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Harold Elmo Carlile

July 25, 1925 ~ March 7, 2017 (age 91)


July 25, 1925 – March 7, 2017

Hal was born July 25, 1925, in Liberal, Kansas, moving to Grand Coulee, Washington in 1935.  He joined the US Navy in 1943, serving in WWII, being discharged in July, 1946. After discharge he attended Central Washington College in Ellensburg, Washington on the GI bill, graduating in 1949. This started his career in education as a teacher in Portland, Oregon. His extensive career in education took him also to Hawaii and California as a teacher, counselor and administrator in the Anaheim Union High School district.  He retired in 1984 after a 30-year career in Anaheim.

Hal married Linda Carlile in 1979.  He had 2 daughters from his first marriage, Nancy Kimball and Susan Thorderson, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Throughout the years Hal enjoyed watching his daughters and their families grow up and have fulfilling lives.  After retiring, Hal and Linda moved to Oregon where they have lived for the past 32 years.  During those years they enjoyed life on a small farm in Beavercreek, Oregon. He competed for several years in Pacific Northwest Senior track meets and was a certified track official at high school and college meets. They found time to cruise and travel extensively throughout the US and Canada. On the farm they raised 5,000 Christmas trees, bred and raised prize-winning polled hereford show cattle and enjoyed the company of his prized quarter horse, Jimbo, for 20 years. Jimbo was a beloved companion in horsemanship competitions into his 70’s.

 Hal was 91 years old. Hal is survived by his wife, Linda of Beavercreek; his daughters, Nancy Kimball and Susan Thorderson; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 8 nieces and nephews and their families.  Memorial donations can be made to your favorite organization in his name.


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