Bruce M. Hall, 58, a retired engineering geologist with the Department of the Army, died Sept. 7 in a Reno hospital as a result of an intestinal disorder.

Mr. Hall, who spent most of his professional career with the U.S. Army's Corps of Engineers, came to the Washington area in 1962 to serve as chief of the space sciences section of the Army's Office of the Chief of Engineers. While there, he helped develop an engineering model of the moon that was used in planning lunar exploration.

He is the founder of the Association of Engineering Geologists, a professional group.

In 1971, Mr. Hall retired for reasons of health and moved to Reno, where he lived at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; six daughters, Linda Belle Hackman, of Baltimore, Jana and Dawn Hall, of Salt Lake City, Delora Hall Dalton, of Houston, Susan Luan Mahoney, of Salt Lake City, and Diana Sue Kunze, of Alexandria; three sons, Richard Winthrop, of Reno, Norwin Bruce, of Portland, Ore., Winthrop Basil, of Salt Lake City, a foster son, Edward Beden Johnson III, of Las Vegas; and his father, Adm. W. W. Hall, retired, of San Diego.