Damon Renee’ Hall the daughter of Bobby Joe and Fern Ruth (Welch) Hall was born May 31, 1950, in Norman, Oklahoma and was greatly welcomed into her heavenly home on October 3, 2018, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 3 days.
The family lived in Norman where her father received his OU degree. They later lived in Klamath Falls, Oregon for four years before returning to their home in Stilwell, where he began his teaching career at Stilwell High School.
Damon accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, was baptized in water, and received the gift of the Holy Spirit at a young age. Her paternal Grandmother, Mary C. (Bigby) Hall Rhodes, prayed over her hands for a special anointing to use her talents for God. She had several piano instructors through the years that told her Father “there is nothing more I can teach her, she knows more than I do.” She was a gifted musician that used her talents well and wrote many songs. Her parents founded Faith Tabernacle Church aka “Happy Holler” church in the Piney Community. Through the grace of God she became a gifted pianist, a music leader, and a highly knowledgeable Bible instructor, as well as an intercessory prayer warrior. She attended Kenneth E. Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Center. She truly had a heart for God and His people.
Her earthly father instilled in her an undeniable love for his OU Sooner football team and she fanatically cheered them on and followed many of the players into their NFL careers. Most recently, it’s Baker Mayfield’s Cleveland Browns and Sam Bradford’s Arizona Cardinals.
She attended Maryetta and Stilwell schools, graduating in 1968 with honors. She received her B.S. and Masters Degree in Education at Northeastern State College. She was a recipient of three major fellowships and several scholarships. She was asked to serve on the panel that reviewed the ACT national form for English in Iowa City, Iowa. A fellowship to the prestigious Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, as a graduate student in the Consortium in American Indian Studies was her greatest highlight.
She began her teaching career at Christie School, moving onto Peavine, Sequoyah, and Stilwell Schools. She worked with the Oklahoma Prison System teaching college courses at Bacone College in Muskogee. Damon taught “Creative Writing Classes” in the schools and in the community. She was a columnist for the Stilwell, Westville and Tahlequah newspapers. Her recent column was FAQ “Frequently Asked Questions” about God and life.
Music was such an integral part of her life. She started “Rainbow Jazz” and “Popsicle Jazz” at Peavine School to showcase the creativity and talents of her students. They received numerous recognitions from community and state leaders such as the Stilwell Kiwanis Club, The Oklahoma Arts Council, and the Oklahoma Legislature. In later years Damon and Mary C. Worsham started and Co-Directed the Stilwell Community Choir, which was just an “older” version of “Rainbow Jazz”. LOL They presented seasonal programs to the community that was received with high praise.
She followed her dream of teaching and retired in 2012 .
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her niece Mendi Lenee’ Eagleton.
She is survived by a loving family which includes her beloved step-father Kenneth Shaddox of Tahlequah, OK; her sisters Pam Eagleton and husband Larry, Cindy Crozier and husband Charles and her brother David Hall, all of Stilwell, OK. Her nieces Robin Hart of Stilwell, Courtney Blisard and husband Rex of Kansas, OK and Amy Jo Eagleton of Sallisaw, OK; her nephews Cory Crozier and wife Amanda of Stilwell, and David Greyson Hall of Oologah, OK; 17 great nieces and nephews and 10 great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special friend, Gail Lee, of Stilwell, OK. Damon touched countless lives and enriched them every one.
A Celebration of Damon’s Life will be held Monday, October 8, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Faith Tabernacle Church in Stilwell. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the “Damon R. Hall Continuing Education Fund” Armstrong Bank in Stilwell, OK.
Stacey SmithStilwell, OK
It was shocking and sad to hear of Damon's passing. I have been trying to get back in touch with her to tell her about the James and Catherine grave marking at the Hunger Mountain Cemetery Oct. 20 at 2:00. We were friends as well as relatives, and worked together with Regina at Sequoyah High School. I always enjoyed her so much, she was so much fun and we loved to talk. I miss her.
