This fund was started in the spring of 2003 to help support a great friend and co-worker, Daryl Hall, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December of 2002 and courageously battled one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, Gliablastoma Mulitforme (GBM). Unfortunately, Daryl’s cancer proved to be terminal and he passed away in August of 2003. The family fund was established to support Daryl, his wife Lynn, and his two children, Jared (age eleven) and Stephanie (age nine), while Daryl fought through his illness. One of his biggest concerns was that his children would not have the finances to attend College. This fund has been established and maintained in order to keep a promise to him made by many of his close friends. It is our goal to set aside enough financial resources that his children will not have to worry about funding for college.
Daryl was truly a one of a kind individual, serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Charles F. Adams from 1985 –1989. He began his post military career with the Trinity River Authority’s Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) in 1991. Daryl started as a seasonal employee and quickly worked his way up to Maintenance Supervisor. He was involved in numerous facility expansions and improvements, and earned a reputation as a person who always got the job done! In 2001 Daryl left the Authority to join C F Engineered Equipment as a Service Representative responsible for establishing service contracts, performing equipment start up, and repairing rotating equipment for water and wastewater facilities throughout Texas.
Daryl was a member of the Texas Water Utility Association (TWUA) where he has volunteered as a speaker for several district meetings, including the Black lands and White Rock Districts. On several occasions he assisted instructors of the Pump & Motor Maintenance and Utility Safety Courses as well as representing C F Engineered Equipment in their booths at the North Central Texas and East Texas Regional Schools. Additionally, Daryl was a member of the Water Environment Association (WEAT), where he served as a volunteer for the Operations Challenge Program.
Daryl was the greatest of friends and the one person you could count on if you were in need. He was a loving father and husband that truly adored his family. Daryl could be found on the baseball field coaching his son or watching his daughter at her dance recitals. He was an avid outdoorsman that spent all of his spare time fishing or hunting with his family. It was said at his wake, “To know Daryl was to love him, and if you didn’t, then it was just a testament to your own low moral character.”
This is an opportunity to give back to a very deserving person and his family. A contributions account in the name of “The Daryl Hall Fund” has been established at the Bank of America. All donations will go directly to his family.
In keeping with Daryl’s desire to give back to our industry and help others, North Texas WEAT has agreed to manage the Daryl Hall Scholarship fund. The inaugural donation of $1,000 was provided by Lynn Hall and her children in May of this year. Once financially secure, this scholarship will be available to all employees of North Texas Utilities and their children for the specific purpose of providing technical training and assisting with finances associated with continued education.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
Should you require specific information on this fund please contact Janice Fuqua or Sam Caillouet at phone # 972-479-1105.