1962 – 2014
LEWISTON — Randall B. Hanson, 52, of Greene, died Sunday, Dec. 28, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Lewiston on Nov. 7, 1962, to Stanwood and Rose (Bubier) Hanson. He grew up in Greene among a very large extended family.
He graduated from Leavitt Area High School in 1981, after which he drove his “old hippie van” to Alaska with his cousin, Tim. While working at the airline in Homer, he traveled the world on many adventures with his hiking boots and backpack. He made it to Japan, Taiwan, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and back around to Texas, his third home, having met his very good friend, Leon, in Alaska, who was from Texas.
On a visit back home to Maine in 1984, he met his future wife, Sheri, who, upon her graduation in June 1985, accompanied him back to Alaska in the same “old hippie van” for the first of many adventures to be shared in the next 30 years.
On Nov. 22, 1993, his son, Anthony, came into the world a little earlier than planned to disrupt the hunting for that Thanksgiving. He, like his father, did things in his own time and on his own terms.
He loved every day he could wake up and enjoy life’s simple pleasures — the sun shining in the window, the antics of the many animals he called family, the Christmas lights left up all year long. His greatest joy was being able to watch his son grow from a boy to a man, to succeed in everything he did — especially college, and he enjoyed their conversations immensely. In his travels, his business and his everyday life, he touched many and brightened many a day. He will be missed.
Randy is survived by his wife, Sheri, and son, Anthony, of Greene; Porky, Ernie and Wilbur, the three pigs that made him infamous in print and on cable; his brother, Ben Leonas, of Auburn; cousins, Steve, Tim, Ian and Tyler; and special friends, the Blanchards of Turner, Kat Williams and his Texas family, Rick Hollis, Shawn Savage, Tom Banks and extended family far and wide.
He was predeceased by his parents, Stanwood and Rose Hanson.
Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.