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William Eugene Hanway

 

August 5, 2021

William Eugene Hanway was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Broadwater, NE to Robert and Beryl (Paxton) Hanway. He passed away on July 26, 2021, at home in Loveland, CO at the age of 89.

He attended Bridgeport and Sidney, NE schools. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Valdosta, GA and Germany.

He married Laura Mae Bigelow on May 29, 1952 in Valdosta. They have lived in Valdosta, GA, Hot Springs, SD, Scottsbluff, Northport, Bridgeport, Dix and Kimball, NE, then moving to Pratt, KS. Bill worked in the oil and gas industry for Occidental Petroleum before retiring to Loveland in 1993.

Bill is survived by his wife, Laura of 69 years; daughter Marsha (Stephen) Emmons of Fort Collins; son Michael (Susan Sandy) of Seattle, WA and the nephew they raised, Todd Foster of Greeley; and granddaughters Tiffany (Neal) Reeves of Potter, NE and Mei Hanway of Seattle; step-granddaughter Stephanie (JP) and children Kiva and Paisley. Bill is also survived by two younger sisters, Beverly and Carolyn, two younger brothers, Jack and Anson (Babe), and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Raymond, Ralph, Howard and Darrel; and sisters Retha, Patricia and Darlene.

Bill was an avid woodcrafter, sharing his projects with many around the world. He enjoyed bowling and golfing in his younger years. While living in Dix, NE he serviced as a member of the Dix Volunteer Fire Department.

Cremation was conducted and a "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to: 3761 N Colorado Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

 
 

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