Mrs. Hale was born in Covington, KY, a daughter of Kenneth H and Betty Sue Easley. She attended Phoenix schools graduating in 1962 from Carl Hayden High School and later attended Phoenix College. The Hale familly moved to Safford in 1985, followed by a move to Tucson. Since 2003 they have made their home in Casa Grande. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and ran her own custom sewing business. She was an aemployee of Alltel Corporation.