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
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad news today.
Schleiger Hanson, Class of
passed away at
The Chesapeake in Newport News on
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 85.
the Daily Press - 07/25/12:
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
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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
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
~ 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
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,
August 03, 2012
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
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
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