Larry Stephen ‘Steve’ Hanson

Jan. 26, 1947 – Jan. 4, 2021

Larry Stephen Hanson (Steve) erupted in to this world on Jan 26, 1947 in Basin, Wyo. He left us on Jan 4, 2021, at the Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Mont., to avoid the Georgia Run-off Election. His wife, Ann was blessed to be at his side.

Steve worked in the family honey business as a boy in Greybull, where he learned his work ethic, and was a hard worker in all the jobs he held. He was always busy, busy, busy. 

Steve graduated from Greybull High School in 1966 and joined the Army during the Vietnam War and served in Korea. He married Peggy Wood in December of that year. They had two sons, Corey and David, and divorced after nine years. During that time, in 1971, Steve hired out on the railroad and retired from the BNSF 40 years later. There are way too many railroad stories to share here.

Steve married Ann Manning in 1976 and they have a daughter, Jaime. Together they built their dream home on Trapper Creek in Shell — twice. After raising their first family, Steve and Ann adopted three of their granddaughters, Eden, Audrey and Karma. Eden is serving in the Navy and Audrey and Karma attend school in Greybull.

Steve collected a lot of things in his life, International Scouts, arrowheads and family treasures he saved, but probably the most interesting one was the box full of false teeth that Jerry Dunning had found behind a dentist's office. Steve traded an old fur coat for them. He always had cool stuff to show off. His most treasured collection was the many friendships he developed over the years. He was a force of nature throughout his life and had great love and affection for all his family and friends. He would do anything for anyone and rarely had to be asked. (Except for those dang chores of his own – all but his lawn, of course)

Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Darlene and is survived by his brothers, D.L (Diana), Bruce (Carolyn), his wife of 45 years, Ann, and his three children, Corey, David and Jaime. His legacy includes 11 grandchildren , 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, beloved Aunt Lawana, many cousins, and sisters and brothers-in-law, etc. He loved them all to the moon and back. 

There will be a celebration of Steve's life later in the summer when Eden returns from deployment. He loved a party filled with friends, stories and good food.