Services: Have been held.
Frederick Hale, 78, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at home.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1926, in Gettysberg, Pa., to Herbert A. and Fredericka Stalb Hale.
He married Lorena McFarland on May 12, 1946, in Farmington. He was the office manager for El Paseo Natural Gas Co. in Gallup. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Gallup and Wilcox, Ariz., and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clovis.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a brother, Bill Hale.
Survivors include three sons, Frederick Hale (and wife, Kathy) of Portales, Paul Hale (Maxine) of Bluewater Lake and Rick Hale (Fran) of La Mesa; a daughter, Loretta Ford (Grady) of Texarkana, Texas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A rosary is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clovis.
Father Carlos Chavez will officiate the services.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.