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07/25/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Louise Schleiger Hanson

Dorothy Louise Schleiger Hanson
(28 Dec 1913 - 20 Apr 2012)

Newport News High School Class of June 1944

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have still more sad news today. 
    Louise Schleiger Hanson, Class of June 1944, passed away at The Chesapeake in Newport News on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 07/25/12:

                   Louise Schleiger Hanson


NEWPORT NEWS - Mrs. Louise Schleiger Hanson, 85, a native of Newport News, died on July 24, 2012, at The Chesapeake.

She was preceded in death by her father, George D. Schleiger, a pharmacist who owned the S & M Pharmacy in downtown Newport News and George's Drug Store, on Warwick Blvd., and by her mother, Ina W. Schleiger.

Louise graduated from Newport News High School in June 1944 and from Marjorie Webster Jr. College in 1947. She earned a B.S. degree in elementary education at Old Dominion College, now Old Dominion University, in 1966 and a Master's degree in education at The College of William and Mary in 1969. Her career with the Newport News Public Schools system began as a 3rd grade teacher at R.O. Nelson Elementary School in 1966. She was promoted to Asst. Principal at Jenkins and Richneck at Parkview School from 1976 to 1981 and as Principal at R.O. Nelson School from 1981 until she retired in 1986.



Louise is survived by her son, Dr. George K. Hanson, her daughter-in-law, Sarah H. Hanson, and her grandchildren Richard and Laura Hanson, all formerly of Poquoson, Va.

Her body will be cremated and there will be no funeral service, at her request.

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Published in Daily Press from July 24 to July 25, 2012.
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July 25, 2012

To George and family, we send our sympathy to all of you. The sparkle that was Louise shall remain in our hearts. This time has brought back many fond memories.

~ Jane and Hobart Speegle, Yorktown, Virginia

July 25, 2012

  Louise will be missed at The Chesapeake. Our Sympathy to the family.

~ Judy and Bob Weikle, Newport News, Virginia

July 25, 2012

George, I shall never forget your dear mother. I worked with her at Nelson Elementary. She taught me many things about education, life and offered much good advice. The world is a little darker place now that her bright light has been extinguished!! Much sympathy to you and your family.

~ Christine Price, Yorktown, Virginia


July 25, 2012

George and family, We are saddened to read about E.G.( extra grandmother ); this is a name she gave herself when my daughter was born. Her smile will always be remembered, and walking her socks off in New York.
Thoughts are with you & your family.

~ Rebecca & Bobby Bass, Denver, Colorado

July 25, 2012

Dear dear Louise. You were one of my favorite passengers on The Chesapeake activity bus. I'll never forget what you said when that lady made a last-second left turn in front of our bus at Harpersville and Bayberry. I thought I would never stop laughing! Be at Peace.

~  Chris Astle, Newport News, Virginia

July 25, 2012

We will miss Louise very much. She always had a smile. Our Sympathy to the Family.

~ Pat and Nancy Knuth


July 25, 2012

My family and I had moved back to Newport News the spring of my 3rd grade year from Florida. I was enrolled at Nelson Elementary and was blessed to have Mrs. Hanson as my teacher. Many years later I applied for a job to teach in Newport News. Mrs. Hanson was my mother's principal and was so supportive of me while I searched for a job. My mother loved her dearly and they grew to be very close. Upon my mother's death in 1998, Mrs. Hanson was one of the first people there to comfort me in that great time of sorrow. She will be missed and impacted so many teachers and students. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way but please know her ability to touch many will never be forgotten. God Bless.

~ Martha Scott Tereska (daughter of Jane Scott)

July 29, 2012

Mrs. Hanson was a customer at MTW Optical where my husband worked. She always had a joke to tell and that smile was great. I know she will be missed.

~  Don & Eleanor Hubbard,  Newport News, Virginia  
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July 31, 2012

Dr. Hanson, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your wonderful mom, grandmother, and mother in law. I only met her once as I worked with you at HGH PACU. Dr. Hanson I knew what a wonderful, loving mother you had. She was proud of you as well as the love she had for you. Continue to enjoy her beautiful memories in the life for you will see her again in her heavenly home.

~  Betty Lee, Newport News, Virginia

August 03, 2012

I was saddened to read of Louise's passing. She was a third grade teacher when I went to Nelson as principal and I enjoyed her being on the staff. One year her children made two yarn pictures of undersea fish for me and they hung in my office for several years. When I was away from the building for meetings, etc., Louise was the designated principal. She always did a fine job! I was pleased to see her succeed me after I left that position. Will miss you, Louise! Special thoughts to your family.

~  Bernie Freeman, Gloucester, Virginia

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Hanson's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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