Sherry (Ballou) Hanson 1944 – 2022 PORTLAND, Ore. – Sherry was born in Newton, Massachusetts Jan. 17, 1944, to the late Arthur William and Marjorie (Clapp) Ballou. She is survived by her husband Harry Elmer Hanson of Portland, Oregon; son Harry Elmer Hanson Jr. of Arlington, Virginia, and his son Braddock Alexander Hanson of Charles City, West Virginia; son Eric Leif Hanson of Portland, Oregon and his spouse Jennifer (White) Hanson, and their kids Ethan Wayne Hanson and Jane Catherine Hanson. She can be survived by sister Julia Ballou Wright of Harmony, New Hampshire and brother Arthur (Pete) William Ballou and his spouse Lorraine, and niece Tiffany Jade Ballou all residing on the Isle of Wight in England. Sister Candace Ballou Meads handed away in 2012 survived by Candi’s loving husband Brad Meads of Tampa, Fla. Cousins embody Stephanie (Ballou) Naked of Arizona and Cathy (Ballou) Grandgent additionally in Arizona; Christine Ballou of Florida. Sherry graduated Needham Excessive Faculty and Newton Junior Faculty, each in Massachusetts, later finishing her B.A. on the College of Connecticut. She labored for a number of YMCA’s as a health and aquatic teacher within the early years, happening to turn into a contract author for a number of a long time in Illinois, Maine and Oregon. Throughout these years she labored varied half time jobs whereas working as a author. Whereas elevating her sons she served as PTA president in North Windham, Connecticut and was additionally concerned with Cub Scouts earlier than the household relocated to Dixon, Illinois, the place she volunteered as a timer and refreshment organizer for Dixon Excessive Faculty (Illinois) observe and area. Sherry started her writing profession in Dixon after ending 17 years working for the YMCA. She spoke as a consultant for the Writers within the Faculties program at each the elementary and highschool degree. Whereas dwelling in Illinois, Sherry taught others how you can get their writings revealed via grownup teaching programs at Sauk Valley Faculty and based Sauk Valley Writers. Upon shifting to Brunswick, Maine in 1992, she continued her writing profession and taught for a few years within the space grownup teaching programs and thru the College of Maine System’s enrichment curriculum. She taught her college students how you can get revealed, how you can freelance, write for magazines and a poetry workshop titled Construct-a-Poem. She served as co-president of Maine Media Girls and stuffed many different roles for MMW at each the native and state degree for a number of years. She labored briefly on the Fodor’s Journey Guides (Maine Coast; Better of New England) and took part in lots of poetry readings together with on the Governor’s Mansion in Augusta and for Longfellow Days in Brunswick, earlier than shifting to Portland, Oregon in 2013. Sherry battled ovarian most cancers 5 occasions and buried sister Candi who died of a head/neck most cancers throughout Sherry’s second battle. Brother Pete survived leukemia in 2016. Their father died of leukemia in 1981. Over the course of her writing profession Sherry gained quite a few awards for her articles, essays and poetry and revealed her personal poetry assortment, A Cab to Stonehenge, in 2006. Upon shifting to Oregon, she turned a volunteer for the Ovarian Most cancers Analysis Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington (OCRAOSWW). In 2016 Sherry was chosen as a scientific analysis advocate volunteer (SRA) for Knight Most cancers Analysis Institute on the Oregon Well being Sciences College in Portland, for whom she volunteered till her passing, which occurred because of her fifth battle with ovarian most cancers. Sherry so loved any time spent, particularly at Acadia Nationwide Park, together with her sons, sister, brother, beloved grandchildren Ethan, Braddock and Janey, particular mates Debra Brisbois and Cindy Carney and her many different Maine mates. A celebration of Sherry’s life can be held in Maine at a later date. Items in Sherry’s reminiscence could be made to both: St. Labre Indian Faculty 112 St Labre Campus Drive Ashland, Montana 59003 http://www.stlabre.org or to Mates of Acadia 43 Cottage Avenue Bar Harbor, ME 04609 http://www.friendsofacadia.org
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