Donald Eugene Hall finished his early journey on April 30, 2023, in Mesa, AZ. Donald or Don as many knew him, was born to Avard B Hall and Ethel Jan Hulsey Hall. He grew up in the White Mountains and helped on his father’s ranch throughout his early years especially until he got married. He grew up going to school in Nutrioso, Eagar, and St. Johns, Arizona. He graduated high school from St. Johns High School and then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento, California.
After his mission, he attended Eastern Arizona College where he received his Associates of Arts degree, but most importantly he met his “beautiful red head, the love of his life” Debra Jan Winkler. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple, and they just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past March. At the beginning of their marriage, he held a few jobs which included Fire Fighter, worked at the Petrified Forest, Truck Driver, Deputy at the Sheriff’s Office, City of St. Johns water district worker, and finally found his career at Salt River Project which he worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic for 34 years and retired from there. He also volunteered as a Firefighter in St. Johns, AZ.
During those years. Donald and Debra had 3 children: Corey, Michelle, and Monika which they raised for the majority of their young lives in St. Johns, AZ. Many people knew Donald as Don, Don-Don, Scoutmaster, Coach, 4-H leader, Brother, Uncle, Dad, and Papa. Donald and Debra moved to Apache Junction, AZ in 1999 and had a wonderful life there surrounded by family and friends. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for his entire life and served in many callings and assignments. He loved always being on a lake fishing or even hunting up in the White Mountains.
Donald was preceded in death by his father Avard B Hall, mother Ethel Jane Hulsey Hall, granddaughter Mihaela Lowery, father in law James Rufus Winkler, and brother in law Russell Winkler. He is survived by many who love him and will miss him dearly. These include his wife Debra Jan Hall (Winkler), Corey (Michelle) Hall, Michelle (Javier) Garcia, Monika (Michael) Lowery, his Mother in Law Janice Hatch Winkler, step Mother in Law Katherine Winkler, his sister Rossland (Stanley) Trull, his brother in Law Rodney Winkler. Grandkids: Austin Ross, Chelsey Garcia, Makaden Lowery, Bailey Garcia, Masen Lowery, Javier Garcia (JD), Madysen Lowery, Maxten Lowery, Madden Lowery, Madelyn Lowery, and Kathryn (Miguel) Magallanes, Frank Valdez, Anthony (Rosie) Valdez, a few grand kids, nieces, and nephews.
A public viewing will be held in his honor on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Bunker Funeral Home at 3529 E University Dr in Mesa from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm. His graveside burial service will be held at the Alpine Cemetery on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.