DeAnna Day Hall was born on May 20, 1938 in Carthage, South Dakota and died, surrounded by family, on September 16, 2021 in Canon City, Colorado. She was 83 years old.
DeAnna’s family moved from their small town to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she graduated from Washington High School in 1956. The same year, she also obtained her beautician license from South Dakota Beauty Academy. While working at her mother’s beauty salon, DeAnna attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1961. Following graduation, DeAnna worked with the Girl Scouts, ultimately gaining responsibilities as the Executive Director with the Girl Scout Council until she left in 1968. In 1966, DeAnna married Vincent Hall and soon started her family. Settling in Madison SD, she raised her four children giving unconditional love. DeAnna stood faithful and true to her family. She took care of four young children, and even spent a summer in Stillwater, OK to support her husband’s academic pursuits.
DeAnna was a forward thinking women who had an interest in politics and even ran for County Commissioner. In addition, she worked county elections and a US Congressional campaign. She was involved with the Newman Center, loved sitting on the porch and having coffee with her circle of friends. Later, she provided day care services until she moved with her family to Canon City, CO to open the Video House with her husband. The two complimented each other; Vincent kept the books, constructed shelves, and DeAnna was the smiling face to greet the customers. She had a special knack for knowing the names of each customer. DeAnna ran the Video House until 1999 then retired shortly thereafter. She spent her retirement years enjoying coffee, loving her pets and finding hidden treasures in antique or consignment stores.
During her life, DeAnna was her children’s biggest fan and constantly told them that she loved them. Those close to her will miss her smile, kindness, humor, and insight.
DeAnna leaves behind her children: LeAnn Hall and her daughter, Brooklyn and her son, Jack Stewart; Carolyn (Russ) McFarlane and their children, Emanuel, Grace and Juliet, David Hall, Charis (Chad) Hall-Harding and her children Ryker and Regan Rouse. Also surviving is brother, Grant (Jeanette) Oleson, her sister-by-choice, Sandy Peters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Those preceded in death include parents, Mary Ellen Denevan and Bernard Oleson and siblings, Blaine Oleson and Delores (Stan) Brackenwagen.
A memorial service will be held at Harwood Funeral Home at 516 N. 10th St, Canon City, CO on Sunday, September 26th at 12:00 PM. The family is thankful that attendees wear face masks, regardless of COVID vaccine status. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to JJ Paws at https://jjshelpingpaws.org/ . To watch the live stream visit www.harwoodfunerals.com and select DeAnna Hall memorial page. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.
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