Ella Mae Hall, 95, longtime Slaton resident, passed away Saturday February 12, 2022, in Ft. Worth.
Viewing will be 1:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Englunds. Visitation will be 6:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Englunds.
Funeral Services will be 10:30am Thursday, February 17, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Slaton. Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton.
Ella Mae Hall was born July 15, 1926, in Yoakum County to Jesse and Wilma Lewelling. She married Willard Lee Jones on February 24, 1947, and was widowed in January of 1956. She married R. C. Hall August 17, 1957, in Lubbock. They lived and farmed on the family farm near Slaton until 1992, when they moved into town.
Ella Mae is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and sister, Jessie Merle Hanson. She is survived by sons, Dick Jones and wife, Brenda of Graford and Bruce Jones and wife, Brenda of Marble Falls; her daughters, Lisa Deckert and her husband, Steve of Anchorage, AK and Julie Peffer and her husband, Bob of Ft. Worth; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and brothers Jackie Lewelling and Robert Lewelling.
Ella Mae was active in many organizations. Her family has referred to her as “Secretary of Everything at one time or another,” and she wore the letters off the keys of her trusty typewriter. The Slaton Chamber of Commerce named her Woman of the Year in 1968. She was very active in United Methodist Church, Sunday School, and United Methodist Women, and held multiple offices and positions, including Missions Director, a particular passion of hers. She was still volunteering for Meals on Wheels into her nineties.
She enjoyed participation in the Athenian Study Club almost from its inception. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for both her boys’ troops, and later volunteered to be an assistant Girl Scout Leader, which led to Cookie Chairman, Troop Leader, Town Organizer and over 30 years of involvement with Girl Scouts. The Caprock Council Girl Scouts awarded her Woman of Distinction in 2002.
In 1984, Ella Mae and RC began their adventures in an Airstream trailer. As part of the Wally Byam Airstream Club, they started with a 3800-mile caravan to Alaska, followed by trips all over North America visiting a total of forty-seven states and a few Canadian provinces. In 2017 when she was ninety-one, she got her first passport so that she could attend her grandson’s wedding in Cabo San Lucas where she thoroughly enjoyed many activities with her family. She was disappointed not to join the camel rides, but loved the boat ride and wedding most of all.
She’s always enjoyed dinner and theatre outings with “the girls,” childhood best friends who stayed close all their lives. Within a month of her arrival at her new assisted living apartment last year, she was made a facility ambassador to welcome newcomers due to her warm and welcoming personality. She was seldom in her room, filling her days with crafts, activities, walking the halls, and many, many games of dominoes.
The family suggest memorials to Slaton Meals on Wheels, Slaton Senior Center, or First United Methodist Church of Slaton.