Roger Kenneth Hanson
Roger Kenneth Hanson

June 18, 1939 - September 2, 2017
Born in Minneapolis, MN
Resided in Tabernash, Colorado
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Roger Kenneth Hanson, 78 years young, peacefully passed away September 2, 2017, after a long illness.

Roger, the first of five siblings, was born June 18, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN, to Esther and LeVerne Hanson. Growing up, he loved to fish in the Minnesota lakes with his siblings and became a young lifeguard. He survived polio as a teenager and was able to graduate as Valedictorian, as a Senior in High School. He was proud to drive his younger siblings around in his TR3 Triumph sportscar and had a special place in his heart for animals, specifically (Labrador) dogs. Roger moved to Colorado in 1959, to attend the University of Denver and to enjoy the outdoor life and beautiful mountains.

In 1962, he served in the United States Army and was later transferred to the Reserve Army National Guard where he completed his military service as a First Lieutenant. He met his wife, Pam, (recently celebrating their 50-year anniversary) at the University of Denver, earning his degree in Engineering. Roger was a Christian family man, outdoor fisherman, avid DU Pioneer Hockey fan, and stayed true to his Norwegian heritage. His projects as a Civil Engineer included designing reservoirs and modeling water rights for the Colorado River; as well as, inspections of ski-lift equipment throughout the ski resorts of Colorado.

In 1978, he relocated with his family to Boulder. There, he continued to enjoy fishing/camping/four- wheel driving, coaching his son’s hockey team, singing tenor in his church’s choir and building lifetime friendships. In 2005, he retired as an engineer and later moved with Pam to Tabernash, Colorado, to enjoy their mountain home.

SURVIVORS: His wife, Pamela Hanson; two children: Erik and Sara Hanson; four siblings: Luther (Jackie) Hanson, Deanna (James) Beatty, Donna (late Gary) Erickson, Rick (Teresa) Hanson; two granddaughters: Megan and Nicole Hanson; grand puppies: Elska and Emma; father-in-law, Glen Webb; nephews/nieces: Chad (Tammy) Hanson, Brenda (Dave) Mumford, Jason (Christy) Beatty, Linda (Rick) Hasty, Debbie (Larry) Clark, Tony Noon, Matthew (Heather) Noon, Steven (Brittany) Hanson, Jonathan Hanson, David Hanson, Katherine Hanson; seven sisters/brothers-in-law; eight great-nieces/nephews; and two great-great nieces.

FUNERAL: Friday, September 8, 2017, 10 AM, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado, 80003 (303) 327-7220. Tea and coffee will be served immediately after, prior to graveside.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: The graveside service will be at City of Golden Cemetery, 755 Ulysses Street, Golden, Colorado 80401.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, donations, in Roger’s honor, may be sent to some of his favorite charities to include:
Alzheimer’s Association (455 Sherman Street, #500, Denver, Colorado 80203; and
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), (P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301;

GUEST REGISTER: Please share memories and condolences by signing the guest register below.

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Funeral Service
Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Friday, September 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Friday, September 8, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Golden Cemetery
755 Ulysses Street
Golden, CO US 80214
Friday, September 8, 2017
1:00 PM