CORTEZ, CO – Phyllis Maurine Rice Hall passed away on December 21, 2019. Phyllis was born in Quinter, Grove County, KS on June 10, 1934, to Levi Leon Rice and Vera Loree Chestnut Rice. Phyllis was the great-granddaughter of Thomas J. Chestnut, an Irish immigrant, and granddaughter of Maggie Wah-Pe-Ko-Niah, a Native American of the Sauk and Fox Nation, and granddaughter of Isaac Rice of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
When Phyllis was 14 she met Victor Hall in Aurora, CO. Victor was from Dove Creek, CO. In October of 1952, they were married. To this union, they had four children, Steven Blane Hall (Connie) of Mesquite, NV, Vickie Hall Cooke of Cahone, CO, Timothy Wayne Hall of Cortez, CO, and Derek Duane Hall (Kim) of Arvada, CO. They have 13 grandchildren, Bri, Chip, Dani (Chuck), Natasha (Jason), Maegan (Rocky), Rachel, Nick, Shiloh, Ben (Mica), Marv (Cinda), Nichole, Jake (Karla), and Judy (Lester); 11 great-grandchildren, Evalyn, Vivian, Hudson, Jaron, Chelsea, Chambrielle, Chayanne, Kash, Kylina, Ariana, and Leoric; and four great-great-grandchildren Keagen, Kingston, Noah, and River. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Hall; her parents; and her brother.
- Courtesy of Ertel Funeral Home