HALL, THEO MAE KETHLEY ( 1902 ~1989) Theo Mae Kethley Hall, wife of Marvin Hall, was born on September 12, 1902, in Center, Texas to Thomas Ward and Ida Pearl Boyd Kethley.
Following graduation from Center High School, where she was salutatorian of her class, she attended the University of Texas at Austin and Southwest Texas State University. After teaching school for several years, she married Marvin Hall, an attorney and former member of the State Board of Insurance, on June 8, 1926. Mr Hall died in 1974.
Mrs. Hall was a leader in many civic, cultural, religious and political organizations. She played a mojor role in the founding of the State Official Ladies Club, the Austin Lawyers' Wives' Club, Save The Children Federation (Austin Chapter), the Friendship Community Center (East Austin), Chapter BQ of PEO, the Fellowship Forum of the Univeristy United Methodist Church and the Reading is Fundamental Program.
She served as president of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs and the Austin Women's Club, in addition to the organizations which she helped found. She served as an officer of the Rio Grande Valley Federation of Women's Clubs, the Pan American Round Table, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Memberships include the Austin Symphony League, the Ausitn Club, the Freedom Foundation, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Democratic Forum. She was a tireless organizer in many political campaigns, notably for the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson presidental campaigns, as well as for those of Governors James V. Allred, Dan Moody, Allan Shivers, Preston Smith, John Connally, Price Daniel, Dolph Briscoe, and Mark White.
Mrs. Hall passed away Monday, August 28, 1989, and was buried next to her husband, Marvin, in the Texas State Cemetery onThursday, August 31, 1989.
Information taken from: obituary, Austin American-Statesman, Thursday, August 31, 1989.