Dewayne Howard Hanson
1945 - 2009
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DEWAYNE HOWARD HANSON
May 1, 1945 ~ July 28, 2009

Dewayne Howard Hanson, a Camas, WA resident, died at his home on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. He was 64. Mr. Hanson was born May 1, 1945 in Richmond, CA to Ruth (Kilen) and Palmer Hill Hanson. The family moved to Washington state when he was an infant and he spent most of his life in the Vancouver area. He graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1963.
Dewayne and Shirley Easterly were married in 1964 and they moved to Camas in 1972. He worked in the grocery industry - mainly for Prairie Market - for many years. About 1980 he went to work as a custodian for Prairie High School until his health forced him to retire in 1986. He belonged to Grace Foursquare Church.
Dewayne loved to play pool but his family and friends
were the most important focus of his life.
He was a devoted son and called his mother every day.
He lived for spending time with his granddaughters.
Dewayne is survived by his wife, Shirley at home; mother, Ruth Hanson of Vancouver; sons, Troy of Vancouver and Trenton of Camas; brother, Ray Hanson of Kalama; sisters, Sherrill Losey of Champion, Alberta, Canada, Linda Bolle of Orting, WA and Bonnie Duback of Vancouver; six granddaughters; and two great- granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bobbi Jean; father, Palmer; brother, Palmer; and sister, Lolly.
An informal graveside gathering will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
To send condolences or sign the online guest book please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com. Straub's Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of the arrangements.



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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 30, 2009.
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August 3, 2009
Both Randy and I have many wonderful childhood memories of Dewayne. He was such a kidder and we always had a hard time when we were kids knowing if he was kidding or not! Boy, did he love to tease us kids and ham it up! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Randy & Christa Otto
August 1, 2009
Dewayne was a huge part of my life. He was much more than a brother-in-law to me. He was always ther for me and I could count on him for anything. He was a wonderful and positive support. I will love and miss him forever.
Linda Hendry(Easterly)
July 30, 2009
I miss you papa. I will always miss you. Im happy your out of pain. You will always be very special to me
Kelsey Hanson
July 30, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Dewayne's passing. He was a good man. I remember Dewayne and Shirley from early days that included the death of Bobbi Jean and those days are etched in my memory forever. He will be truly missed.
Nancy (Person) White
Nancy White
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