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JAMES GRAHAM HANNAH


1928 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
JAMES GRAHAM HANNAH Obituary
James Graham Hannah of Anacortes, died February 15, 2011 in Anacortes. He was born to Essie and James Hannah in Weed, California on the slopes of Mount Shasta, on February 19, 1928.

Jim was married to Beverly for 44 years until her death in 1995.

He is survived by his son, Scott Hannah (and Raye White) of Grants Pass, OR; daughter, Karen (Hannah) Huber and her husband Curtis of Anacortes, WA; grandson, Dan Huber (and Kate) of Seattle, WA; and his dear companion, Mary Moore, of Denver, CO.

Jim learned to fly when he was about 16 years old, and flying remained a passion throughout his life. He joined United Airlines in 1955 and often said he was the luckiest man alive to have worked in a job he would have paid to do. Jim worked as both a pilot and in management was Chief Pilot of the Seattle base for many years and ended his career flying routes to Hong Kong and Singapore as a DC-10 captain.

In retirement he was president of the local chapter of the Washington Pilots Association, a member of the Quiet Birdmen (QB's), and enjoyed many travels with Mary.

Jim had a big sense of humor and was known for his quick puns. He was a great Dad and grandfather - his grandson and he called each other Putz and Maroon, from the movie Grumpy Old Men.

He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family.

A celebration of his life will be held in the spring contact the family if you want to receive notice.

To share his passion for flying with future generations, memorial gifts may be sent to the Aviation Academy, c/o Snohomish County Airport / Paine Field, 3220 100th Street SW, Everett, WA, 98204. This program brings the experience of flying and mechanics to 13-18 year olds with dreams like Jim's.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Jim, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
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