Lloyd E. Hale, 80, of Central Point, Ore., passed away peacefully May 1, 2013, after a battle with cancer. Lloyd was born October 14, 1932, in Ashland, Ore. to Glenn and Sylvia Hale.

He graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1950. He later completed his Master's degree at Southern Oregon State College. He started teaching school at Phoenix Elementary in 1954 then moved to Prospect, Ore. and taught there from 19621976 where he worked as the principal, and later as superintendent. He then moved to Cave Junction, Ore. in 1976 where he was principal of Evergreen Elementary School until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he worked part time for the U.S. Forest Service and sold encyclopedia educational materials to schools in Oregon and Idaho.

Lloyd was junior class president at Southern Oregon College and served in the Lions Club for 25 years and also the PTA. He was president of the Jackson County School Principal Association. In 1994 he moved to Nehalem, Ore. where he served on the Advisory Board of the Nehalem Swimming Pool. Lloyd and his wife, Sheila, moved to Central Point, Ore. in 2011, but also have a home in Yuma, Ariz. where they spent their winters.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila; three children, Chris Hale, of Bend, Ore., Carol Cot, of Central Point, and Jo Lynn Sanders, of Portland, Ore.; stepson, Jeff Collett Jr., of Fort Collins, Colo.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joyce Hale; brothers, Charles and Frank Hale; and stepdaughter, Susan Moffat.

The family will have a gathering at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Lloyd and Sheila's home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please log onto roguevalleyfunerals.com to sign guestbook and offer condolences.