Born April 28, 1932 in Hancock, Mi., to Hilda (Kotajarvi) and Frederick Tascott, she met Michigan Tech student, William Hanson during her senior year in High School and he proposed to her shortly before he left to serve in the United States Air Force in San Antonio, Tx. They married on Dec. 23, 1950 and celebrated the birth of their only child, William Louis in Dec. 1951.
The family traveled to many Air Force bases across the States until moving to Edinburgh, Scotland and Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1970 they settled in Menominee and Marinette area where her husband taught at Menominee High School. In 1985 they retired to a small farm in Hermansville, Mi.
She was a chef, master gardener, artist, cake decorator, candle maker, sewer, potter and knitter, but her true love was weaving.
Her years at the farm were the most enjoyable, where she raised sheep, had them sheared, carded and spun the wool into yarn. She grew natural dye plants and would dye the yarn and weave beautiful cloth on one of her many looms. She was active in the Baileys Fishing Museum, the Master Gardeners and The Sheep to Shawl Guild.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, William (Sarge) Hanson; a son, Wm. Louis (Linda) and three grandsons.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 15 from noon until time of a Memorial Service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Glenn Kanestrom officiating.