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Glenore Irene Hanna
  • Date of passing: Mar 1, 2016
Let the memory of Glenore be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Glenore Hanna, age 85 . We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Arden Albee on 5th April 2016

"Glenore helped us all in many ways.  Many of our relatives and friends headed to AZ in their declining years and Glennie always helped them to get settled.  But more than that she provided oversight and care for many in their final years--her mother-in-law, her mother, her stepmother, her father, Lyle, and probably others."

This tribute was added by Carol Hammond on 5th April 2016

"Beautiful pictures and music...so many, many memories.  i'm sorry I couldn't be there, but my thoughts and prayers are there for you, Greg, and all her brothers.  All my love to everyone there. Love Carol"

This tribute was added by Carol Hammond on 5th April 2016

"The pictures and music are incredible....great memories and times.

happy note... Thanksgiving dinner when her new oven didn't work and we had dessert first and dinner?.......later. A family happy memory"

This tribute was added by Carol Hammond on 5th April 2016

"Glennie was a beautiful and wonderful person.  She was always there for me in troubled times.  Glennie always made the effort to come to all events, even my wedding!  She also remembered her family history and saved it for all of the grandkids.  I was in college and couldn't get there much, but she saved Grandma's rocking chair  and a box of 'stuff"for me since not too many of us like antiques.  I still have the chair in my bedroom! When I started a music program at my school, she was there for me with info and guidance. My tears and smiles are knowing she is with her husband and my brother.  Love to you and Greg, your family is there for you. Remember her in your heart, I will.  She is another angel on my shoulder.  Carol (Albee) Hammond"

This tribute was added by Pattee Spott on 4th April 2016

"Glenore was such a sweet, loving, intelligent, generous, strong woman who I miss very much. I never got to hear her play, so thank you for posting the videos of her last concert. She was such a beautiful, vibrant woman. Hugs and love to Greg and Leslie, you know how fortunate you were to have her for your mom. And she was lucky, too to have such loving children.  I'm glad I made it to Denver to see her last year, to give her a hug and kiss. Even in her illness, she had such a great sense of humor and the nurses loved her, too! Rest in Peace, Glenore."

This tribute was added by Janet Balzer on 29th March 2016

"Leslie, the music of your dad's on here is incredible."

This tribute was added by Janet Balzer on 28th March 2016

"My aunt was the most incredible, loving, kind person I have ever known.  I have so many fond memories of her when I was a child and a young adult.  After we retired and spent time in Arizona, we were fortunate to be close by.  She took care of my cat, Henry, while we travelled, even though he had an apparent habit of sitting on her piano!  When we came back, she had just had her first surgery so we moved in with her, against her protests, to cook and do chores.  So, Glen and I gossiped and did "girl" things while my husband, Lee, did maintenance chore things.  A great time.  She was so humble about her music and we felt so special to see her perform in person.  I miss her so much."

This tribute was added by Janet Balzer on 28th March 2016

"Please look at the video section.  Glenore (Glennie to me) didn't want us to come to her concert.  Why, she said?  It's just a bunch of retired people performing?  But we really wanted to go, and I videotaped her performing in what was, I think, her last performance.  Watch them carefully.  In one of them she looks slyly over her shoulder to be sure we're watching.  She said that she had never been taped, and had never seen herself on video.  She was incredible and we were so fortunate to have been there.  She was 2nd chair because she had missed a few performances, and didn't want to oust the 1st, but if you look at the video she clearly outdoes the others!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Virden on 23rd March 2016

"I met Glen one summer when she with Roger and Shirley Coad would go to Village Inn on Wednesday nights so we could get a free piece of pie with our meal.  I so enjoyed talking with her.  With the encouragement of Shirley and Linda Jones, she started playing her violin again and they formed a trio.  They all had so much fun.  A lovely lady.  Sorry I only knew her a couple of years.   Yes, a beautiful website with the beautiful music.  Thanks, Leslie, for taking such good care of your mom."

