Jeanne C. Hunnex Hall
June 18, 1922 - November 17, 2019
To a Daffodil
Through the coldness of winter
you glow with sunny warmth.
Through the dreariness of fog
you bring brilliant laughter.
Through the burden of rain
you stand confident and sure.
Through the darkness of night
you are still there.
And after the storm,
In the stillness of fallen snow
you shine out serene.
And when the breezes of March come
you have not forgotten how to play.
-- Diane Dorsch
Jeanne C. Hunnex Hall was born in the same house as her mother in Hubbard, Oregon. She spent her school years in Medford, received a degree from University of Redlands, California, a master’s degree from OCE (now Western Oregon University), and a Certificate of School Administration from University of Oregon.
Jeanne taught first grade at the “old” Bush School in Salem for 11 years. She was Teaching Principal at Roberts, Sunnyside, Garfield, and Mt. View Schools before their closure, and as Supervising Principal at Swegle and Brush College Schools. Her final four years of teaching were with first graders (her first love) at Baker School.
Jeanne married Milton D. Hunnex in 1940. In 1975, she married Myron (Mike) Hall; they moved to Capital Manor in 1993.
She is survived by her three children and their families: Diane Dorsch, Redmond, Oregon; James Hunnex, Seattle, Washington; Richard Hunnex, Bow, Washington; and three step-children and their families: Lenore Hall, Derry, New Hampshire; Lark Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; April Hall Cutting, Corvallis, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike, and stepson, Scott Hall, of Salem. The family will have a private memorial gathering at a later date.