Hanson, Alfred "Gene", Age 83, Passed away Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Bellingham, WA. Gene was born on December 15, 1930 in Seattle, WA to Judson S. & Althea L. (Rensberger) Hanson. He had 4 children by a previous marriage. On February 28, 1976 he married Patricia D. (Pat) Lewis in Spokane, WA. Gene joined the Air Force in 1951 and became a Jet Engine Technician. He retired after 24 years as a Master Sergeant on Dec 31, 1975. He was a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 33 degree, Cordell Lodge #127 from Cordell, Oklahoma. He loved to camp, fish and enjoy the outdoors in his RV. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jay Hanson, Mary Jones, his wife Pat, his brothers: Alvin Hanson, Bob Hanson and his youngest son Jim Hanson. Gene is survived by 6 children: Chuck Hanson, Lynnwood, WA, Cindi Grant, Newport, WA, Karen (Jim) Pantoleon, Ferndale, WA, Karl (Becky) Hanson, Spokane, WA, Bill (Dawne) Cowmeadow, Rosamond, CA, Pam (Tim) Halderman, Everson, WA, 2 sister in-laws, 14 Grand Childen & 11 Great-grandchildren, as well as numerous Nieces & Nephews. There will be a memorial service at Greenacres Memorial Park chapel on Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 1:00PM followed by a reception.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Aug. 12, 2014