In Memoriam
Damon Renee’ Hall
Sequoyah  HS ~ Teacher 1995-2000
Damon Renee’ Hall -
                English Teacher 1995-2001     TULSA, Ok --  Damon Renee’ Hall the daughter of Bobby Joe and Fern Ruth (Welch) Hall was born May 31, 1950, in Norman, Oklahoma and was greatly welcomed into her heavenly home on October 3, 2018, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 3 days.

    The family lived in Norman where her father received his OU degree. They later lived in Klamath Falls, Oregon for four years before returning to their home in Stilwell, where he began his teaching career at Stilwell High School.

    Damon accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, was baptized in water, and received the gift of the Holy Spirit at a young age. Her paternal Grandmother, Mary C. (Bigby) Hall Rhodes, prayed over her hands for a special anointing to use her talents for God. She had several piano instructors through the years that told her Father “there is nothing more I can teach her, she knows more than I do.” She was a gifted musician that used her talents well and wrote many songs. Her parents founded Faith Tabernacle Church aka “Happy Holler” church in the Piney Community. Through the grace of God she became a gifted pianist, a music leader, and a highly knowledgeable Bible instructor, as well as an intercessory prayer warrior. She attended Kenneth E. Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Center. She truly had a heart for God and His people.

    Her earthly father instilled in her an undeniable love for his OU Sooner football team and she fanatically cheered them on and followed many of the players into their NFL careers. Most recently, it’s Baker Mayfield’s Cleveland Browns and Sam Bradford’s Arizona Cardinals.

    She attended Maryetta and Stilwell schools, graduating in 1968 with honors. She received her B.S. and Masters Degree in Education at Northeastern State College. She was a recipient of three major fellowships and several scholarships. She was asked to serve on the panel that reviewed the ACT national form for English in Iowa City, Iowa. A fellowship to the prestigious Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, as a graduate student in the Consortium in American Indian Studies was her greatest highlight.

    She began her teaching career at Christie School, moving onto Peavine, Sequoyah Schools  (Seq.English and Creative Writing Teacher 1995-2001), and Stilwell Schools. She worked with the Oklahoma Prison System teaching college courses at Bacone College in Muskogee. Damon taught “Creative Writing Classes” in the schools and in the community. She was a columnist for the Stilwell, Westville and Tahlequah newspapers. Her recent column was FAQ “Frequently Asked Questions” about God and life.

    Music was such an integral part of her life. She started “Rainbow Jazz” and “Popsicle Jazz” at Peavine School to showcase the creativity and talents of her students. They received numerous recognitions from community and state leaders such as the Stilwell Kiwanis Club, The Oklahoma Arts Council, and the Oklahoma Legislature. In later years Damon and Mary C. Worsham started and Co-Directed the Stilwell Community Choir, which was just an “older” version of “Rainbow Jazz”. LOL They presented seasonal programs to the community that was received with high praise.

 She followed her dream of teaching and retired in 2012 .

 She was preceded in death by her parents; and her niece Mendi Lenee’ Eagleton.

    She is survived by a loving family which includes her beloved step-father Kenneth Shaddox of Tahlequah, OK; her sisters Pam Eagleton and husband Larry, Cindy Crozier and husband Charles and her brother David Hall, all of Stilwell, OK. Her nieces Robin Hart of Stilwell, Courtney Blisard and husband Rex of Kansas, OK and Amy Jo Eagleton of Sallisaw, OK; her nephews Cory Crozier and wife Amanda of Stilwell, and David Greyson Hall of Oologah, OK; 17 great nieces and nephews and 10 great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special friend, Gail Lee, of Stilwell, OK. Damon touched countless lives and enriched them every one.

 A Celebration of Damon’s Life was Monday, October 8, 2018, at Faith Tabernacle Church in Stilwell.