Community support helps family

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2004

On March 2, 2004, a young truck driver by the name of Kevin Hall was tragically killed when his semi-truck overturned at Mile 15 of the Seward Highway. Kevin was new to Alaska. He came up to visit a brother in January of this year and in a very short time decided that this was where he wanted to settle with his wife, April, and their three young daughters.

When Kevin died, his family was amazed at the community support they received. Because of the short time that he had worked for the company, Kevin was not eligible for the company's insurance death benefits. However, the company's owners and staff reached out to help both financially and in moral support.

The local hospice worker was wonderful at helping April make it through those first few days. Food, hugs and condolences came from all over the community. At the viewing on March 4, the family was not expecting the amount of people who came, but knowing that all those people took the time to come brought great comfort to the family.

Kevin was buried in the state of Washington on March 9. Any cards or memorial donations may be sent to: April Hall at 16330 Lawrence Lake Road SE, Yelm, WA 98597.

On behalf of the Hall family, I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped support them through this tragic time.

Jill Chapman


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