HORACE MARK HALL III

Horace Mark Hall III, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on November 21, 2018. His death was the result of complications from an infection.

HM (Hoddy) was born in Seattle, Washington on April 19th, 1929, to Horace M. Hall II and Edith Graiff. As an only child, HM was raised in Seattle and spent most of his childhood summers on Hood Canal where the family owned property and built a summer home. HM shared many stories of the mischievous adventures he and his childhood friends enjoyed during summers at the Canal.

Following graduation from Garfield High School, HM joined and served in the US Marine Corp and was stationed in Port Hueneme, CA. – a joint Marine and Naval Base. Once he finished his military career, he returned to the Seattle area where he began a construction business and worked as a successful general contractor for 40 years.

HM met the love of his life, Mary Ann Holland, while attending Garfield High School. HM’s father observed the blossoming fondness between Mary and Hoddy and advised his son, “Don’t let this one get away”. They were married on July 9th, 1952, and shared nearly 65 years together.

HM and Mary lived in Seattle briefly after they were married and settled on Mercer Island in 1958, where they raised their children. The family enjoyed, skiing, hiking, summers boating in the San Juan Islands and treasured times at Hood Canal. Their adventures included traveling the country in their RV, as well as exploring the world through cruising.

HM was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his children, William, John (Cathie), Susan Hall-Dowd, and Mark (Pat), his seven granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris) Pugel, Michelle and Kayley Hall, Analeise and Caitlin Dowd and Katie (Stephen) and Becca Hall, and one great-granddaughter, Ava Pugel.

HM treasured his many close friends. He was honest, hardworking, and generous – always offering his help. We will miss his humor, his smile and his many stories.

Remembrances can be made to Garfield Golden Grads, PO Box 55065 or the Salvation Army. A memorial service will be held on December 11th at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Avenue SE Mercer Island WA 98040.

For additional information visit www.bartonfuneral.com

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