Stanley â€śStanâ€ť M. Hallam, a lifetime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 21, 2012 in Kettle Falls at the age of 70. He was born in Colville on August 27, 1941, the son of Loyal Ivan and Ellen Olivia (Hockersmith) Hallam.
Stan was raised on Mingo Mountain in Kettle Falls. He atÂ¬tended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1960. He joined the United States Army in 1963 and served stateside until his honorable discharge in 1969. Stan then returned to Kettle Falls and started working in the woods driving log trucks. He married his long time friend, JacÂ¬queline â€śJackieâ€ť Ayre, on April 16, 1974 in Kettle Falls.
Stan drove log truck for Tarbertâ€™s for many years and for a few other outfits. His CB handle was â€śSwamp Rat,â€ť a nickname that stuck with him throughout his life.
Stan loved fishing and listening to old time country music. He was proud of his military service and was an active member of the VFW and American Legion. Stan enjoyed writing cowboy poetry and often wrote poems about, and for, his family. Most of all, Stan loved to talk. He could spend hours bending peoÂ¬pleâ€™s ears about the â€śgood oleâ€™ daysâ€ť and his many logging stoÂ¬ries. Stan loved his family and remembered all of the special dates in their lives. He will be missed.
Stan was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Hallam, in 2003.
He is survived by his step-daughter, Sylvia Entwistle and Tim Sinn, Kettle Falls; his step-son, Jon and Julie Entwistle, Colville; his brothers, Sonny and Kathy Hallam, Colville; Les and Lucille Hallam, Kettle Falls; Delbert Hallam, Colville; and Bobby Hallam, Colville; his sister, Janice and Lyle Benson, Cheney; his grandchildren, Shadda Anderson, Brian Strobel, Kameron Strobel, Jason Entwistle, Jamie Straub and Tandy Entwistle; his great-grandchildren, Kendall Anderson, Taylor Straub, Chase Straub, Jacob Entwistle, Ryker Entwistle and Tannah Entwistle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The graveside service for Stan will be held at noon, Saturday, March 3 at the Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls. A memoÂ¬rial with potluck luncheon will follow at the Kettle Falls AmeriÂ¬can Legion at 1 p.m.
Stan wanted his friends and family to dress casually and be prepared to share memories and stories.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
The Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Colville is entrusted with arrangements.