Frederick W. “Rick” Hanson


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Frederick W. “Rick” Hanson


October 14, 1960 – October 20, 2013


Passion: A powerful force that cannot be stopped.
Frederick W. “Rick” Hanson, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his home after many decades of a complex medical history.  The family has been residents of Ridgway since 1976.
Frederick Ward was born in Denver, Colorado on October 14, 1960 to parents, Howard Harry and Constance Anne (Carter) Hanson.  Rick was a loving, patient child and was a sweet, gentle soul.
Rick enjoyed taking drives in the mountains, watching television programs, reading and word find.  Rick and his mother, Connie had purpose driven lives.  In Rick’s early life he was active in sports such as baseball and basketball.  He performed in horseshows and rodeos, enjoyed waterskiing, swimming and was a member of the Boy Scouts.  Rick loved music including John Denver and Willie Nelson.  
Survivors include his mother, Connie Hanson of the family home in Ridgway, Colorado; father, Howard Hanson of Georgia; sister, Margi Beecher and husband, Pat of Ridgway, Colorado; uncle, George “Bubba” Carter of Olathe, Colorado and nephews, Brandon Mobley and Sean Miller of Ridgway, Colorado.  Rick was loved and adored by his family.
Rick was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents along with aunts, Mary Sue Carter Swanson  and Caroline Carter.   
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rick Hanson will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Ridgway Community Church at 1:00 P.M.