Eugene R. Hall, 73, a long time Eureka resident, died Nov. 6, 2009, at his home in Eureka, Mont., from natural causes.
He was born June 6, 1936, in New Deal, Mont., to Albert and Martha Loken Hall while Albert was working on the Fort Peck Dam. The family moved to Sinclair Creek, three miles north of Eureka, in 1937. Gene grew up there on a ranch. He attended Glen Lake School through eighth grade. Then he attended Lincoln County High School where he graduated with the class of 1954. Gene worked for an uncle in North Dakota on a farm during his high school years. He joined the Army in 1956, but was honorably discharged a few months later due to a previous injury on his foot. Gene worked at many construction jobs, where he was often made foreman. He worked at several lumber jobs in the area, before he started in construction. After his retirement he was active in the Eureka area, always helping where he was needed. He spent many hours doing odd jobs at the Senior Citizens Center. He worked at the fairgrounds, keeping the area neat and clean. He also helped out at other business. He will be missed. Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Eureka. Memorials may be sent to the Eureka Senior Center or the charity of one's choice. Local arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.