Sherwood Hall

Sherwood Hall Photo0001The world said goodbye to a kind and gentle soul as Sherwood James Hall III of Moscow died Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017. He was 69.

Sherwood was born in October, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida to Sherwood and Elaine

(Fairbanks) Hall. When he was young the family moved to California. Sherwood especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in the Gualala Redwoods on the coast of California. He graduated from high school in Cloverdale California. He then attended college in Santa Rosa and at Humboldt State.

Sherwood and Janice Scully met and were married in Juneau, Alaska on February 15, 1969. They moved to Moscow in 1973 where Sherwood enrolled at the University of Idaho, graduating in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration. He went to work at Les Schwab Tire in Moscow for several years and helped them transition to the new store on White Avenue in the mid 1980’s. He then began working for Busch Distributors as a driver and in sales. Sherwood returned to the UI and earned his minor in computer science. He went to work for Valcom Computers in Lewiston, then to Potlatch (now Clearwater Paper) in Information Systems in 2002, and retiring in 2009.

Sherwood was a Scout leader, a member of the Moscow Lion’s Club, an active member of the Moscow Seventh Day Adventist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and lead singing at area nursing homes. Sherwood also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and anything out doors. When he and Jan moved to “The Country” in 1987, Sherwood planted many trees that will remain a part of his legacy as an excellent steward of the land. Sherwood was interested in the success of the Moscow Dog Park and helped with its improvement by donating and spreading bark. He will also be remembered as a good neighbor, always ready to check in on and help anyone.

He is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Jan, at their rural Moscow home, his son Biff

(Kimberlee) of Nampa, daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Kleve of Chesapeake, Virginia and Rebecca Hall (Garret Duthie) of Portland. He also leaves his grandchildren, Mackenzie Walton, Harrison Hall and Devin Kleve and great granddaughters, Penelope and Lula Walton, a brother, Daniel (Yondi) Hall in Seattle and his faithful companion “Mocha”.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harrison.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 21st at the Moscow Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1015 W. C Street, Moscow. A reception and luncheon will follow at St. Mary’s Family Center, 618 E. First St. Moscow.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Palouse for the care and maintenance of the Moscow Dog Park, 2019 White Ave., Moscow, ID 83843 or to the Palouse Hills Christian School, 3148 Tomer Rd., Moscow, ID 83843 in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

3 Responses to Sherwood Hall

  1. Ken Smith says:

    I worked with Sherwood at Potlatch. I was on the Technical Services side, so I often dealt with him on his major projects. I found him easy to work with, a good listener, and he offered many helpful suggestions for the good of the company. Informally, I gave me good advice for working with my home computers. We also had many theological discussions, and we found a circle that included both of us. Because we were both inclined to discover what we had in common, it was easy to discuss the differences between Evangelicals and Adventists in an educational way. Yes, a gentle soul. Would that we had more like him. We will met again.

  2. Vickie Vaughan-Skance says:

    I am a former classmate of Sherwood’s from Cloverdale High School, class of 1966. I had not seen him for so many years, but remember him as a kind and intelligent young man. After reading his obituary, it would appear that he was that same kind of person throughout his adult life. I am saddened to hear of his passing last year. My condolences to his wife and family.

  3. Scott Bartlett says:

    I am saddened to hear that Sherwood has passed. We were in the same class Cloverdale High and became good friends actually living together for a semester at Santa Rosa Junior College; he was a really great guy and fun to be with. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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