Hale Harold Auld died April 22, 2022 at Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Oregon. He was 91.
Hale was born in Hoolehua, Molokai, Hawaii on December 15, 1930. He attended and boarded at Kamehameha School in Honolulu, Hawaii and joined the Navy upon graduation. Hale married the love of his life, Lillian Clare Comeau, in Hutchinson, Kansas on February 23, 1957 where they were both stationed. Lillian remembers a cute man singing Hawaiian songs at the bar. They later moved to Whidbey Island, NAS Ault Field where Hale retired after 23 years of service in 1969. He then worked for Skagit Valley College retiring in 1990.
Hale was proud of his Hawaiian heritage and kept in touch with his Kamehameha friends throughout his life. He enjoyed the water, boating and fishing with Lillian, as well as camping and traveling in their motorhome. They enjoyed cruises and visiting foreign locales, however, home was where he was most happy – surrounded by good friends, enjoying good food and a glass of wine and watching the Seahawks!
Hale is survived by daughter Carey, son-in-law Dan, and grandchildren Lanakila and Danny (Madeline) MacNaughton. He was preceded in death by his grandson Malcolm Hale in 2008.
Following Hawaiian tradition and in lieu of a service, Hale’s ashes will be dispersed at sea near Kona, Hawaii in May. A hui hou.