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Math "Fred" Frederick HansonMay 22, 1923 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 94)
Math Frederick "Fred" Hanson, 94, of Prineville, passed away on Saturday September 30, 2017. There will be a viewing held from 4 - 7 PM on Friday October 6, 2017 at Whispering Pines Funeral Home 3168 NE 3rd Street Prineville. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the First Assembly of God Church 835 S Main Street Prineville with a graveside burial to follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery 1555 N Main St, Prineville. Following the burial there will be a reception in the Fireside Room at the First Assembly of God Church. Pastor Larry McGarry will officiate the service.
Fred was born May 22, 1923 to Hans and Edith (Anderson) Hanson in Long Creek, Oregon, on a ranch that was homesteaded by his parents who came from Denmark. He was the youngest of three children and the only one that lived. Fred and his father became partners on the ranch until his dad's passing in 1973. During that time, they raised numerous cattle and sheep. Fred was not fond of the sheep. He always said that was his dad's preference, he preferred the cattle.
He was married to Velma “June” Best for 52 years and together they had four children. They began their lives together on the Fox Ranch, moving later to a ranch in Mitchell, then on to Unity and John Day area. Eventually after retirement they purchased a home in Prineville
After the passing of his wife June, Fred was fortunate to meet a wonderful lady, Mary Ann Tooley. Mary Ann and her family became an important part of his life. For ten years they were great companions. They enjoyed taking trips and spending time together until her passing.
He enjoyed working on the ranch, fishing, reading, playing pinochle, attending church at the First Assembly of God, spending time with his family and friends. Fred loved and lived life to the fullest and was known for his contagious smile, kindness, sweet spirit, integrity, honesty and work ethic. He was an amazing man and loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Edith Hanson, his wife, June Hanson, and his son, Wayne Hanson.
Survivors include his daughter Marla and (Bill) Nash of Beaverton, Oregon, daughter Sue and (Don) Page of Prineville, Oregon, son Jeff and (Brenda) Hanson of Twin Falls, Idaho, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond in care of Whispering Pines Funeral Home 3168 NE 3rd Street Prineville, Or 97754 ~ 541-416-9733