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Memorial Service

Vining Funeral Home
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Olen Hale

Olen Hale, born in Eagar, Arizona, on January 17, 1939, passed at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, Arizona, on January 2, 2022, at the age of 83.

He is survived by: his wife, Marion Hale; and sons, Blaine and Paul Hale.

His passing was a surprise and occurred after a brief fight with an infection. Raised in St. Johns, Arizona and spending most of his working life driving a log truck, Olen raised his family in Eagar and lived there until his retirement.

For health reasons, Olen and his bride of 58 years, Marion (Jolley), moved off the mountain and after a brief stop in Carlsbad, New Mexico, settled in Safford, Arizona. Olen will be remembered for his quiet nature, his immense and honed skills as a truck driver and his love for outdoors.

Olen loved the mountains! Olen loved to bass fish! Olen loved his wife and family and in his last years would often tell them of his sorrow in having spent too much time drinking and not being a father and pleasant husband. Olen was loved and will be missed by all that knew him.

Olen was preceded in death by: his parents, Clair and Irene; and his brothers, Carlos and Douglas Hale. May he find peace with the Lord and joy in the reunion with his family in the afterlife!

Family will receive friends Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home where Olen will be honored and remembered.

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A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

Darlene Adams Jan 11 2022 6:51 PM

I met Olen in 1974. He worked with my dad in the log woods. We enjoyed hunting & fishing with him. Later I was able to work with Olen hauling logs. I learned alot from him. Our family had alot of good times together. He will be truly missed. George Geisler

George Geisler Jan 6 2022 9:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

George Geisler Jan 6 2022 8:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

Sheila O'Neill Jan 6 2022 5:19 PM

We have known Olen for years and enjoyed being around him he will be deeply missed

Jim and Joan Goodman Jan 5 2022 10:32 PM

I had many conversations with Olen and enjoyed our association. He had
a deep love for family and life. He also was very wise and had many life
experiences. He will be missed.

David Murphy Jan 5 2022 5:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

Sara Lopez Jan 4 2022 10:26 PM

My sincere condolences to Olen family. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace in our Lords loving arms 🙏

Judy A Padilla Jan 4 2022 8:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

Judy A Padilla Jan 4 2022 8:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Olen Hale

Richard Jan 3 2022 9:33 PM

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