Verlie Mae Hanson, 92, died the evening of Sunday, April 6, 2008, of natural causes at her daughter’s home where she resided for two-and-ahalf years.
Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p. m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2008, at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with Rowlie Hutton officiating. Burial following at the Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fifth Avenue Christian Church, 2015 Fifth Ave., Havre, MT 59501; to Bear Paw Hospice C/O NMH, P. O. Box 1231, Havre, MT 59501; or to a memorial of one’s choice. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Verlie was born Sept. 9, 1915, to Ernest and Flossie (Bowman) Miller in Parker’s Praire, Minn. On Jan. 3, 1935, Verlie married Victor Hanson in Sidney. To this union two children were born, Gary and Ann. The couple lived in Scobey, Malta, and Big Sandy. They moved to Havre in 1947 where they purchased a cattle ranch eight miles south of Havre. Verlie worked side by side with her husband Victor and devoted her life to their ranching business and family. Together they operated the ranch for 48 years before retiring. The couple spent their winters in Arizona and summers at Duck Lake. Together, they enjoyed traveling and shared a passion for music. Verlie took pleasure in playing the organ, crocheting, knitting, and fishing with her grandsons. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Practicing great faith in the Lord, she was also a member of the Fifth Avenue Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 67 years, Victor Hanson; eight siblings; and one great-grandson, Jordan Hanson. She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Charles) Manuel of Havre; her son, Gary (Joellyn) Hanson of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.