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Leola V. Hanson

February 12, 1918 November 27, 2017
Leola V. Hanson
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Leola V. Hanson of McMinnville, Oregon passed away peacefully in her home on November 27, 2017. Leola was born February 12, 1918 to Carl and Trella Venneberg in Chelan, Washington.
Leola married Arthur Henry Hanson May 22, 1941 in Great Lakes, Illinois where he was stationed in the Navy. They raised daughters Mary and June while moving around to various bases during Arthur's career in the Navy and Civil Engineer Corps.
They eventually settled in Stockton, California where Art taught engineering and math at the local Delta College and Lee became active with running a bridge club. Art accompanied Lee as she worked as a bridge director on cruise ships. Lee recently obtained her Gold Life Master designation from the American Contract Bridge League. Art and Lee also enjoyed playing golf and they made many friends through these activities.
Lee lived in Stockton, California for about 50 years before moving to McMinnville, Oregon in 2013 at the age of 95 to be near family. She lived independently in a cottage at Rock of Ages and quickly found her way to the local duplicate bridge club. She joined the First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Rock of Ages community. Lee continued visiting her friends back in Stockton and attended bridge tournaments in Oregon. She enjoyed teaching bridge lessons in her home, especially teaching her granddaughter Lisa to play and join her in the local bridge club. Until her recent illness at age 99, Lee was still playing bridge, driving, and living independently.
As much as Lee enjoyed her family and friends, they cherished her even more. It was often heard spoken, “I want to grow up to be just like Lee!”
Lee is survived by her daughter Mary Daly of Gleneden Beach; granddaughter Lisa (Jerry) Terry of McMinnville; granddaughter Kristine Givens of Sheridan; grandson Wayne (Ginny) Dykes of McMinnville; grandson David Dykes of Amity; granddaughter Mary Hanson of Auburn, WA; grandson Eric Hanson of Auburn, WA; 15 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and extended family from near and far who have often attended family reunions to visit her.
Lee was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur; daughter June; and great grandson Ryan.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Rock of Ages Chapel, 15600 SW Rock of Ages Road, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128.

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2:00 PM 12/10/2017 2:00:00 PM
Rock of Ages Chapel

15600 SW Rock of Ages Road
McMinnville, OR 97128

Rock of Ages Chapel
15600 SW Rock of Ages Road McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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