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Adena Delores "Deanie" (Hanson) Halley


February 20, 2019

Lakewood, Calif. - Adena Delores (Hanson) Halley was born March 19, 1930 at Bowdoin, Mont., the ninth child of Edward O. and Alma Sophia Hoium Hanson. Her father was a house-mover and the "village" blacksmith and her mother a housewife. They moved to Malta in the mid 1930s and Deanie attended public school there.

While still a teen she went to Kalispell, Mont., so she was working as a phone operator. Her brothers Orville and Gordon also lived in Kalispell so she was with family.

While there she met Navy veteran and pilot Harry Halley, Jr., and when they decided to marry, he flew them in a...

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