Carol J. Hanson was born April 18, 1949 to Leonard and Hazel Nelson in Martin, SD. She passed away at the age of 72 on July 2, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. Carol spent much of her childhood in Custer, SD with her sisters. On October 15, 1966, she married Harry Hanson. In addition to raising her three children, Carol also helped build a successful furniture business in Wyoming and a catering business serving construction workers in the Phoenix area. During retirement she enjoyed traveling and camping with family and friends. Carol will always be remembered for having an ear to talk to and the love she had for her family.
Carol leaves behind her daughters Roxann Tong and husband Terrence of Gilbert, AZ, Michelle Hanson of Mesa, AZ; son Shawn Hanson of Glendale, AZ; grandsons Joshua Reinhold, Kolton Reinhold, and Cody Hanson; granddaughters Grace Tong and Joyce Tong; great-granddaughters Zariah and Brooklyn; sisters Judith Koger and Delores Tisler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Hazel Nelson.