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Information for Donald Gene Hull

2 April, 1921 - 9 April, 1994

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Donald Hull

    Donald G. Hull of Boise died on Saturday, April 9, 1994, in a Boise hospital after a long illness.
    Services will be held at 1 :30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 1994, at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.  Bishop Marlin Patterson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Nampa 13th Ward, Nampa, ID.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Donald was born on April 2, 1932, at Powers, Oregon, the son of Elvin and Milla Hull.  He graduated from Powers High School and then attended the University of Oregon for two years.  He joined the U. S. Army and was an Intelligence Sergeant in Korea and was discharged in 1954.  He married Phyllis Stanley in 1955 at Coos Bay, Oregon.  He entered auto sales as his vocation in Portland in 1955.  They later moved to Corvallis and he became a Volkswagen partner-dealer before purchasing Town & Country Volkswagen in Nampa/Caldwell on January 29, 1967.  He then built a Volkswagen dealership in Ontario and had interests in dealerships in Pocatello and Nampa before purchasing Treasure Valley Volkswagen in 1981.  The Dodge-Jeep and Chrysler-Plymouth dealerships in Nampa were recently included.
    He was Volkswagen Dealer of the year in 1978 (National # 1) .  He was a member of Nampa Elks, past Director of Idaho Auto Dealers Association, the Volkswagen Dealer Council and a longtime member of Broadmore and Terrace Lake Country Clubs.  He was also a BSU Booster and a loyal fan.
    Don loved his family and friends, his cabin at Terrace Lakes, golf, flying his plane, fishing, snow mobiling and the great outdoors.
    To his loved ones, he would like to leave this note:
After Glow
    I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the fairway of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that leave when life is done.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Hull of Boise; a son, Ollis and daughter-in-law, Candy Hull of Nampa; a daughter, Kathleen and son-in-law, Steve Fisher of Boise; a mother, Milla Hull of Nampa; a brother, Robert C. and sister-in-law, Lou Hull, of Portland, Oregon; a brother, Clarence and sister-in-law, Pat Hull of Chehalis, Washington; and a beloved grandson, Chase Hull.  He also leaves behind many loved ones and business associates in Boise, Nampa and Ontario.  

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