been having a wonderful time with the angels."
Left, Dorothy with her youth group, in front of an old folks home where
they went to serve and share the gospel - including the
pastor: Kathryn Kuhlman.
Circa - mid 1930's
- And dancing with
No more macular degeneration – she can see His lovely
face as He shows her the glories of Heaven.
No more struggling to hear and understand – she can hear the Heavenly
No more unsteadiness – she’s dancing with the angels. (More about that
No more pain – she’s healthy enough to do cartwheels again, right
across the lawn of her new mansion.
No more medications – she has no need.
No more homesickness – She’s catching up on things with her Mom and
Dad, her sis, and all those friends she kept telling us have gone
before her. I want to go Home. There are more there now, than here,
she would say.
No more wondering – she has now experienced what she has
believed for over 80 years is true.
I want to go play
Friday I wrote to tell you there was good news about Mom
– they were finally taking aggressive action at the convalescent home.
But it was too late. At
Saturday morning they transferred her to ER, then at to a room upstairs.
In the late morning she said one of only two understandable things all
day. She pushed away her covers, tried to raise herself up, then said,
“I want to go and play.”
I asked her if she wanted to play the piano – the only “play” she’s
done in years. “I… …play.”
“Do you want to do cartwheels?” As a kid she was known for turning them
all across a lawn.
“Do you want to play Rook?” The main game I can remember we played as a
She lay back on the pillow and relaxed.
Helen (her former roommate and still her
best friend) told me that a number of years ago, Mom had been terribly
sick, looking drawn and worn. After she slept a while, Helen went to
check on her. Mom no longer looked sick and drawn; rather her
skin was smooth, her face was relaxed, and she had a peaceful
expression. Finally she awoke, opened her eyes and saw Helen. She broke
into a big smile and said, “I’ve just had the most wonderful time!
I’ve been having a wonderful time with the angels."
Throughout the day Saturday she declined. By she no longer responded. Her
breathing was barely there. She settled into a sweet, peaceful sleep.
At about she stopped
breathing. Free at last.
And dancing with the angels!
Peg is here from Germany;
Don and Patti have arrived from Oregon.
Dave said his good-byes to her in August and is with his family in New
We will gather for a memorial service on Wednesday, September 29 at
City Bible Church, 36815 Murrieta Road
in Sun City, California. A lunch at the church will
follow. For directions or to speak to one of the family, call (951)
245-4082 (Caruso) or (951) 471-3180 (Hall). We would be blessed if
any of you can join us.
Thank you for all the prayer support. Please continue.
Love, Bev/Nonna/Aunt Bev
to Tell My Mom About This
A blessing to others right to the end of her life. The
man who took her from the ER to her room was a large black
man. She was looking closely at him as he transferred her from gurney
to bed. Perhaps she was just apprehensive because of the upcoming
surgery? But to help set her at ease I said, "Mom, just think of
I asked the man, "Have you ever heard of Andrae' Crouch?"
He jerked his head toward me and said, "Of
"He calls this little lady, Mom Hall."
He does? Oh, I've got to call my mom."
[Once she was with Peggy at LAX. They
heard a man's
loud voice calling "Mom!" from a quite a distance away
and they turned - as did many other people. Andrae swiftly
moved toward them and took her in his big loving arms.]
"Ever heard of Teen Challenge?
She was director of the
Women's Home for Teen Challenge
and all the girls called her Mom Hall.
Whenever she would be in a service where Andrae' was singing, when he
spotted her he'd say, Mom Hall is here tonight."
"Oh my! I've got to call my mom. She'll never believe it."
"Not only that. This lady raised 4 missionaries who have ministered in
over 70 countries of the world."
"Wow! To think that God would honor me to let me serve such important
servants in His kingdom. I've got to tell my mom about this."
And so her life continues to bless others.
PS - by her son David
And of course most of us believe she was the best!
Mom graduated from South High School, Denver, Colorado
Married to Harold H.
Hall for many years, [he passed away in 1985]
An accomplished pianist and vocalist she was also
talented on the
vibra-harp, organ and accordian
Sometimes a tear was shed as she
churches as a soloist, The
Love of God, I'd Rather Have Jesus...
She served as the leader for the Women's Ministry at
Inglewood's Calvary Assembly of God Church -
and later for all of Orange County,
California A/G Women's Ministries
Director for Teen Challenge Women's homes in Los
Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona
Director of Women's Ministries at Calvary Temple,
Served as secretary for the Presbyterian diocese in
and in her later years secretary and Women's
Ministries leader at Sun City Bible
Ever the prayer warrior her kids and
ministry are quick to point out her love for the Lord and her
influence on our lives and ministries. Thanks again Mom!