Bob hired me in 1975 to work in Phoenix after he called me and I initially turned him down. The very next day I was working in Pennsylvania trying to take survey notes during a sleet storm. I walked to a pay phone during my lunch break called Bob back and begged him for the job. Thank God he said yes! That began my 34 year career with Reclamation. Thank you Bob! You changed my life for the better. Rest in peace old friend.
ROBERT HANSON Robert Carl Hanson, 89, passed away peacefully July 26, 2018, with his family by his side, at the Nevada State Veterans Home, in Boulder City. He was born April 7, 1929, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a 40-year resident of Boulder City. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean War, followed by a very distinguished career as a Personnel Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation. He contributed to such projects as the Grand Coulee Dam and the Central Arizona Project before joining the Western Regional Office in Boulder City. His work touched many lives. Bob loved the outdoors and spending time with his family, boating, fishing and sports filled his many great years. Robert Carl Hanson was a beloved husband, father and grandfather whom will be deeply missed. Bob is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Margaret (Hoehn) Hanson; sons, Dave (Wilma) and Eric (Donna); daughter, Linda (Eric Dieffenbach); grandchildren, Carl and Stacy Dieffenbach, and Max Hanson; sister, Betty Carlisle; and five nieces, Erin, Lisa, Andie, Jacque and Jeanne. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Faith Christian Church, 1100 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, NV 89005. A reception will follow.
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Published in Boulder City Review on Aug. 16, 2018.