NELMA TAIPALE HALL
88, our beloved mother and grandmother “Mimi”, died peacefully on July 29, 2009 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Eveleth, MN on January 4, 1921. She graduated from the university in St. Cloud, MN with a degree in English. While waiting for her husband to return from WWII, she got a job on the local radio station in Virginia, MN and had very fond memories of that time. She and her husband and sons moved to Phoenix in 1952 and she was a very active stay-at-home Mom. When not helping out at her boys’ schools, she volunteered for the Toby House Guild and the Kachina Woman’s Club. She is predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Hall and sons Stephen Hall and Scott Hall. She is survived by her son, Terry F. Hall, his wife Lisa and their daughters Sarah and Katie Hall. Also surviving are daughter-in-law Annabelle Hall, grandson Reid Hall Maya and granddaughter Ryan Sullivan Brandon; great granddaughter Leigh Sullivan, great grandson Oren Sullivan and great grandson Stephen Hall. Nelma was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and will be missed very much. Private services held. In lieu of flowers donations can be made
to the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.