Margaret Hanson

Margaret Anne Woodard Hanson, 78, of Shelley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Lincoln Court under the care of Hearts of Hospice.

Margaret was born May 6, 1935, in El Paso, Texas, to John Wesley Woodard and Susie Mae Germany Woodard. She was the youngest of four children.

She attended schools in Texas, Oregon and Idaho, graduating from Boise High School in 1953. She attended Texas State Women's College and the University of Idaho.

She received her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University in May 1981, and taught consumer economics in Rockland, Idaho, for a short time.

While attending the University of Idaho, she met Robert Poole Hanson. They were married June 11, 1955, in Boise. Their marriage was solemnized in the Washington D.C. Temple on Feb. 8, 1975.

She was a member of the LDS Church, serving in many positions in the Primary and Relief Society.

She was a natural homemaker. She loved to sew, to garden and to cook. Her sewing abilities were greatly admired. She loved her family and was very devoted to them, and will be missed very much by them all.

During her husband's naval career, they lived in California, Japan, Rhode Island and Virginia. After Bob's retirement as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy in 1975, they returned to Idaho and moved to Goshen, where she resided until the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bob of Shelley; four children, Col. Robert Michael (Lynne) Hanson, U.S.M.C., of Boise, Shannon (Randy) Robinson of Idaho Falls, Mary (Kevin) Buckner of Highland, Utah, and Melissa Hanson of Salmon, Idaho; one sister; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Goshen Ward LDS Church, 792 N. 1090 East in Shelley. The family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Saturday at the Goshen Ward LDS Church. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Nalder Funeral Home
110 W Oak St Shelley, ID 83274
(208) 357-3231

Published in Post Register on Dec. 26, 2013