Hall named AFAD Grand Marshal

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Perce Hall has been named Grand Marshal of the 2003 Air Force Appreciation Day Parade.

As the announcement was made at Monday's Chamber of Commerce meeting, Hall noted his surprise. "I have enjoyed my life here. This is the largest honor I have received."

He was actively involved in Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce committees, including Military Affairs and Air Force Appreciation Day.

Perce Hall was born in Hyrum, Utah, March 14, 1913. He attended the University of Idaho southern branch at Pocatello, graduating in 1933. He attended law school at the University of Utah, graduated in 1936 and was admitted to the Idaho bar in 1937. He is a member of the Elmore County and American Bar Associations, Idaho State Bar and Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.

Perce met his wife, Orpha, during their senior year at Malad (Idaho) High School. They were married in 1937, the year he began practicing law in Mountain Home.

Although slowed by a stroke earlier this year, Perce said he hopes to return to his law practice before the year is complete. He has practiced law in Mountain Home for 66 years, proudly noting he may be the oldest practicing lawyer in Idaho.

Hall served as the Elmore County prosecutor for 15 years. He has served as the Mountain Home city attorney and as counsel for the Mountain Home Highway District.

He served two terms as president of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, as well as two terms as president of the Mountain Home Fraternal Order of Eagles and president of Mountain Home Toastmasters Club.

A charter member of the Mountain Home Elks Lodge, Hall also has been chairman of the Elmore County Red Cross chapter and is a past chairman of the Elmore County Republican Party.

For 25 years he served as the El-wyhee District chairman of the Boy Scouts of America and as a member of the Ore-Ida executive board for 20 years. He received the Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver award for outstanding service.

Perce helped build the Mountain Home Municipal Golf Course and served as president of the course's development board and on the committee to build the new clubhouse.

He also spent 15 years on the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol.

Perce's hobbies are golf, fishing, hunting pheasant and music -- playing the piano, accordion and harmonica.

He has two sons, Richard Hall and his wife, Tonya, of Boise, and Stanton Hall and his wife, Sharon, of Seattle, Wash. He is the grandfather of seven and has two great-granddaughters.

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