Steve Hall, 1997

Steve Hall was born on July 20, 1974, to Joan Hall and John Hall in Robbinsdale, Minn. He joined an older brother, Kevin, and sister, KRISTIN HALL ‘94. Steve’s laughter filled the house in New Hope. Family vacations to visit relatives, camping, chore lists, and eventually the lake lot in Zimmerman filled his childhood. Along the way pets Thumper (the cat) and Bear (the dog) joined the family. Bear enjoyed car rides to pick Steve up from football practice and work at the movie theater. Steve’s other jobs included caddying at Golden Valley Country Club and wrapping paper rolls at Kempf paper.  Steve spent several summers playing saxophone in the ranks of Robbinsdale City Marching Band with Kris and several mutual friends. His love of music also led him to The Jesters as their bass player and occasional lead vocalist (Bad to the Bone).

After graduating from Armstrong High School in 1992, he followed his sister to Luther College where he earned degrees in both Computer Science and History. At Luther he met his first girlfriend, the roommate of Ami. AMI (SHOUP) HALL ’96, and Steve began dating in the spring of 1996 and had a long distance relationship with many letters and Sunday night phone calls while Steve finished his degree at Luther.

After graduation, Steve moved to Denver to work for Lucent Technologies, which eventually became Avaya. Ami and Steve were married on August 7th, 1999. They bought a home in Littleton shortly after and the day after possession brought home the first of their cats who quickly captured Steve's heart. Steve trained for marathons to benefit the American Diabetes Association and the Crohn’s Society. They rode bikes in the MS 150 and spent many mornings on the trails around their home. Steve was an active volunteer in organizations like Bike Colorado, Littleton Against Walmart, Littleton Democrats and was an active participant in church life. In 2001, Steve became seriously ill with mysterious fevers that left inflammation and chronic pain in his body. No treatments were able to alleviate the pain and he was unable to continue at Avaya.

In 2003, he became what he called a “Stay-at-home son-in-law” as he took over the majority of care for Patti, Ami's mother in their new home in Littleton. He loved to cook, not only for Ami each night, but for church events and friend gatherings. He enjoyed reading, guitar, playing trivia-which he almost never lost, Scrabble, watching football and spending time with friends and family. He had recently joined a men's chorus and delighted in the melody and camaraderie.

He passed away in his home on July 22nd with Ami and a friend by his side. He will be remembered best when love, laughter, good food and friends are together.

Ami would like to thank all the people who supported and loved Steve in the time he had with us.

A Memorial Service was held August 10, 2013, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Littleton, Colorado.