|Birth: ||May 28, 1936|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 2010|
Leona Mae Smith Hanson, age 73, of Salmon Falls Road in Hollis, passed away surrounded by her loving family, at her home after a long illness. She was born in Limington, Maine on May 28, 1936, a daughter of the late F. Leon and Luella (Hartford) Smith.
Leona attended Hollis schools and graduated from Hollis High School in 1953. In 1957, she graduated from Gorham State Teachers College and went on to teach 1st grade in Sanford for five years. On July 26, 1958, she married George Hanson at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Afterward, she left her teaching position to be a homemaker for her two children Nancy, and Scott.
In later years, she worked at UNUM, was a substitute teacher, and was a merchandiser for American Greetings.
She enjoyed spending time at their camp at Little Ossipee Lake, where she water-skied, and went for many boat rides. As well as snowmobiling with her family, collecting buttons, flower gardening, baking cookies, and desserts, making quilts, square dancing, bird watching, and playing the piano.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who treasured her family most.
She was the leader of the Salmon Falls 4-H Club, a member of the Sunshine Club, York County Button Club, Maine State Button Society, and a Past Noble Grand of the Forest Rebekah Lodge.
She attended the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Frances and brother-in-law Richard Anderson of Dayton. She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 51 years George Hanson; daughter Nancy Hogan and her husband Dan; son Scott Hanson and Laurie Cressey; grandson Brandon Hogan all of Hollis; brothers Elwin Smith and his wife Ruby of Bath, Elton "Bud" Smith and his wife Alva; sister-in-law Mildred Hanson; brothers-in-law Frank and Avis Hanson, Robert Hanson and Willie Whitten all of Hollis; Paul and Nellie Hanson of Standish and several special nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kurt Ebrahim and his staff at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Scarborough.
Interment at Meeting House Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 73 Pleasant Hill Road, Hollis, Maine 04042 or Maine
Meeting House Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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