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Diann R. Hanson
September 23, 1946 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Diann Castleberry Hanson, 77 years old, free from the physical ales of this world with family by her side, went to be with our LORD on Saturday, November 25, 2023 She was born in Glasgow Mt to Faxton and June Castleberry on September 23, 1946. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1964. Diann attended one year of college at Eastern Montana College, through a classmate, Ron's sister, she met Ron Hanson and six months later on July 18, 1965 they were married. This marriage lasted 57+ years and counting. To this union two children Ronald Dean Hanson and Ronda (Doug) Simanton were born. While pregnant with Dean, Diann developed type 1 diabetes and forever became an advocate for diabetic education and control for youth and adults alike. Throughout all of this, Diann loved the ranch lifestyle with gardens, animals, and watching the kids develop. When Ronda started school, Diann took a job at First Security Bank in Malta. She became proficient in the computer aspects of banking. After seventeen years of working at First Security Bank, she was offered a job in Kennewick Washington where a new bank was opening and was offered the job of setting up the computer department. Kids out of school and a risk taker, she took the job. After seven years the computer department of the bank moved to Portland Oregon. With grandkids arriving at home she decided to return to Malta and become a full time Grandma. Needing something else to do she became a licensed massage therapist and opened a very successful practice in Malta. She still gets compliments from past clients for her strong hands and magic fingers. Diann touched many lives through her diabetic experiences, leading bible study groups, coffee groups, and love of quilting which she was very good at. She loved to visit, her faith was endless and she loved to share with others.
Diann was proceeded in death by her parents Faxton and June Castleberry, Father and mother in law Everett and Dorothy Hanson, brother in law, Boyd Hanson, sister in law, Georgene Robison, sister in law Jackie Castleberry.
She is survived by her husband Ron Hanson of Malta, Children Ronald Dean Hanson of Billings, Ronda(Doug) Simanton of Malta. Her brother Dave Castleberry of Glasgow, sister Jan(Keith) Ivers of Libby, Grandchildren Guy(Carli) Simanton of Whitewater, Gal(Jake) Phillips of Havre, Nolan(Mercedes) Simanton of Malta, Trey(Aidan) Simanton of Malta, Jon Hanson, Trinitie Hanson, Tyler Reicher all of Billings. Ten great grandchildren Neveah, De'Shana, Adalee(Gal), Traxton & Gray(Guy), Siva & Soenix(Nolan), Skylan & Silvre(Trey), and Golda (Trinitie).
Her first love was her faith and her second was her family, whenever we gathered her world would light up.
There will be a wake held Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 6:00P.M. at Wilderness Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 1 @ 1:00P.M at Wilderness Funeral Home, in Malta.