Harold F. "Bud" Hall


Harold F. “Bud” Hall, passed away on his 79th birthday, June 30, 2014, at home in Bozeman, Montana, surrounded by his family.

Bud was born on June 30, 1935, in Lewistown, Montana, and graduated from Fergus County High School in 1953. After high school, Bud enlisted in the Marine Corp and served 3 years, earning the rank of Sergeant. Home on leave, he proposed to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Bauman, and they were married on July 22, 1956. After his discharge, Bud and Barbara moved to Bozeman where he attended Montana State College. He worked for Haggerty-Messmer Construction Company until 1970, when he took a position with Trus Joist where he remained until his retirement in 2004.

Bud was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, American Legion, BPOE, EAA, AOPA, Montana Pilot’s Association, Montana Antique Aircraft Association, QB’s, and Friend of the Daedalians.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Hap and Bobbie Hall, and brother, Hap Jr.

Bud is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Greg (Dena) Hall of Bozeman; daughter, Jill (David) Templeton of Helena; and daughter, Jane (Brian) Antonioli also of Helena; his grandchildren, Matthew (Amber) Hall, Season Hall and her son Kaden, Ty Peres, Hannah Antonioli and Sam Antonioli; his brother, Jim (Cindy) Hall of Great Falls, and their children, Tim Hall and Nikki Bandel. He also leaves behind his beloved L-19 Birddog.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kenneth May and the caring staff at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, Edye and others at Hospice of Bozeman Deaconess, Eric from Cottonwood Case Management and all of Bud’s wonderful friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Friday, July 11, 2014, at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman at 12 noon. A reception will follow at the Hilton Garden Inn. Burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, Inc., 1087 Stoneridge Drive, Ste. 1, Bozeman, MT  59718, Gallatin Historical Society & Pioneer Museum, 317 West Main, Bozeman, MT 59715, Bozeman Deaconess Foundation (memo line: Hospice) or (memo line: Cancer Center), 931 Highland Blvd, Ste. 3200, Bozeman, MT  59715, or a charity of your choice.  

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  www.dokkennelson.com.