Obituary: Edmond Wilbert Hale

Edmond Wilbert Hale

Edmond Wilbert Hale

Edmond Wilbert Hale passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Jan. 23, 2015, in Kingman at the age of 82.

Ed, a resident of Kingman, was born on April 6, 1932, in Victorville, Calif. He was a great outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing and especially his family. He is survived by his wife, Ann Hale, and his four children, David Hale, Jeffrey Hale, Dana Joseph and Darrell Hale. He was "Gramps" to seven grandchildren, Darrian, Alana, Lance Jr., Savanna, Nicholas, Trevor and Gavin, and two great-grandchildren, Arianna and Evan.

Ed began his long career of public service in agriculture and weights and measures in Riverside, Calif., moving to El Centro, Calif., in 1964 as a supervisor. He then moved to Bishop, Calif., in 1977 to serve as Commissioner of Agriculture and Weights and Measures for Inyo and Mono Counties, eventually finishing out his career in Yreka, Calif., where he was honored to serve as president of the California Agriculture Commissioners Association before retiring in 1992.

His retirement years were filled with grand adventures with Ann, traveling in their RV, spending quality time with family, winemaking, gardening and canning his famous, home-grown pickles. He and Ann recently moved to Kingman, the place where they were married on Valentine's Day 62 years ago.

He left a long legacy of integrity, caring and love. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.