Longview recipient of Vancouver police program gift drop dies

Kevin Hale spent his last days at home surrounded by his family and friends, reliving memories, his wife said.

“He lived until his body told him he couldn’t live anymore,” she said.

Kevin Hale, an Army veteran, was a diehard fan of the San Francisco 49ers; he grew up next to the soccer team training camp. His family later moved to Rainier, Oregon, where, according to his wife, he graduated from high school.

He enjoyed fishing, disc golf and spending time with his children.

“He was always trying to find excitement when he was awake,” Lindsay Hale said.

Kevin Hale is survived by his wife and four children, Makayla, 23, Jaden, 20, Annabelle, 7, and Sawyer, 5; father; mother; two sisters, their husbands and children; and a brother, his wife and children. He was preceded in death by a brother, cousin and aunt.

A public service is scheduled for June 13 at 3 p.m. at the Cowlitz County Event Center in Longview, with a celebration of life to follow. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to wear their preferred sportswear; Kevin Hale will be.

“I just feel like the world needs to know that life is worth living, 100 percent worth living, no matter what comes your way,” said Lindsay Hale. “I can truly say that Kevin has lived his best life with no regrets.”

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