LaVaune Hale
LaVaune Hale

Obituary of LaVaune Hale

On July 7th, 2018,  LaVaune Arlene Hale of Yakima passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Living Care Center.  She was born in Kindred, North Dakota,  on August 22nd, 1930.


She graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle, Washington, in 1948. On September 21st , 1957, she married the love of her life, John W. Hale. They made their home on a small farm in Terrace Heights where they raised cattle, horses and grew hay.  She retired in 1957 after working for the Yakima County Courthouse as a switchboard and elevator operator.  A very talented lady, who was a gifted artist, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and had an exceptional love for all of God's creation.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hale; parents, Henry and Christina Grinaker; brother, Lyle Grinaker; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Robert Benjamin; two nephews, Ken Benjamin and Dennis Grinaker; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Erlice Hale; and brother-in-law, Leonard Allen.


She is survived by her son, Gary Hale (Vicki); 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Howard Grinaker (Dayle); sister, Sharon Darr (Jim); 5 nieces, 12 nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.


The family would like to express their great appreciation to the staff and members of the Living Care Center who provided such warm, outstanding care to our loved one.


As a family we will be forever grateful for the many prayers she prayed daily for all of us. We will miss her sweet smile and sense of humor but mostly we are thankful for all the beautiful memories we will hold in hearts until we are all together again.


Viewing will be offered Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, at Shaw & Sons, 201 N. 2nd Street, Yakima.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 16, 2018, at 10:00 AM, also at Shaw & Sons, with committal at Terrace Heights Memorial Park immediately following, and returning to Shaw & Sons for a reception.