Harriet M. (Mason) Stangland (1921 - 2012)

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Harriet M. Stangland, age 91, of Hillsville, VA, born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Glenn, her brother, Burt Mason and her grandson, Steven Scott. Survived by daughters, Betsy S. Banks, Kathleen Ferguson (f/k/a Barbara J. Scott), and Sandra V. Greene (Douglas G. Greene); grandchildren, Eric D. Greene (Arleen Greene) and Katherine Greene (Rich Neefe); great grandchildren, Henry and Alice Neefe, Danielle Whitehurst and Forrest Glenn Greene; sister, Lynn Stanton (Jimmy Stanton); cousins Nellie Goodman and Mary Susan Duval.
Harriet attended Carlton University in Minnesota and the University of Minnesota where she studied music, and she sang professionally in the Minneapolis area for a number of years. She worked with Liberace and the Glenn Miller Band singing popular hits of her era, and her beautiful operatic voice filled the finest music halls and churches in the Twin Cities.
Thereafter her life was filled with a good marriage and being a busy homemaker and mother. She loved musical theatre, sports, decorating, entertaining and cooking for everyone. Music, family and friends filled her heart throughout her life. She was giving, loyal, brave, and beautiful inside and out. She will be dearly missed, and remembered with great love.
Memorials preferred to the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or the MN Animal Humane Society.
Arrangements handled by Twin County Funerals, Galax, VA
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Published in Galax Gazette from June 25 to June 26, 2012
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