Christine Reola Hubbard Hall
Feb. 20, 1924 - Nov. 28, 2013
Christine Reola Hubbard Hall, of Lynden Wash., formerly of Coffeyville, Kan., died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at her daughters home. She was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Neosho to Henry H. Hubbard and Cora Mallen Hubbard, living in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. When she accepted the Lord, Psalms 46:1 became her favorite verse: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble KJV. Throughout her life, this was a constant thought in her daily devotion. The Christ-life she lived was obvious to all who knew her.
She married William Robert Hall on Aug. 1, 1942, and during their marriage they lived in the mid-west, mostly Oklahoma and Kansas. She traveled throughout the United States, enjoying her sites and visits. During her marriage, two children were born: Christine Tina Reola Hall and Robert Dean RD Hall. While living in Bethany and Warr Acres, Okla., she attended Meridian Park Church of the Nazarene. Involvement with her church family was important to her and her children. During Roberts senior year in high school, they moved to Springfield, and after the children moved out, she moved to Coffeyville. There she found the Lewark Church of GOD, which became her church home until she moved to Lynden, Wash., in August of 2008.
With changes in her life and marriage, she chose the vocation of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She received her degree from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., in October 1969 and most of her 22-year career she worked for the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She retired Oct. 15, 1992, from her successful nursing career.
She found a new Coffeyville family at her church, Sharon and Bernard Hyde, who became another daughter and son as her new stage of life began. Sharons family was there during fun times, as well as sad times. They went shopping together, to church together, walked together, had breakfast, lunch and supper times together. Mom always said it was supper and not dinner time for the evening meal because this was the last meal of the night. No one argued with her.
Lavonia Kinney was another of her Coffeyville Lewark church extended family. They spent additional time at church, fellowshipped over cups of coffee and meals, often being joined by Sharon. They prayed for one another, strengthening one another in their faith walk.
In August 2008, she moved to Lynden, Wash., to live with her daughter. This enabled her to develop an even stronger bond with Tinas children and grandchildren. Because of the distance in miles, prior to the move and in between visits, she had many phone calls and letters. The move gave her one-on-one interaction with them. Tina introduced her to the card game Skip-Bo, which she quickly mastered. She was always eager to extend a challenge, especially to her grandchildren and her daughter (whom she regularly beat!).
She leaves behind a daughter, Christine R. Miller of Lynden, Wash.; a son, Robert Dean Hall and his wife Dalene of Belton; a brother Harold H. Hubbard and his wife Georgia of Austin, Texas; niece Cynthia Guilbeau and her husband Rick of Round Rock, Texas; niece Patty Cruse of Farrington, Kan., and her family, Evelyn and Gary Thurston; three grandsons, William (Miller) Laughing-Bear of Willow, Alaska; Robert Dean Hall, Jr., and his wife, Susan of Liberty; Frank Hall of Lexington; six granddaughters, Mary Renee Ferranco and her husband, Ronald of San Ramon, Calif.; Cherlynn Janice Miller of Lynden, Wash.; Gayla Louise Miller of Harker Heights, Texas; Edie Bruce and her husband, Alex of Belton; Emily McClendon of Belton; Sherry Hall of Richmond; 28 great-grandchildren and spouses; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous cousins throughout the United States; former daughter-in-law Martha (Hall) Braun and her husband Stanley; Coffeyville family Sharon Hyde and her family, and Lavonia Kinney.
Those who proceeded her in death were her parents Henry H. Hubbard and Cora Mallen Hubbard; nephew Steve Hubbard of Austin, Texas; brother Kenneth Hubbard of Oklahoma and his wife Opal; Roberts former in-laws, Claud and Nadine Roush of Nevada; Bernard Hyde of Coffeyville, Kan.; and grandson Benjamin McClendon of Belton.
There will be a Memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, CrossRoads United Methodist Church of Belton. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, Ark. Various memorial services will be held in Lynden, Washington and Coffeyville, Kan. Donations to Jerusalem Prayer Team International, one of Christine Reola Halls favorite charities, at P.O. Box 30000, Phoenix, AZ 85046-9932.
Amongst the Stars of God Gazing toward the heavens, On this, a November night, I observed your shooting star, As it rocketed out of sight.
At twenty-twelve you left, A pneuma launched into space, Now amongst the stars of God, You finished this Earthly race.
Just peering out my window, This impression in my head, Ive confidence, Ive gratitude, Youre there living, not just dead! © 2013 William Laughing-Bear