Former longtime Juneau resident Kevin Reed Hanon, of Federal Way, Wash., died unexpectedly on Jan. 16, 2010. He was 53.
Born Nov. 11, 1956, in San Antonio, Texas, he graduated from Lakes High School in Tacoma, Wash., and attended Fort Steilacoom Community College.
A Juneau resident for 16 years, he worked for Alaska Postsecondary Education. He moved to the Federal Way area in 1993 to work for the state of Washington and worked as an assistant director for Ambulatory and Allied Care Services at Harborview Medical Center.
In Alaska, he enjoyed skiing and hiking and once hiked the Chilkoot Trail. He loved traveling, exploring new places and going on adventures. He traveled to Japan and Europe, Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta and Juneau to spend time with his family who were so important to him.
"Kevin was an extremely loving, caring and giving person who was always quick to give a helping hand," his family said. "He loved his Scotties and enjoyed every moment he spent with them. All who knew him loved him, and he will be missed more than words could ever express."
He is survived by his lifelong partner and soul mate, Bryan Flournoy; beloved parents, Donald and Barbara Hanon; brothers, Douglas Hanon and wife, Virginia, Gregory Hanon, Mark Hanon and wife, Joyce, and Robert Hanon; sisters, Deborah Christensen and husband, Terry, Kathy Smith, Patricia VanPool and husband, Daniel, Karen Cauley and Diane Holloway and husband, Mike; cousin, Mark Brown; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his Scotties, Maxwell, Edmond, Shae and Eli.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life on Jan. 22 at Kloshe Illahee Mobile Home Park Clubhouse in Federal Way.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Kevin. To view the full obituary, visit www.yahnandson.com.