Hazel May Hall; Retired Registered Nurse

Hazel May Hall, who worked as a registered nurse in Glendale hospitals for 26 years, has died in Glendale. She was 84.

Mrs. Hall died Sunday of respiratory problems, said her daughter, Mary McGindley.

She was born Hazel May Ruby in Orleans, Neb., on March 8, 1906. She began her 35-year nursing career in Hastings, Neb., in 1928, moving in 1937 to Glendale, where she worked at area hospitals until her retirement in 1963.

In the early 1950s, she was president of the Glendale Police Wives Club. Her late husband, Sgt. Garrald (Mike) Hall, was a 26-year veteran with the Glendale Police Department.

Mrs. Hall was active in several Masonic organizations, serving as worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Glendale No. 422 in 1968 and as president of the Lura Rae Dales Assn., Order of Eastern Star, in 1978.

In honor of Older Americans Day on May 28, 1987, Mrs. Hall was given a commendation by local, state and federal government officials for community service, her daughter said.

She is survived by her sons, Dale Hall and Harold Hall, both of Sacramento; a daughter, Mary McGindley of Westchester; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kiefer & Eyerick Mortuary, 314 East Harvard St., Glendale, which is handling the arrangements. A funeral is planned at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale at 134 N. Kenwood St., where Mrs. Hall had been a member since 1942. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills. Donations can be made in Mrs. Hall's name to the American Lung Assn.

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