Obituary: Brett Hale

Brett Davis Hale, 25, returned home peacefully in his sleep to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Brett was born Nov. 4, 1986, in Kingman to Robert and Diana Key Hale. He was the fifth child to join the family.

Brett attended Kingman schools. He went to Hualapai Elementary School from kindergarten through the middle of his fourth grade year. He then attended Manzanita Elementary School through sixth grade. He went to Kingman Junior High School and on to Kingman High School, graduating in 2005.

Brett was active in many things. He was in Little League, Boy Scouts, Kingman Police Cadets, and Mohave County Explorers. He spent countless hours in volunteering in many organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club.

Brett was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent many hours with the missionaries helping to teach others the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He took the missionaries to meetings in Las Vegas and enjoyed being able to serve in that capacity. He also was part of the Kingman Stake LDS Single Adults, who he had great experiences with. They are some of his fondest memories.

Most recently, he served on the city of Kingman Parks and Recreation Commission and was running for a position on the Kingman City Council. He so wanted to make a difference in the community he was born, raised, and lived in.

Brett is survived by a large, loving family and many friends: his parents, Diana and Les Haws and Robert and Janet Hale, all of Kingman; sisters, Vandi (Chad) Norman, Kristi (Daniel) Armijo, and Jennifer (Kevin) Fuller; brothers, Chad Hale and Derick Justin Hale; stepsiblings, Alissia (Elias) Montanez, Desmond (Victoria) Zangari, Roni (Dan) Regovich, Melanie Lawson, Gina Haws, Lena (Ralph) DeLaOssa, Angela LaCroix; grandparents, Rue Hale, LeRoy (Judy) Key, Pat (Keith) Beaumont; uncles, Chester (Ellen) Key and Chuck Hale; aunts, Kim Hale, Lori Hale and Ginia Crane; 31 nieces and nephews; and 12 cousins.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. The services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 610 Eastern Ave. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road.