Dr. Bernell Woodruff Hales, Jr. 1920 ~ 2006 Dr. Bernell Woodruff Hales, Jr., passed away on November 15, 2006 in Salt Lake City. Dr. Hales was born November 5, 1920 in Kaysville, Utah, to Bernell Woodruff Hales, Sr. and Sarah Elda (Sessions) Hales. He graduated from West High School in 1938. He was a 1947 graduate of the University of Utah with a B.A. in Music. He continued his education at Columbia Teachers College in New York City, where he received a Master of Arts degree in Music Education. Later, he attended the University of Oregon where he received his Doctorate. Dr. Hales' education was interrupted by his service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spanish American Mission and by service in the United States Army during World War II. Dr. Hales' career centered primarily on music-related activities. At one point he was a radio personality at KSL Radio. He also served in the 145th Field Artillery Band. He began his music teaching career at Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah. He then moved to Central Junior High School in Salt Lake City. Granger High School was his next posting and he soon moved up to become a music supervisor in the Granite School District. After receiving his Doctorate, he became a member of the Music faculty at the University of Utah. While at the University of Utah, during his 21 year tenure, he was best known as conductor of the Chamber Choir and as an accomplished choral music arranger. Many current music educators were influenced by Dr. Hales as they took his choral methods, choral arranging, orchestration, elementary music methods, and other classes. Dr. Hales guest conducted many groups including The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Following his retirement from the University of Utah, a performance rehearsal hall in the new music building was named in his honor. Dr. Hales became very fluent in Spanish during his missionary service. He continued to develop this talent, and together with his wife, Margaret, continued his church service in the old Mexican Branch of the Church in Salt Lake City. His fluency in Spanish served him well over the years, culminating in several years of work as a Spanish records extractor in the church genealogical program. He also used his musical talents in many church roles including a period where he was a member of the church General Music Committee. He was married to Margaret Jane Weir, in the Salt Lake Temple, on June 6, 1944. Their marriage had been postponed as he convalesced from a serious injury occurring during his Army assignment in Oakland, California. Margaret preceded him in death on October 3, 1997. He is survived by his son, Lynn B. Hales of Salt Lake City, and his daughter, Janell Ruth (Hales) Morris of Overland Park, Kansas. Lynn is married to Mary (Parsons) Hales and they are the parents of three children, Michael, Kristin and Megan. Janell is married to W. Richard Morris and they are the parents of two sons, Shaun and Scott. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Dell R. Hales of Bloomington, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his brother, Sherman Dean Hales, and sister, Barbara H. Hatch. While music was his vocation, he gave equal time to his family. His greatest joy came from his family associations with his devoted wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Lizzie and Charlie Hales Funeral services will be held on Nov. 22, 2006 at the Foothill Sixth Ward, 2215 E. Roosevelt Avenue (1460 S.), Salt Lake City, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 So., from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 21, 2006, and at the church from 11 - 11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens.