Born in Berkeley, CA on Mar. 17, 1933 to Ansel and June Hall with his triplet sisters, Robin Hall Turner and Laurel Hall (both of Durango, CO). His 87-year journey on planet earth was successfully completed on Jan. 9, 2021. Roger is survived by his son, Ashley, Daughter-in-law Anda, and grandson Aidan (Menlo Park, CA), sisters Sylvia, Robin, and Laurel, and more than a dozen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Knowles Hall (Tiburon, CA) and sister Merrie Winkler (Cortez, CO).
Roger led a rich, unique, and eclectic life. His love of the arts, education, history, and the outdoors was inspired by his mother, June, and father, Ansel F. Hall, the first Chief Naturalist for the National Park Service. When Ansel Hall resigned from the NPS in 1938, the family moved to Mancos, CO and purchased the Mesa Verde Park concession, a business the family operated until 1976.
Cross-country motorcycling was a passion. Roger was his happiest travelling the highways and back road of the west.
Roger graduated from Wasatch Academy (UT) and Harvard Business School. He served in the United States Navy before returning to Colorado to serve as the president of the Mesa Verde Company. His passion for the San Francisco Bay area and academics led him to teaching advanced math and other subjects at various California schools. He did extensive research on the history of his father's work with the National Park Service, especially the organization and leadership of the Rainbow Bridge - Monument Valley Expedition (1933-38). Roger and other family members contributed extensive documents, photographs, and artifacts to the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
Roger Hall will be missed, but as always... ONWARD to the next adventure!