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1944 Nancy 2022

Nancy Karen Hanley

January 10, 1944 — June 25, 2022

Nancy Karen Hanley was born January 10, 1944, in Cordell, Oklahoma to Dorothy E. Olson. Nancy came to Oregon at only a couple months old. She had 3 brothers: Billy Strutton, Larry Bass and Edd Olson and one sister Betty Lamb.
Nancy grew up and lived her whole life in Portland, Oregon. Her first job was at the Laurelhurst Theater. It was there that she developed her love for movies, which later proved to be one of her favorite pastimes with her grandchildren. Her other favorite pastimes were her beautiful flowers in the summertime, going to lunch with her friends and family, and she was a prolific bookworm.
Nancy followed her mother and sister and started working for Pacific NW Bell in 1963. She worked there for 33 years starting as an operator and retiring as a circuit designer in 1996. She didn't really enjoy retired life at 52 and decided to go back to work taking a job with Electric Lightwave (Integra) as a circuit designer until 2008. Every job she had she made lifelong friends.
Nancy married Don Hanley in October 1963. They had two daughters: Dawn Hanley (sp. Marlene Hanley) and Holly Minor (sp. Kevin Minor), three grandchildren: Ryan Hanley, Jordan Hanley and Marisa Minor. She had a very large beloved extended family of In-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
On June 25, 2022, she went home to be with her family and friends that preceded her in death.
Nancy was beloved by her family and friends. She left a big hole, which is felt by everyone. A genuine light of love and acceptance to anyone who came to know her. She was such a giving person in life and in death as a donor.
Here are quotes from people whose lives she touched:
"Lovely Lady"
"Wonderful woman"
"Always sweet and beautiful sister-in-law"
"She was always so gracious, and kind and she had the most infectious smile"
"A true genuine, kind and loving person"
"She was a great person that made you feel at ease every time you sat with her"
"A gentle soul, a soft-spoken voice, a very big heart"
"Your mom was one of a kind, warm and loving soul"
"She has a beauty from within that always lit up a room whenever she was present"
"The best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for"

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