Howard Lee Hallock


Howard Lee Hallock
April 15, 1920 - September 4, 2010

Howard Lee Hallock, 90, a resident of Quail Run Retirement Community,
1701 Plaza Way, died Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Walla Walla
General Hospital, Walla Walla, Washington.

The memorial service will be Wednesday, September 15, at Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, 715 SE 12th St., College Place, Washington.Pastor Steve Walikonis will officiate.Inurnment in Mount Hope Cemetery will be private.

Condolences may be written to the family at

Howard was born April 15, 1920 on his family's farm north of Briggsdale, Colorado, the youngest of five to Richard Truman and
Ada Luella (Lapham) Hallock. He graduated from Campion Academy (a Seventh-day Adventist high school) in Loveland, Colorado,
in 1938 and then went to Walla Walla College (now Walla Walla University) in the southeast Washington State community of College
Place. At the end of his Junior year, on June 6, 1942, Howard enlisted
in the U.S. Army as a private and served as a radar technician initially,
finishing as a "buck" sergeant in charge of the x-ray clinic at the
base hospital at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, in 1946. He was able
to return to college and graduated in 1947 with a B.S. in physics.
Sylvia Elizabeth James, daughter of Sylvester and Beulah Eugenia
(Lampman) James, was a student in the two-year teacher course
there, and on September 1, 1947 they married, in her home town of Newport, Oregon.

First-born Judy Lee Hallock came along Nov. 16, 1948 in Boulder,
Colorado; Kenneth Ray Hallock was born April 29, 1952 in Spokane,
Washington; and Brenda Joy Hallock was born July 23, 1958 in Denver, Colorado.

In 1963, he moved the family to Fort Collins, Colorado to study for a master's degree in Physics, graduating in the summer of 1964
from Colorado State University. On March 1, 1965 Howard began work for Loma Linda University Medical Center as a medical physicist.
He and Sylvia remained there for 20 years, retiring August 31, 1985. In 1987, they moved to a home just south of College Place,
Washington. Declining health resulted in their moving to Quail Run Retirement Community in 2007 and Sylvia died March 14, 2008.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife; his sisters, Helen Bunch, Doris Britt and Merle Brown; brother, Cedric Hallock, and
one great-grandson. He is survived by his three children: Judy Schneider of Gentry, Arkansas; Ken Hallock of Buckley, Washington;
Brenda Mulder of Shafter, California; grandchildren Heidi Byers of Alexander, Arkansas; Sandy Cothran of Carrollton, Texas; Alexander
Hallock of Walla Walla, Washington; Christopher Hallock of Lafayette, Indiana; Bryan Mulder of Anchorage, Alaska; Karalee Mulder
of Redondo Beach, California; and six great-grandchildren.


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