Life Story Celebration
Life Story Service
Thursday, August 17, 2023
12:30 PM EDT
Maple Grove Cemetery
5240 Azo Ct
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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Life Story / Obituary
Pat Hall was known for her sincere compassion for others. A lover of all people, she enjoyed entertaining and spending time with family and friends. There was never a dull moment with Pat around! She loved to fill her days with laughter and fun. Gone too soon, Pat will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The 1960s were characterized by great social changes. Midway through this decade in our nation’s history, The Vietnam War continued to worsen and there was great civil unrest, yet there was still promise. Exciting things were on the horizon with the St. Louis Arch being completed and The Beatles releasing four new albums. On July 21, 1964, Patricia was born to a set of loving parents, Lee and Mary (Cullen) Webster, in the small Midwest town of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Later joined by her younger brother, her birth brought great joy and happiness to the family home.
Pat entered the world with an adventurous spirit. As a young child, she loved playing the cashier with Monopoly money and learned how to twirl a baton gaining her attention in a few local parades. She also enjoyed styling her mom’s hair even pretending to cut it! Born with a natural ear for music, she enjoyed singing in the varsity choir at Comstock High School as a Sophomore. Her passion for music was shared with her dad who played the steel guitar and they would often sing together.
During her younger years, she showed typical signs of fierce independence. She used to lock herself in the bedroom with her feet propped against the door so her mom couldn’t get in! After high school, Pat followed her lifelong dream of becoming a beautician. During her early years in the field, she also worked as a server to supplement her income. Eventually, she opened her own salon, Parcharlens. Pat was a natural with the public and was always gracious to her patrons. Known to charge only ten dollars for her senior customers, her special kindness was her greatest asset and aided in years of success in the business.
Not to be forgotten was the meeting with her sweetheart, Brian Hall. Brian’s boss at Schupan set them up on a blind date. When Brian spotted Pat sitting on the tailgate of the pickup truck, he was instantly in love! The happy couple joined in marriage on July 27, 1991. Together they raised their beautiful daughter, Jessica.
As a mother, she was protective yet loving. As a family, they enjoyed making memories at area campgrounds and visiting family in Tennessee. Later, Jessica returned to the game of locking herself in her room just as Pat did when she was a teen! Whenever they were together, Pat always brought fun! She enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters and modeling the importance of family. Each New Year's Eve, they would get everyone together to play games and party until the ball dropped. Pat’s family always came first. She loved unconditionally and was always very supportive.
When Pat was blessed with grandchildren, she was over the moon! Nothing made her happier than spoiling them. She loved to dance with her grandkids and attend many of their special events over the years. As her health declined, she loved sitting by the pool to FaceTime them on her phone. Hearing their voices and laughter always lifted her spirits. She taught them to value all the joyful things in life including eating a can of frosting with a spoon! She wanted nothing but the best for her family and always sprinkled everything she did for them with love.
In addition to her role as a hair stylist, wife, mom, and grandmother, she held many special interests. Pat was always up for a good time and live music was her thing! If there was a concert nearby, she was sure to grab tickets and head to the concert! She also loved to read, particularly books from the Amish community as she felt the stories were more wholesome and worth the read.
When it came to her favorite fun, you could find her at a local garage sale. Pat loved a good bargain. Even when they traveled to Disney, she saved her money at the gift shops and bought things cheaper up the road. A lover of sunsets and boats, Pat never passed up a trip to South Haven. She enjoyed the sun’s glow on her face as well as the rippling water. Above all else, Pat treasured her Lord and Savior, her grandchildren, and her dogs.
Described as a generous and very accepting person, Pat loved to enjoy conversation and good cheer and looked forward to family gatherings. May her strong faith and the rich collection of memories she leaves behind bring comfort to her many special friends and family for years to come.
Patricia Hall, age 59, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died on August 13, 2023. Pat was born July 21, 1964, in Kalamazoo to Lee J. and Mary (Cullen) Webster. Also preceding her in death are her parents-in-law: Lester (Nancy) Hall; and brother-in-law, Joel. Surviving are her husband, Brian; children: Jessica (Tommy) Hoyt; grandchildren: Emmerson, Adaleigh, Kyrie, and Leighton; siblings: Fred (Terri) Webster, Bill (Stacy) Webster, Cindy (Scott) Simmons, Charles (Christine) Webster, and Dave (Amy) Webster; many nieces and nephews; stepmother, Janis Webster; and special friends, Shelly Bowman and Lynette Rice.
Please join us at a Life Story Celebration on Wednesday, August 16 from 5-7 PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900. A Life Story Service will be held Thursday, August 17 at 11 AM, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery with a luncheon at the Scotts Community Center. Visit Pat’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories and photos and to sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling.