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Duane Hanan



Duane Darrell Hanan was born to Robert and Carmen (Miller) Hanan, in Wenatchee, Washington on July 23rd, 1930. He was raised in the Entiat Valley on his parents’ orchard. He attended school in Entiat and graduated from Entiat High School in 1948.

He earned his Associates Degree from Wenatchee Valley Junior College. In 1949, Darrell and Jeanne Conley were married in Chelan, Washington, soon after he began his career in horticulture at Auvil Fruit Company in Orondo, Washington. It was there they started their family, including a girl (Janet) and two boys (Jerry & Bob), and was a Boy Scout Master.

In 1962, Darrell and his family moved to Roosevelt, Wash., where he invested as a partner in Sundale Orchards and accepted the role of general manager. While in Roosevelt, Darrell was an active volunteer fire fighter, E.M.T., and served on the local school boards. He was a member of the Grange, The Masonic Lodge, The Order of Easter Star, and The Shriners. In mid 1980’s he invested in his own orchard in Arlington, Oregon where he and his wife moved to in 1994.

Soon after, the couple moved to Milton-Freewater, Oregon where Darrell accepted the position of Field Man for Blue Mountain Growers. Darrell established himself as an active member of the community, was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, continued his work with service organizations, served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and President of the Blue Mountain Horticulture Society.

Darrell is survived by his wife Jeanne Hanan, his daughter Janet Lovelin (Marlin), son Jerry Hanan, son Robert Hanan (Peggy), daughter Regina Roberts (Jerry), brother Dale Hanan (Bette), brother Lynn Hanan (Maxine), sister Joyce Cassity (Bob), sister-in-law Nancy Hanan, and brother-in-law Dale Conley (Emily). Darrell also has six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks from the family to nephew Andrew Conley for his tireless help with Darrell coming home.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, Ore. A lunch will follow at the Wesley United Methodist Church

across the street.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and The Wesley United Methodist Church.


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