July 20, 1951 - September 4, 2021
Tonasket, Washington - Trynn Noreen Hanson, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Wenatchee, Washington, at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband of 41 yrs., Thomas L. Hanson, her children, Pat Russell, Keri Allen, Jonathan Hanson, and Jeffrey Hanson, her grandchildren, Jeremy, Conner, Adriana, Alyssa, and Kaylee, her brother, Ray Hall and wife Linda. Her brother Gerald Hall, married to Patricia, died in 2020. Trynn had great love and devotion to all of them.
Trynn was born to Ralph Hall and Marion (Jones) Hall on July 20, 1951, in Bellingham, Washington, where she spent 66 of her 70 years. She grew up on John Wayne movies and westerns like Gunsmoke and Bonanza, shows she revisited and enjoyed again in retirement. Her first work experience was at her father's bakery (Hall's Bakery) where she no doubt learned her love of baking. Later, she landed a job at the southside Albertson's bakery. Over the years, she also worked for Penny's, Macy's, and Marshall's.
On January 5, 1980, Trynn married Tom, the love of her life. Though they first met at Shuksan Junior High School, their paths crossed again years later at a sandwich shop inside the Payless store where Tom worked. Destiny, it seems, wasn't to be denied.
In 2006, Trynn and Tom bought property in Tonasket, Washington, and spent time there every summer. They moved to the property for good in 2017, and Trynn performed a minor miracle by bringing forth a garden in the sandy, high desert soil of the Okanogan Highlands. From a dusty, rock-filled yard she created an oasis, just as she had done with everything else in her life. They also bought their first convertible, which they enjoyed driving to various wineries to sample the fare and listen to the local musicians. As they cruised down the road with the top down, Tom would tease Trynn about driving topless.
Trynn was a woman of many passions, whether it was her love of God, the joy she found among her friends at Monday Bible study, or the way she crafted her apple pies, which absolutely had to be made with Gravenstein apples. Their dogs, Willie and Sophie, were her constant companions and she had a deep love of animals.
Though her passing is hard on those left behind, and the world less bright, it does the heart good to imagine her tending a different garden, one of vastly richer soil. There the flowers bloom eternally, and the strawberries are sweeter than earthly comparison. If you close your eyes you can almost see her, looking like a flower herself among the lilies and roses.
That's how we'll imagine her, until we next meet.
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