Memorial service for Thomas Hanson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2023 at First United Methodist Church. Thomas William Hanson beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather passed away peacefully of natural causes at home on June 14, 2023 at the age of 86.
Tom was born on January 6, 1937 in Berkley, CA to Fred and Mildred Hanson.
On March 18, 1956 he married Carol Elaine Koop in Upton, WY. To this union five children were born, David Hanson, Michael (Darcy) Hanson, Jane (Byron) Nelson, Janice (Michael) Curry, and Timothy (Maurica) Hanson.
He was a self-driven, hard-working individual which he applied to every aspect of his life; including his career in the oilfield. Once while working he saved a mother dog from harm; the rancher gave him his beloved dog, Patches.
His passions were hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. During retirement he loved playing cards daily which kept his mind young. He even played cards the day before he passed. Tom was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; which he loved dearly. Memorials are suggested to benefit Special Olympics. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com