Leone Hall Hanebury

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Former Juneau resident Leone Hall Hanebury, 93, died June 7, 2002, in Seattle, Wash.

She was born Feb. 28, 1909, to John and Marguerite Helton Crary in Guide Rock, Neb. She graduated from high school in 1926, taught school in Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska, and in 1933 moved to Alaska with the intention of teaching. Instead she worked for the territory and the state in the Department of Fish and Game, and the Department of Public Works, Aviation Division. She took early retirement in 1971.

In 1935 she married George Hall, a Juneau High School graduate, who was employed by the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. Their daughters Beverly and Joyce were born in Juneau. George died unexpectedly when they had gone to Colorado for a daughter's wedding in 1964. Several years later she married Donald Hanebury, who also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska and a member of Eastern Star for 73 years.

Her family said she had a wonderful sense of humor, great enthusiasm for life, and brought charm and pleasantness to those around her.

Graveside service is scheduled for the family on June 26, 2002, at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle.

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