Gertrude Ann Hall


May 25, 1935 – July 14, 2019

Gertrude (Trudy) Ann Hall, a longtime resident of Blaine WA, passed away July 14, 2019. 

Trudy was born in Des Moines Iowa, May 25, 1935 to David and Anna Caroline (Briggs) McBurney. Trudy was raised in a Catholic orphanage. Soon after high school she joined the Air Force and was stationed at McCord Air Force base in Tacoma, Washington where she met her husband Anthony (Tony) John Hall.

After the Air Force, they settled down in Othello, Washington where they raised their four children. In 1980, they relocated to Blaine, Washington. Trudy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine. She enjoyed Bible study and was a member of L.W.M.L. and on the fellowship committee. In 2011, Trudy moved back to Des Moines where she lived until her passing. 

In Trudy’s early 60s she found a new passion…painting. She painted many portraits of family members and recently found joy in making greeting cards. Trudy was a snappy dresser and known for her fun hats. Trudy loved life and lived it to its fullest. Her love for the Lord shown through to everyone she came in contact with. 

Trudy is survived by three children, Theresa (Clyde) Stephenson, Dennis (Patsy) Hall, Jerry (Gina) Hall; son-in-law Ray Klamn; brother and sister-in-law Ken & Christine Hall along with 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony J. Hall, daughter Stephanie Klamn and brother Larry L. Pierce.

A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, 4504 California Trail, Blaine, WA, October 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. A reception to follow at Blaine Harbor Boating Center, 235 Marine Dr., Blaine, WA 98230.


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