This tribute was added by Teresa Bourassa on 22nd March 2016

"One last remembrance.  One summer, Glen traveled to northwest Alaska… by jet and small plane… to visit me.  She loved adventure!  She participated in daily life in the Eskimo village of Shungnak, visiting easily with Natives (who loved her immediately). With an entourage of children in her wake, we went about our chores of taking care of dogs, picking up mail, and buying food at the village store.  One day, we went down to the river to feed sled dogs, and, lo and behold, a raven was stuck in a net covering a shed.  We stopped several boys who were traveling along the road to see if they had a knife so we could cut it free.  They did not.  So we problem-solved and used a sharp object we found on the ground to cut it free… but not before it had hurt us both.   Wow, Glen was so brave!  She never backed down from adventure."

This tribute was added by Teresa Bourassa on 22nd March 2016

"What I will remember most about Glen was her love of children.  It was amazing how drawn they were to her.  One time, we took a classroom of kids down to Phoenix to see the circus, and Glen met us there.  When she sat down with us, the kids instantly surrounded her, basking in her attention and delighting in her questions.  They never left her side for the whole show, and I kept hearing her remind them to watch the show.  The lions and tigers could not compete with Glen!  That was the thing about Glen… she was always interested in people, big or small, and they knew it.  She loved my own kids so much.  My son Daniel in particular was very influenced by both Lyle and Glen while he was growing up as they shared a love of music.  I would often hear Glen and him talking together… all rapid-fire music jargon.  She entertained us all with stories about her students during her teaching days that were sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious.  But what really came through was how much she loved those kids.  For a while, I was one of her kids too, and was lucky enough to get a piece of that love.  I will always remember her for being compassionate, unconditional, and kind."

This tribute was added by Patrice Garrick on 20th March 2016

"Sorry for your loss. May you gain comfort as you pour out your heart in prayer to God (Psalm 65:2) along with the prayers of others in your behalf."

This tribute was added by Peggy Ward Scalzo on 20th March 2016

"I just got word of Glennie's passing. After losing our brother, Doug, Bob and I know how hard it is to lose one of our siblings. Some of these "old" pictures bring back a ton of memories of Mt. Clemens. I attended Glennie's wedding! She looked like a princess to me. The Ward's and Albee's have a ton of family connections and memories that continue even today. Sam and I add our love to you all and may God hold you tightly in this time of grieving.
Emery was my algebra teacher and Mildred got me into elementary teaching which I continue today. I tutor reading to elementary children after school which I've done for 12 years in my retirement. Peggy"

This tribute was added by beverly seipp on 16th March 2016

"I will never forget Glenn.  She was my friend for over 50 years.  We laughed together almost everyday and when we weren't laughing we were complaining together.  I still think of things I need to tell her .  She was a terrific person and a great friend."

This tribute was added by Barry Olson on 14th March 2016

"Such wonderful memories have come back. Glenore was a colleague and friend for many years - I always admired her teaching skills and counted on her mentoring when I was a young teacher. A very special lady, she is greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Kathy Tackett on 14th March 2016

""Glenore was a fellow teacher at Broadmor School.  She was such a charming and fun loving person to be around.  I always loved going to the teacher's lounge when she was there.  She was an amazing music teacher.  My son Edward took cello from her and she was always one of his favorite teachers.  I was sorry to have lost touch with her and have thought of her often.  I know that she must have been greatly loved by her family and close friends because she always seemed so happy.  I'm so glad that I have wonderful memories of her as does my son".  Love, Kathy"

This tribute was added by Phil Pearce on 10th March 2016

"Glenore was a wonderful  teacher and friend.   She leaves a large legacy of her students who not only learned to play their instrument well, but are also set for a lifetime of music appreciation.  Phil Pearce"

This tribute was added by Karen Rave on 9th March 2016

"Glenore was an elegant lady, an inspirational teacher and a dear friend. Such a handsome couple in the picture. Also I loved Lyle's music on this tribute.

Great job, Leslie and Greg."


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