Mary AdairSallisaw, OK
Damon was a wonderful christian woman. She was so talented. I was so blessed by her articles in the Democrat Journal. She will missed. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Karyn BynumStilwell, OK
Miss Hall was my teacher and then my boys teacher at Peavine. She was a great teacher and her encouragement would bring the best out of you. She was one of my favorite teachers. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for her family!
Sharon Eagle PritchettClaremore, OK
This is so sad. I loved Ms. Hall. I remember her from music class in Peavine. She was a huge inspiration to me. She was 1 of my all time favorite teachers. My love for music was inspired by Ms. Hall. My prayers with the family.
Amanda C KetcherStilwell, OK
What a beautiful tribute to a sweet spirit! We are both so saddened to hear of Damon's passing. But w know the angels are celebrating the arrival of abtrula gifted musician and teacher!
Louis and Melinda McGeeStilwell, OK
My deepest sympathies to Damon's family. I grew up with her & her siblings & will always remember her as a kind, talented, & spiritual lady. I know while everyone here will miss her greatly, she is now singing with the angels.
Sandy Ward HenryTahlequah, OK
When I think of Damon I have to smile. She was blessed with so much talent and she shared it for God’s Glory. She was a generous, kind and gracious as well. I have so many wonderful memories, cousins as friends make a great combination for memories. Pam, Cindy, and David, my Love is with each of you. Loosing a sibling brings a grief, I for one, did not expect. A dear friend shared an explanation that I could understand. She told me I had lost a part of me because as siblings we shared the same DNA. So please know that there are those of us who know and understand your loss. Hold your memories close to your heart. Remember a part of Damon is alive in each of you.
Peggy RainsPryor, OK
RIP Miss Hall. She was a great teacher (Peavine Panther) and friend. Her kindness, talent and knowledge will be missed. Condolences to you all.
Damon and I were friends since girlhood. We both loved the Lord, books, and writing. Damon was a very spiritually gifted person, and I often called on her to help me pray about problems and needs. I am happy for her because she is enjoying a wonderful heavenly reunion, but I am sad because I miss her sweet friendship here on earth.
Regina McLemoreStilwell, OK
I was one of Damon’s students years ago. I will never forget the kind words she always gave me and the smile she always had on her face everyday going into class. She will be missed by many. Such a sweet an caring soul.
Charity CurtisStilwell, OK
Prayers for the family. She was a wonderful lady. Gonna miss her.
Jessica JarvisStilwell, OK
So sorry to hear that
Damon had passed. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends
We will miss her wonderful musical talents and her beautiful smile.
Roy and Neva BrownStilwell, OK
Oh how I loved Miss Hall, I was one of her students at Peavine and was in Popsicle and Rainbow Jazz. She was an awesome person and teacher. Will miss her.
Crissa DeasonStilwell, OK
Sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers are with you all during this time.
Cristi TomlinsonStilwell, OK
I will so miss Damon. She was such a sweet precious friend. May God comfort her family and friends as only he can.
Ineca LangerStilwell, OK
I remember having Ms. Hall for Created writing and music class at Peavine she was a nice lady i really liked her 🌹
RIP Ms. Hall
Lynetta Bird-CanoeStilwell, OK
We were so shocked and saddened at Damon's passing. She was a great teacher of music and English and Peavine School. She was loved by her classmates and our very good friend.
Willie and Audrey MeansStilwell, OK
I was so saddened to hear of Damon's passing, but then I began to think of her and what she must be experiencing right now in heaven!! I can just picture her taking in all the beauty of that place! She was just a pilgrim here on earth. Now she is home!
Rose EssaryStilwell, OK
Pam, Cindy, David and family,
Oh how we will miss Damon’s beautiful smile and that twinkle in her bright eyes. She radiated her love for her family, students, friends but most of all Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior. Keeping you close in thought and prayers. Know that you are being held close by the Holy Spirit, our Great Comforter. If you listen closely you can hear Damon’s heavenly voice and the rolling of the piano keys.
......but that very Spirit intercedes
with sighs too deep for words.
Dave, Billinda and families