Wilma Irene Hall

Wilma Irene Hall, 85, of Longview died Dec. 5, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center.

She was born in Astoria, Ore., on July 21, 1932, to Stanley and Sylvia (Hegstad) Petersen. She went to school on Puget Island and attended Columbia Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., where she graduated in 1950.

In 1951 Wilma married Ray Bauer and they moved to Kennewick, Wash., where she was employed by Columbia Basin College. Wilma was secretary to the dean of students and later manager of the bookstore. After retirement she moved to Puget Island where she farmed and worked part-time at the Wahkiakum Treasure’s Office. She and Ray later divorced.

In 1993, Wilma married Darrel Hall and moved to Longview. He preceded her in death earlier this year. Wilma was a lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She and Darrel loved traveling the world doing missionary work.

Wilma is survived by two daughters, Betti Kaste (Dan) and Linda Seaberg (Dean); three step-children, Helen Smith, Bradley Hall (Janna), and Florence Lacey (Stephen); two sisters, Ardis Heinrich and Diane Tover; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren.

A celebration of Wilma’s life is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Journey SDA Church in Kelso.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the SDA Project Patch.

Dowling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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