Letty June Hanson, 98, died of natural causes on September 15, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Great Falls. She died surrounded by family and with the old-time country music she loved playing in the background.
Letty was born on June 22, 1922, in Belt, Montana to Margie Ann and William Forman Talbott. She had six sisters and one brother. She attended schools in Belt.
Letty met a young man in 1940, who was working in a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. A year later, on September 20, 1941, Letty married Maurice “Hans” Hanson, beginning a long and wonderful life together. Letty and Hans had two daughters and were inseparable for 59 years. Together, they built their home board by board, essentially camping out with their daughters until it was finished.
Over the years, Letty and Hans remodeled several times, always working together, with Letty supervising. Their home became a comfortable and happy gathering place for family and friends, who for decades, came over to sit on the front porch with Letty and Hans. They lived together in their home until his death in 2000.
She is survived by two daughters, June Kernaghan and Connie (Jim) Taule; three grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Grammy,” Kyle (Shelly) Lingscheit, Tahnee Lingscheit, and Corey (Nichole) Taule; and five great-grandchildren, Logan Foster, Sadie Foster, Luke Lingscheit, Ben Taule, and Owen Taule.
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