May 19, 1924 ~ March 18, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Marion “Hatch” Hall:

MARION LEE “HATCH” HALL, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, Colorado, devoted husband, father, uncle, and friend, passed away on March 18, 2022, in Pueblo at the age of 97 years, 10 months. He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, JAMES M. HALL and WINIFRED E. PARKER, of Livermore, Calif.; nieces and nephews, LINDA G. (LARSON) TOMKY of Rocky Ford, Colo., and JAMES M. LAMBERT and LINDA M. (LAMBERT) SHIVERS of Boulder Creek, Calif.; and many dear and devoted friends, all of whom will miss him very much. He was preceded by his parents, LEE W. and DOROTHY (WOOD) HALL; his half-sister, HELEN (HALL) VIGIL; his in-laws, IRA J. and L. MABLE LAMBERT; his brother- and sister-in-law, JAMES M. LAMBERT and GAIL E. (LAMBERT) LARSON; nieces and nephews, CARI JO (LARSON) KEENEY, GREGORY A. LARSON, and DAVID LAMBERT; and his beloved wife of 57 years, IRIS R. (LAMBERT) HALL (d. 11/06/2005).

Marion was born in Pueblo, but grew up in a cabin on Graneros Flats in Southern Colorado. He lost his Mother at the age of 5 and worked at many jobs in the area before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps when he turned 18 in May of 1942. He served as a B-25 aircraft mechanic and engine specialist with the 12th AF, 57th BW, 310th BG, 380th BS in North Africa (Tunisia), Corsica, and Northern Italy before being honorably discharged in October of 1945. Following his discharge from the service, he worked as an automotive mechanic at W.A. Wills Ford dealership in Pueblo before beginning a 30-year career as a structural steelworker, initially with Rocky Mountain Bridge Company. He retired from the trade-in 1987 as a superintendent with H. W. Houston Construction Company and, along with a partner, incorporated H&K Railcar Salvage, from which he eventually retired to spend more time working on his hobbies and traveling with his wife.

Marion was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pueblo and a Life Memorial Member and Past Master of Pueblo Masonic Lodge #17, and he applied the principles of his church and Masonry to every aspect of his life. He was also a Life Memorial Member of South Pueblo Royal Arch Masons #12 and a plural member of the Cripple Creek Royal Arch Masons #33. He was an Honorary Member of Silver State Lodge #95 and the Pikes Peak Royal Arch Masons #6. He was a member and past officer of Pueblo Council #6, Pueblo Commandry #3, Pikes Peak Priory #21 KYCH, and a member of the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templer Priests and the Sangre de Cristo Red Cross of Constantine. In addition, he served as Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Colorado from 2004 through 2005.

He lived a long and wonderful life, with many interests and a positive outlook. He was a shining light in the lives of many, and the best Dad a boy could ever hope to have.

Viewing, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating and Masonic rites provided by Pueblo Lodge #17. Viewing and service will be held in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Military honors by the National Guard Honor Guard and the Pueblo Veterans’ Ritual Team and interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Online condolences,


Viewing: March 24, 2022 5:00 pm - March 24, 2022 7:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Service: March 25, 2022 10:30 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. CandleImageBrother “Hatch”, The Best Mentor a Young Man can have for My Life Guidance. All My Respect to You SIR! Thank YOU, and GOD and the ANGELS of GLORY be with YOU through Eternity! Silver State Lodge #95 FreeMason (behind on dues), but active 501(c)3 NonProfit dba, FUMC; King James Ministry, Robert C James.

  2. So sorry to hear about Marion. What a great picture to remember him by! He was a totally genuine guy! My mother, Pearl, and Iris worked together for many years and I can still remember the garage sales at Iris and Marion’s house that all of us “pitched in” and had some fun times at – MANY years ago!

    Marion will be missed by many people. I would frequently see him driving to the Pantry in the mornings for breakfast on my way to work and think to myself – “Wow! He is still active and getting out and mingling with people” — not to mention the fact that he was still driving himself! He was like a permanent fixture at the Pantry — both in the mornings and in the evenings when the Pantry was still open for dinner.

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you Jim (and Linda) and the entire family. He and Iris are now together again after all these years of being apart. I will never forget the house on 5th Avenue!

  3. Some of my earliest memories are of my Uncle “Monie”. He and Aunt Iris (“Auntie”) were always a big part of my life. They were as loving and involved as any grandparents in the lives of Tom and my children, Laura and Christopher. While the kids were growing up on our farm south of Rocky Ford, Uncle Monie often helped out by doing things like trucking tomatoes to the canning factory in Fowler or building ditch cleaners and even a chili roaster for our produce business. His mechanical ability was amazing! Back in those days he was still flying a little plane (along with his sidekick Hans, a miniature dachshund) and they would often do a flyby of the farm. When Laura and later Chris went off to college, they looked forward to the frequent care packages sent by their Uncle Monie and Auntie-– especially the ones with “Auntie popcorn”, made as only she could make it. Sadly, Auntie passed away just before the birth of their first “great grandchildren”, Chris and Jodi’s twins, Jackson and Tanner Tomky, followed shortly after by Katie Cassiday (born to Laura and her husband Bob), then Lincoln, and Trista Tomky. All the kids knew and loved their Uncle Monie. Over the years, Marion became an “adoptee” of the Tomky clan and was a valued and beloved member of our extended family, attending all of our family gatherings. He will be sadly missed by Tom and I and all the family.

  4. Marion was truly part of the ‘greatest generation’…he was making growing old look easy, even though its not. Like my own dad, he was hard-working, good natured and self-sufficient. I remember seeing him drive by in his ol red El Camino. In later years, he became a regular diner at the Pantry, and me and my family always enjoyed running into him there. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Jim and the rest of his family!

  5. A true loss of a dear friend. Our deepest sympathy to family and friends. Stanley and Charlene Gardner

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