Velma June Hanson


Velma June Hanson of Prineville died at St. Charles Medical Center on Oct. 6, 
2000. She was 71 years old.
  She was born on June 5, 1929, to Alfred and Hattie Best in Dear Park, WA. 
She attended school in Dayville and Klamath Falls. Following High School she 
married Fred Hanson on May 9, 1948.
  The couple moved to Fox Valley where they owned and operated a cattle ranch 
untill 1960 when they purchased a ranch in Mitchell. They also owned ranches 
in Unity and John Day. The family moved to Prineville in 1985 while 
continuing ti run their ranches.
  Mrs. Hanson enjoyed ceramics, flower gardening, reading, crocheting, 
driving through the forest and spending time with family.
  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Prineville and was active 
in the Mitchell Assembly of God Church previously.
  Survivors include her husband Fred Hanson of Prineville: sons Wayne and 
Brenda Lee Hanson of Prineville, Jeff and Brenda Kay Hanson of Buhl ID.: 
daughters, Marla and Bill Nash of Beaverton and Sue and Don Page of 
Prineville: brother Carroll and Pat Best of Spanaway, WA : mother Hattie 
Williams of Prineville: 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and 
several nieces , nephew, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her 
father.
  Visitation will be held at Whispering Pines Funeral Home today from noon to 
6 PM Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wed., Oct 11 at the First 
Assembly of God Church , 825 S. Main St. in Prineville.
 Memorials may be made to the Oregon Diabetes Association or to a charity of 
ones choice.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.