Henry Lynn Hall Jr.

June 1, 1924October 9, 2012

Henry “Lynn” Hall Jr. “The world’s most interesting man” moved on October 9, 2012. Lynn was born on June 1, 1924 in Fillmore, CA to Isabel and Henry Lynn Hall Sr. Along with running his own independent oil production company, Lynn was very active in keeping and breeding Fennec foxes, numerous species of beautiful fruit doves and pigeons; indeed, his name and expertise is internationally known. Throughout the years, Lynn has been active in numerous organizations and has given many presentations at various conferences. He served as a past president of the Avicultural Society of America and was on the board of Zoological Association of America (ZAA). He was awarded a truly special honor, the Jean Delacour Avicultural Award in 2007 for significant lifetime achievement in the field of aviculture at the ISBBC in Toronto, Canada.

Lynn traveled in many countries throughout the world and appreciated each unique culture he encountered. He was an active participant in several conservation efforts including the Mariana Avifauna Conservation and the Sahara Conservation Fund. The Hall Family ZAA Wildlife Conservation Fund was created in honor of his work and the memory of his wife of 46 years, Marge Hall. Lynn was also preceded in death by his sons, Hank Hall and Jim Hall. He is survived by step-son Jim Olsen (Kay), daughter-in-law Diane Hall; grandchildren Christian (Pam), Eric (Adriana), Jennifer, Aaron, and Tony (Kristi); and great grandchildren Hank, Siena and Ella. In the way he lived his life he encouraged a sense of adventure in each of us.

The services will take place Wednesday, October 17, at 10 a.m. at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks in Westlake Village. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lynn’s name to the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Henry Lynn Hall Jr.

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Gail Worth

December 14, 2012

I will always remember this gracious, interesting, generous, wonderful man!

Garrie Landry

November 12, 2012

I met Lynn Hall many years ago (mid 1980s) at his home, and of course bought some incredible rare doves from him over the years. It was a honor to know such a person and I will always treasure those memories. He was so well liked by all who knew him, He will be greatly missed by many.

Lisa Helterbran

October 31, 2012

It was such and honor to know Lynn and Marge since 1987. I worked for Lynn, taking care of the foxes and birds. I learned so much and he was not just a boss but a friend. They truely had an impact on my life. I will miss his stories and pictures of all his adventures. Rest in peace.

Ron Polasek

October 25, 2012

I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet Lynn and talk with him about his many experiences and wonderful adventures, I will miss him.
Ron Polasek

Desiree Lake

October 17, 2012

I have only had a few short years to know Lynn, but he was truly a man I will never forget. From his stories to his lessons, I learned so much. Thank you for your words of wisdom, and everything you do for all creatures big and small. I raise a Gin and Tonic in your honor.

Luciana/Jenni/Billy Scott

October 17, 2012

Rest In Peace,Mr. Hall,I am so grateful that my children and I had the honor to meet you and spend a worderfull day at your beautiful house and enjoy the incredible foxes, birds and listening to your adventures. A experience they'll carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Terrie Klontz

October 16, 2012

It was an honor to know and spend time with Mr. Hall. Lynn was always such a gentlemen. He taught and showed people value and respect on so many different levels. My family always enjoyed our trips to visit. My daughters loved to hear his stories of adventure. Lynn is a rare gem who will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Martha Brumm and Marge Longoria

October 16, 2012

We are honored to have known Lynn and to have had a chance to listen to his many interesting adventures. To his loving family, we want you to know you have our thoughts and sympathy. We hope all of the happy memories you shared will comfort you.

October 15, 2012

We should all live life with such adventure and generosity as he did. We enjoyed knowing Lynn. We spent fun times with him in Chinle, AZ. Barry and Val Rudaitis

Kevin Chambers

October 15, 2012

I am very honored to have called Lynn a friend. His kindness and knowledge was unsurpassed. My sympathies to all of his loved ones and frineds