Nancy Hanson, 77

Dedicated community volunteer

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Nancy Hoey Hanson, 77, of River Forest, died on July 12, 2017. She devoted her life to her family and to her community, serving as president of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Park Guild; member of the Board of Directors of the Oak Park-River Forest Day Nursery; member of the Board of Governors, campaign chairman and president of the Community Chest of Oak Park-River Forest; organizer of referenda for the River Forest Elementary Schools and Oak Park and River Forest High School; member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the OP-RF Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago and executive chair of the executive board of the Community Associates of the Art Institute; and member and president of P.E.O. Chapter BI. 

Nancy Hanson is survived by her husband of 55 years, David Louis Hanson; her sons, Mark Louis (Burch) Hanson and Capt. (USN) Christopher John (Catherine) Hanson; his grandchildren, William Louis and Edward McCutchen Hanson and Caroline Grace and Chase Edward Hanson; and many neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Joseph and Grace Pigott Hoey, and her brother, John Bartley Hoey. 

A memorial service was held on July 15 at First United Church of Oak Park, followed by private interment at Rosehill Cemetery. 

The family appreciates memorials to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, 1049 Lake St., Ste. 204, Oak Park 60301 for the P.E.O. Chapter BI Centennial Gift Fund, or to the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago 60604. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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