Primarily known for her watercolors of the Grand Tetons and irises, Deanne Jones (Hally) was born on August 14, 1944 in Provo, Utah. When she was six years old, the family moved to Pocatello and she graduated from Pocatello High School in 1962. She attended Idaho State University as an art major, and married Thomas Hally in 1963. They lived in Blackfoot, Pocatello and then moved to Idaho Falls in 1979, where Deanne became a well-known watercolor artist.
She received numerous awards for her work, including first place in the Idaho Watercolor Society.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, she nevertheless defied the odds and lived another eight years. Deanne Hally was a world traveler, often painting favorite scenes from her excursions. She frequently stopped along the road to study the beauty in simple things - like the rich autumn palette of a changing aspen.
While visiting Spain with her husband, she died in Torremolinos on October 22, 2002.
Obituary at woodfuneralhome.com
Information courtesy of Lee Brill