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Obituary: Homer Leon Hale

Homer Leon Hale 1924 ~ 2005 Homer Leon Hale was born April 16, 1924 to Frank J. Hale and Mary P. Imlay Hale. He passed from this earth September 21, 2005. He grew up in Grantsville, Utah. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the Navy. Homer was stationed on the sea plane tender the USS Chandeleur. He spent 3 1/2 years on this ship in the Pacific Theater before returning to the United States. After the war was over he attended Utah State University where he majored and graduated in Aeronautical Engineering. He was always interested in aeronautics having attended summer school at Utah State while still in high school. Fall quarter of his first year at Utah State he met his wife to be, Earlene Atkinson. They dated that year and married on June 10, 1947. Earlene knew soon after their marriage that she would be a better person having Homer as her husband. This proved to be true. Homer and Earlene had three children, Michael (Lynda), Kathryn Moe (Tracy), Jennifer Carlisle (Scott). Seven grandchildren, Michael's children; Sean (Heidi), Stephanie (deceased), and Christopher. Kathryn's children, Matthew Steorts (Taunya), Lisa Juels (Rick). Jennifer's children, Toni and Tricia Carlisle; and four great-grandchildren. Homer was blessed by having two wonderful parents who directed the lives of their children so they could experience life to the fullest and know true joy. Homer's older brother, Jay Hale (Grantsville) preceded him in death recently. His younger sisters, Mary Hale Worthington (Grantsville), June Hale Warner (Grantsville), and LaRue Hale Brown (Orem, Ut). Homer's father introduced the outdoors to his two sons. Homer loved to hunt and fish. He liked to play golf and bowl. He shared these passions with his wife and children. He agreed to play Bridge with life long friends. For Homer, the friends were the joy. He spent his working years at Midgley Huber, Inc., as a salesman of heating and air-conditioning equipment, industrial and commercial buildings. He became a partner in this business, retiring in 1991. After retirement, Homer and Earlene traveled the world extensively visiting China, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, and Mexico. On Homer's 65th birthday he climbed the Great Wall of China and welcomed the birth of his youngest grandchild, Tricia. Of the seven grandchildren, two were born on his birthday, April 16th, the first being Sean. The family wishes to express our thankfulness to CareSource Hospice Center, 1624 E. 4500 S. SLC. We loved each person who came into our home. At the center their care could not have been better. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 12:00 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.