February 16, 1942 – March 5, 2019
He finally did it: Bruce has gone to Winnemucca.
Bruce Brough Hall passed away March 5, 2019, at his home. Bruce was born February 16, 1942, in St. George, Utah, to James Owen Hill Hall and Alice Brough Hall. He was the oldest of 5 children. He married Dianne Scofield on August 27, 1965, at Hill Air Force Base. Together they had 4 children, and the family has grown to include 2 grandchildren.
Bruce is survived by his wife Dianne; children Heather Hall, Jennifer (Shea) Bettencourt, Murf (Joey) Burgess-Hall; two grandchildren, Boone and Sloane Bettencourt; and sisters Judy Green and Marie (Bart) Duce. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Florence Hall, sister Joanne (Terrell) Anderson, brother Rick Hall, sister-in-law Brenda Scofield Hall, and his son Travis Hall.
Bruce graduated from Logan High School in 1960. He then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah State University in 1965. He received his Air Force commission immediately following graduation and went to Pilot Training School at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. Additional training took place at Sewart AFB in Nashville, Tennessee, survival training in Washington State, and paratrooper training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Bruce piloted a C-130 airplane during the Vietnam War. Bruce’s first tour of duty was stationed out of Taiwan, and his second tour was out of Tachikawa, Japan. Bruce went to Fort Walton Beach for rescue training and was stationed at Pease AFB in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for his final tour. After his Air Force career, Bruce and Dianne moved back to Logan, Utah, where Bruce joined his father’s accounting practice.
Later, Bruce began his own accounting practice where he developed many great friendships. He later sold his practice and went to work for Bud Ozmun. Working for Bud gave Bruce the chance to fly again. He flew airplanes around the western United States visiting Bud’s cattle ranches. Bruce eventually went back to his own accounting practice, where he ended his career. Bruce was also an entrepreneur and had multiple small side businesses throughout his career.
Bruce loved his grandkids. They were the light of his life, and he made sure they knew it. There was something in Bruce that made him seem unstoppable. He was our “fixer” and seemed to always have a viable solution to any problem brought his way. He challenged himself daily, and he never stopped learning; everyone around him benefited from it. Bruce enjoyed being outdoors and built his beautiful home on the river that he loved.
Bruce will be remembered for many things: his kind heart, his ever-present sense of humor, and his strong work ethic. He was a friend, mentor, confidant, and counselor. Bruce could light up a room, and everyone who met him loved him. He was a generous man and gave much more than he ever received. He was looked up to by people of all ages and will always be remembered as our hero.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center, Logan, Utah. Graveside services will be March 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Hyrum Cemetery, 550 East Main Street, Hyrum, Utah. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the graveside service on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Logan Golf and Country Club, 710 North 1500 East, Logan, Utah.
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