Vernon Dennis Hanson, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Skagit Valley Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley following a broken hip. He came into this world on November 15, 1929, delivered at home by his ‘grand aunt’, in a Swedish Community, Hoogdal, Sedro-Woolley, WA.
He attended Sedro-Woolley High School where he was part of a singing group called “The Jolly Boys” he graduated in 1948. After graduating he served his country in the Korean War. He was a member of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce.
He married Mary Evelyn Libby in 1965, and they had two sons.
He studied and received his plumbers’ license and later his pipefitting license and worked the trade for 50 years.
Vernon rode a Harley and belonged to a motorcycle club. He also was a member of the NW Glacier Cruisers Snowmobile Club, and the Samish Valley and Fredonia Grange.
He later married Vonda LaRae DuLany in December 1984. They made their home in Sedro-Woolley, WA for the last 32 years.
He survived cancer in the 1990’s.
He is survived by his wife, Vonda Hanson; two sons, Robert Hanson (Anissa), David Hanson (Blanca); four step children, Michael DuLany (Nancy), David DuLany, Jena Maciel, Anissa Lynn Hanson; sister, Lynea McIlraith of Mount Vernon; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Beatrice (Bodine) Hanson; many aunts and uncles.
A Graveside Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Union Cemetery in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a reception at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church reception hall. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.