Horses

James Allen Hale

July 24, 1942 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

JAMES ALLEN HALE

        J. Allen Hale 77, born on July 24, 1942. On July 21, 2020, he passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, after a fierce battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and love when he took his last breath. Allen, Born to Vasco Lester Hale and Della Hoopes Hale in Afton Wyoming was the youngest of seven children. Little did they know the positive impact this little baby boy would have on the lives of so many people. Allen grew up milking cows and working hard. He grew up in a time where hard work was everything and everything came from hard work. He went to school In Star Valley, Wyoming, and spent his whole life there.

        He met Sharon in high school and they married in 1961. They were the proud parents of 5 beautiful children Robert (Ruth), Richard (Diane), Lisa (Chris) Gunnoe, Ronald (Stacey), and Susan (Shawn) Jaracz. They lost Ronald in an industrial accident in 1993 and gained a stepdaughter Lori (Gary) Johnson around the same time. Allen was an avid horse racer on both flat track and chariot racing. He won many awards because of his amazing training ability. People wanted to learn his secrets to winning and training horses. He was more than willing to share with folks his secrets if they were willing to listen. Additionally, he had a full career building community, building and managing the Lincoln County Fairgrounds with great accomplishment. 

        Allen met the love of his life Pat, and they married in 1991. They were sealed in the Logan temple in 1999. Pat shared the remaining years of her life in great happiness with him. They were the perfect couple. You would hardly ever see one without the other. He was a loving stepfather to her three daughters Helen (Stewart) Turner, Mitzi Harrison, and Brenda Terry. He gained a daughter of his heart, Tomi White, and when he passed they had dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

        He will be remembered for his endless horse knowledge, honesty, loyalty, straightforwardness, perseverance, and most of all his love and service. He loved with his whole heart and soul. The world was a better place because of him. He has definitely left a void that will not soon be filled.

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Services

Open Viewing
Friday
July 31, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Schwab Mortuary, Afton

Funeral Service
Friday
July 31, 2020

11:00 AM
Schwab Mortuary, Afton

Interment following funeral service
Friday
July 31, 2020

Afton Cemetery

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