate degree there in 1968. He worked for a number of state agencies after obtaining his law degree, including the Wyoming Community College Commission, the Wyoming Game and Fish, the Wyoming Attorney General, and at the University of Wyoming, providing legal coordination services.

In 1978 Don and wife Delores, and sons Steve and Greg, moved to Lander, Wyoming, where he entered private practice with John Vidakovich and later the law firm of David Hooper. He also worked as the Fremont County Public Defender, for several years, and the family moved to Riverton, Wyoming, in 1978...

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