Originally created 11/04/02

Col. Thomas Hanson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, November 1, 2002 at Doctors Hospital. Colonel Thomas Andrew Hanson, M.D. , U.S. Army Ret., beloved husband of Judith J. Hanson. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with The Rev. Robert D. Fain, The Rev. Stephen Britt, The Rev. Dr. Joe Bowden and the Very Rev. Neal Phelps officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Church of the Good Shepherd. In addition to his wife, Tom leaves behind five children; Andrew J. Hanson and Anne Echeverria of Tucson, AZ, Col Timothy J. Hanson and Catherine Hanson of Sembach, Germany, Matthew S. Hanson and Tracy Hanson of Athens, GA, Amy Hanson Ryan and Brooks Ryan of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Hanson Marquez and Alex Marquez of Athens, GA. He had eleven grandchildren: Ellie, Sophie, Otto and Sam Hanson; Julia Thomas and Sarah Hanson, Evan and Jude Hanson, Landon Ryan and Francisco Marquez. Tom was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1925. After returning from service in World War II, in the 7th Armored Division, , he attended undergraduate school at the University of Minnesota and Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1952. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Nu Sig Medical Fraternity. After a pediatric residency at Stanford University, Tom joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and retired in 1975. He started a private practice in pediatrics at Doctors Hospital in Augusta and retired from practice in 1995. He had recently w0orked part-time at Augusta Physical Exams. Tom loved his country and served proudly in both World War II and Vietnam. HE was awarded many medals and decorations including, The Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the French Criox de Geurre with palm, the Belgian Fourragarre, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star , as well as many others. He enjoyed playing golf with his wife, sons and many friends, He had a lifelong love of music and played the flute. He also enjoyed puttering in the garden. He was a longtime member of the Augusta Concert Band and he was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and West Lake Country Club. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Augusta Concert Band, P.O. Box 2042, Augusta, GA 30903 and the Music Ministry of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 P.M. tonight, Monday. Platts Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Road, Evans. 860-6166

The Augusta Chronicle November 4, 2002