Trynn Hanson
1951 - 2021
Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel
2547 Elmway
Okanogan, WA
Trynn Hanson
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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Dear Tom and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of Trynn's passing. As cousins, we spent many fun times together. I especially have very fond memories at the Birch Bay cabin. Spending the day swimming, dancing as teenagers, telling scary stories before falling asleep, and just having fun together. She was always the sweetest and kindest person. Thinking of you all.
Dolly Wheeler Eide
September 29, 2021
My condolences to Trynn's family. I only knew Trynn for a few short years, but the friendship we made filled my heart for a lifetime. I will miss our "coffee & dessert" get togethers and our phone calls. Whenever we were together there was so much laughter. Love you & miss you dear friend.....we will laugh together again.
September 24, 2021
Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a wonderful life together. Thinking of you and your family.
Anita Stolpe
September 23, 2021
RIP Aunt Trynn You were such a sweet person. I watched your two babies for you so you could help at your church. Thinking of all 4 of your beautiful children. You will always be my special Aunt on my dads side love you!
Roni Hall
September 21, 2021
Memories of smiles,walks and fun. So sorry Tom.
September 20, 2021
Such a sweet friend gone too soon. Trynn and I met in 7th grade and it was instant friendship. She is greatly missed. Tom, my sincere condolences to you and your boys. I believe Trynn is tending that Heavenly garden and we will meet again. May the memories of your dear one hold your thoughts and may God bring you peace and comfort in such a difficult time.
Bonnie (Finlayson) Lancaster
September 19, 2021
My condolences to Tom and the family at the passing of a truly loving lady. I hadn´t seen Trynn in a longtime. I will always remember her special care of my three children many years ago. I recall coming to pick them up at Trynn´s, the boys would be playing with Jon and my daughter would be curled up in Trynn´s lap. I´m glad she and Tom were able to enjoy a nice retirement. This obituary is a beautiful tribute to her.
Eileen Sobjack
September 18, 2021
I miss you so much Mom
September 15, 2021
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