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Carl Haldor Hanson

Albany, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 27 Oct 2014 (aged 77)
Albany, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 138131107 · View Source
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Carl H. Hanson, 77, of Albany died Monday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.

Born in Albany, California, to Elmer and Velma (Ewing) Hanson, Carl moved with his family to Portland when he was in grade school. He graduated from Multnomah Grade School in 1951 and Lincoln High School in 1955. He entered the U.S. Navy and spent two years based in Seattle on board the USS Savage. Carl married Katy Grant on April 20, 1958, in Portland. Carl attended Multnomah College, a technical college in Portland, finishing in 1962.

He then was hired by Hewlett-Packard Co. and worked there for 37 years, including 10 years in the Bay Area, five years in Colorado Springs, 13 years in Corvallis (while living in Albany), and nine years in Vancouver, Washington. Katy and Carl lived in Cannon Beach before moving back to Albany in 2001.

Carl led an active and diverse life. He was a ham radio operator and an electronics technician at the dawn of the high-tech era. He also was a lifelong barbershop and chorus singer, and had the honor of singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He loved fishing, crabbing and golfing, but most of all liked being with his wife, Katy, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Everyone remembers Carl as a really nice person. Like his father, his skills were diverse and deep-ranging, from woodworking (especially picture frames for Katy), to being able to repair anything. These skills have been passed on to his children and grandchildren.

“We aspire to be like Dad and his presence will be with us all forever.”

Surviving are his wife, Katy Grant Hanson of Albany; sons Chris and wife Brenda of Albany, and Steve and wife Lisa of Corvallis and Bend; daughter Elizabeth and husband Otmar II Borchard of Bend; brother Eugene and wife Janet of Moses Lake, Washington; brother-in-law Jack Grant of Lebanon; sister-in-law Barbara Hjort and husband Bob of Duluth, Minnesota; grandsons Brandon Hanson and wife Jetta of Albany, Ryan Hanson and wife Mari of Albany, Otmar III Borchard and Logan Borchard of Bend; and great-grandchildren Kohen and Penelope Hanson of Albany.


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