Obituary of Reatha Velma Hanson
Reatha Velma Hanson (Herron) was born to Bob and Myrtle Herron on March 11, 1934 and passed away on April 27, 2023 at the age of 89.
She was raised in the New Bridgen area with her siblings Melvin, Darleen and Kathleen and continued to make her home there when she married Roald Hanson in October, 1953. They raised their family there while she helped on the family farm and also drove school bus for many years. She was an active member of the New Bridgen Community, an avid curler and many get togethers with music and/or food was held at their home with neighbours and friends.
She later moved to Calgary where she worked for Nova until her retirement in 1995. She spent many summers in her trailer at Gull Lake with her family and spent her later years at the Oyen Lodge.
Reatha passed away peacefully with her family at her side.
She was blessed with 5 children; Kathy (Hoppy), Brian, Jerry (Michelle), Coleen (Don) and Carol (Jim); eight grandchildren, Luke (Michelle), Velvet, Loni (Willi), Lorell (Kris), Cory (Nicole), Darcy (Jamie), Shelby (Jory), Candra; nine great grandchildren, Jordan, Breanna, Daxton, Logan, Halen, Jaxson, Connor, Kendall and Aubree.
Reatha had many nieces, nephews and friends that became her family in each of the places she lived and they all will remember her fondly.
She was predeceased by her son Brian, her parents Bob and Myrtle and other family members.
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