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Obituary- Maxine Hanna

Maxine Hanna
former Walsenburg resident
Burial service for Maxine Dorothy Lenore Hanna, beloved daughter of John and Dorothy (Westbrook) Matteo will be at 10 am Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colorado.
She will be buried next to her family members who have passed on before her.

Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night…
by unknown author

Weep not for me
though I am gone
into that gentle night.

Grieve if you will,
but not for long upon
my soul’s sweet flight.

I am at peace,
my soul’s at rest.

There is no need for tears.
For with your love
I was so blessed
for all those many years.

There is no pain,
I suffer not,
the fear now all is gone.

Put now these things
out of your thoughts,
in your memory I live on.

Remember not my
fight for breath,
remember not the strife.

Please do not dwell
upon my death,
but celebrate my life.

Maxine began her life in Toltec, Colorado on February 10th in 1939. She moved to California at the age of three and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Lincoln High School, where she met and married her sweetheart, Thomas Hanna. They married on May 5th in 1957 and remained married for 53 years.
They raised four children, Kathleen, Susan (married Matt Sipe), Richard (married Adrienne) and John (married Amy).
The light of Maxine’s life was spending time with her nine grandchildren; Heather (married Tony Snyder), Natalie (married Christopher Brian), John Joseph, Jacob, William, Hannah, Jessica, Gillian, and Alexis. Heather and Tony gave her two beautiful great-granddaughters, Annabelle and Madelyn. Unfortunately, Maxine did not live long enough to meet Madelyn.
Maxine was loved by everyone who knew her and she touched the lives of everyone she met. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
She enjoyed family dinners and anyone who stopped by on holidays was welcomed with loving arms and a warm meal. In addition to family time, Maxine enjoyed gardening, antique hunting, volunteer work and really loved to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
It was amazing to read all the cards and letters from people whose lives had been changed because of meeting this wonderful woman.
Her life ended peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.