Notes for MILTON LEVI HANSEN, JR:
Son of Milton Levi and Cora May (Randall) Hansen, Sr.
Born: January 10, 1921 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho.
Died: December 16, 2011 in Missoula County, Montana.
Military Service: Officer in U.S. Army Air Corps. Piloted B-24 Liberators, 30th Bombarment Group in Pacific Theater.
Married: Alice Milner Sims October 12, 1946 in Unknown.
Milton L. Hansen
MISSOULA - Milton L. Hansen, 80, of Missoula, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, following a long battle with leukemia.
Milton was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Boise, Idaho, the fourth child of Milton and Cora (Randall) Hansen. He was raised and attended school in Boise. When World War II broke out, he obtained his private pilot's license through the air cadet program. Following officer candidate school, Milton was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He piloted B-24 Liberators as part of the 30th Bombardment Group in the Pacific theater.
After the war, he fell in love with his lifelong mate, Alice Milner Sims. They were married Oct. 12, 1946. Together, they raised a loving family of two boys and two girls. Milton was employed by Eddy's Bakery for over 43 years. He directed operations in Boise, LaGrande, Ore., and Pocatello, Idaho, before settling in as the general manager in the beautiful town of Missoula.
A man of his word who liked helping others, Milton was a member of numerous benevolent and charitable organizations. An avid woodworker, he loved nothing more than making something for others. Other favorite pastimes included travel and golf, especially with family and close friends.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Alice, and four children and four grandchildren. Their children, spouses, and grandchildren are Cheryl (Neal, Brad, and Kim) of Lakewood, Wash.; Eric (Deb, Jillian, and Alex) of Anchorage, Alaska; Curt (Heather) of Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Deborah of Portland, Ore. He is also survived by two brothers, Lloyd and Darrell; and a sister, Mildred.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 7405 Mullan Rd. in Missoula. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to Missoula Community Medical Center (406-728-4100) or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society (406-542-2191).