Warryn Lee HANSON
1952 - 2020
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HANSON, Warryn Lee Warryn Lee Hanson, adored husband, father, grandfather, and teacher passed away unexpectedly at the age of 67 on June 23rd, 2020. Warryn was born to Walter and Hilda (Burkhardt) Hanson on August 9th, 1952 in Denver, Colorado. Born after his older brother Kenn and before his youngest brother Dennis, from birth until death Warryn's life was filled by family he loved beyond comprehension. A teacher for over 40 years, Warryn purposefully worked at schools with students that needed a figure beyond simply a teacher. From the beginning of his early days teaching in Colorado while living in a home (literally) with plants growing out of the bathtub, his unwavering passion for education and mentoring students of all backgrounds gave hope and promise to more children than can be measured. Professionally, the only rival to his teaching career was his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Serving as a park ranger for years in several different areas, he was able to blend his love of education and the wilderness as one of the original staff of the Outdoor Learning Center in Spokane Valley. After a successful launch of the Outdoor Learning Center, Warryn went back to teaching elementary education until his retirement from Ness Elementary in Spokane Valley. Married on November 27, 1976 to his love Sharon Hanson, their family became whole with the birth of their two children, Amber (1982) and Graham (1985). A man born to be a parent, Warryn's capacity to use his time only in servitude of fatherhood will remain his greatest legacy. From late night basketball sessions, countless nights by the side of his ailing daughter, and simply being there for any problem large or small for those he loved made him the epitome of the phrase "Family Man." From his worst days to his best, he was always ready to share love and laughter with anyone lucky enough to be in his life. Beyond being an exceptional dad and devoted husband, the ripples of his selfless love reverberated to his two grandchildren. Even as babies, the light that shone from his granddaughters' smiles when he entered the room was indicative of a connection only a man like Warryn could have with thempure love and joy. If Warryn is remembered for one thing, perhaps the most fitting thing would be the smile he could elicit from his youngest granddaughter when she heard the sound of his Chuck Taylor's walking to the door. Warryn is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Hanson and Hilda Hanson. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sharon, his older brother Kenn (wife Jamie) and younger brother Dennis (wife Barrie), his two kids Amber and Graham (wife Kristi), and his two granddaughters Sienna(5) and Camryn(4). A man of great faith, a celebration of life will be held at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho on Wednesday, July 1st at 1pm. English Funeral Chapel www.englishfuneralchapel.com

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Published in Spokesman-Review on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
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Sharon, Amber & Graham,

We are deeply saddened with the passing of Warryn. He was truly one of the great guys and we send our dearest condolences to all of you and your extended families.

The Byrds-Jim, Steph, Nick, Amanda & Andrew
Jim Byrd
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June 30, 2020
Sharon, Amber & Graham,

We are deeply saddened with the passing of Warryn. He was truly one of the great guys and we send our dearest condolences to all of you and your extended families.

The Byrds-Jim, Steph, Nick, Amanda & Andrew
Jim Byrd
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June 29, 2020
We have known Warryn since Carl and I first got married and the guys played baseball and basketball together. They were always the sweatiest completely smelly guys at the end of every game...and they loved it!
We were Luce, Wade, Cooz and Fran for 40 years....
Warryn and Sharon were always available to me in my amazingly crazy times of crisis, Iron Man rentals, teenage children, and too much sports talk at home. With them I felt at home and although they moved around a lot I would always make a beeline to their living room and they would listen to me.
I would leave their house each time....feeling better about myself because Warryn helped me laugh at all the things that I thought were totally never going to change.
He had a heart bigger than anyone I know for his daughter Amber (long-suffering from Crohns), for Graham/ Kristi and the grand girls and for the love of his life Sharon❤
Sharon and I would talk smack about our husbands over the phone weekly and it seems like we were dealing with the same person. I would tell her that Carl wasnt listening to me and she said put your big girl panties on girlfriend and deal with it.....Warryn hasnt listen to me in years!
She would call me from the car on long road trips together and she would ask me to mobilize and come and pick her up❤
In truth Warryn and Sharon were an awesome role model for us the way they raised their children with love and laughter and the way they loved us! Road trips, camping, lightning storms, Dairy Queen breakfasts, Indian poker, sending each other weird photographs with weird captions, Bob Seeger dancing and laughing at our children together!
We will miss our dear friend forever, never see a pair of Converse tennis shoes without a tear and hear his laughter always in our hearts.

You were one amazing friend and this is so very hard
Save us a spot near heavens basketball court!
Love ,Fran and Cooz
Anne Couser
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June 29, 2020
In loving memory of Warryn, a great teacher and friend! A gift of trees is given in sincere sympathy to the family you loved, for the outdoor world which fed your spirit and to preserve the future for all the students you cared for deeply. You will be missed. . . Deralyn and Del Nord
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June 29, 2020
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June 28, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Warryn at Ness. His love for children is unmeasurable and I learned so much from him. Fly with the Eagles, Mr. Hanson. --Julie Nelson
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