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On February 28th, 2017, the gates of heaven opened up to Ouida Lou Morrow Hall. Her short, but long life of 99 years in this world came to a close. She is there reunited with her husband Bill and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born October 7, 1917 in Ellis County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Lee and Ethel Maxwell Morrow, three sisters Sue, Ann, and Jean. Survived by sister Jean's children, Ab Abernathy and Jean Ann Kidd. She graduated from Waxahachie High School. She took classes at Lon Morris College. Obtained a real estate license, and graduated from Nixon Business College and attended the Dale Carnegie Course. She was retired from Murray Corporation in Palestine. She was married to D.W. "Bill" Hall. Together they were married 56 years and 57 days upon Bill's death. They were residents of Ellis, Cherokee and Anderson Counties except during his service in the military. Their love for children and a gift they never received established Camp Cherokee on their farm just out of Jacksonville, Texas before moving to Palestine. In 1977 Bill and Ouida had new neighbors move in next door. The Rayner family was soon adopted by the Halls. It was that loving next door relationship that established the bond between David and Ouida in becoming what he called her "his Palestine Mom" and she calling him "her Palestine son". Bill and Ouida became the grandparents of Ashly, Marcie, and David IV.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Palestine. She attended regularly and was a Sunday school teacher. There was a joy that was expressed in the helping of people learn to read and write. She was known for speaking her mind. If anyone had an issue she would not hesitate to confront someone to get an answer. She loved to paint in her spare time. She expressed the love of simple things in her paintings. A special thanks to those who assisted in her care at the Sterling House and Cartmell Home for Aged.
A gravesite remembrance will be next to Bill at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Roselawn Park with Rev. Skip Birtman officiating.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com
Published on March 1, 2017
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