The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

June 15, 2013

Virginia 'Ginny' Ann (Garfield) Hanson

OGDEN, Utah — Virginia “Ginny” Ann Garfield Hanson, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2013.

She was born in Danville, Ill., on Nov. 12, 1937.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1955 and attended Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, for three years, where she studied business.

She married Martin P. Hanson of Watseka on Jan. 2, 1960.

Ginny began working in high school as a solicitor for the United Fund in Danville. After college her career continued with the Navy Department in Arlington, Va., and ended with her retirement from Raytheon Engineers & Constructors in Downers Grove.

Survivors include: her husband, Martin P. Hanson Sr., Darien, Ill.; sons, Martin Philip (Mary) Hanson Jr., Pinckney, Mich., and Adam Gunnar (Teddie) Hanson, Roy, Utah; granddaughters, Melissa Hanson, Kalamazoo, Mich., Josephine Hanson, Pinckney, Mich., and Sonie Christensen, Clearfield, Utah; brother, William David (Jeanie) Garfield, Katy, Texas; stepfather, Elwood J. “Woody” Farmer, Urbana; brother-in-law, Warren “Gus” (Jan) Hanson, Watseka; sister-in-law, Karen Babbitt, Redmond, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

Being Phil and Gunnar’s mother brought her joy. She loved cats, lighthouses, long leisurely walks, reading and spending time near the ocean.

Preceding Ginny in death were her mother, Emily L. Garfield Farmer – 1914-2004; and stepfather, Harold F. Garfield – 1896-1964.

A celebration of Ginny’s life will take place at a later date at which time her remains will be scattered at her favorite place in New Hampshire.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Legacy House of Ogden, Utah, and HCNU Hospice for the loving care they provided Ginny these past two months.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001, or a Humane Society chapter of your choosing.

Arrangements entrusted to: Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, Ogden, Utah.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT CN 07-22 Cannon C Photo 1 Charles Nelbert Cannon Charles Nelbert Cannon, a long-time resident of Armstrong, joined the angels “In That Great Forevermore” on July 17, 2014 in Paxton at the age of 93.He was born May 19, 1921, in Camden Ark., to the Rev. Robert H. and Brenda Troil Thornton Cannon.He m

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • OBIT-CN Newman photo Joseph A. Newman HILLSBORO, Ind. — Joseph Allen Newman, 94, formerly of Hillsboro passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2014, at Danville Care Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-22 Atwood F photo Frank Carl Atwood Frank Carl Atwood passed from this world to join his Lord at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was cared for in Palliative Care Unit at VA Illiana Heath Care System.Frank was born May 16, 1950. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy N. Sum

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wesley Elmer Sell Wesley Elmer Sell, 85, of Danville, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Chicago, a son of Elmer and Olga Anderson Sell.He married Maurine “Rene” Phillips on Feb. 12, 1955, in Madi

    July 22, 2014

  • Vernon LeRoy Jones Vernon LeRoy Jones, 96, of Indianapolis, passed away July 18, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charles A. Ferris Charles A. Ferris, 75, of Park Ridge, formerly formerly of Schaumburg and a Danville native.Beloved husband of Dr. Linda Ferris. Loving father of Eric Ferris, Joshua Ferris, Cara Ferris, David Rust, Valerie Silva and Daniel Rust. Cherished grandfathe

    July 20, 2014

  • OBIT Pic Hilliger Harold James Hilliger Harold James Hilliger, 94, of Danville, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Mullins Cecil Lamont Mullins Sr. Cecil Lamont Mullins Sr., 44, of Danville, passed this life at 6:48 p.m. July 14, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-19 Simpson, H photo Harold Brent Simpson Harold Brent Simpson, 63, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Hoopeston.He was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Danville, the son of Arthur and Mary (Pyle) Simpson.He married Catherine Zeigler on Dec. 31, 1971, in Antioc

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-19 Stingley H photo Helen Barbara (Cundiff) Stingley Helen was met by angels who lifted her up into heaven to be with God and Jesus Christ, our Lord, at noon Thursday, July 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Helen was born on her parents’ farm on Jan. 23, 1

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
NDN Video
Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man
Must Read