Margaret Trayner Hannan
1918 – 2014
Margaret Trayner Hannan, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away of causes incident to age January 18th, two days short of celebrating her 96th birthday in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Margaret resided in Tumwater on North Street for 65 years prior to moving to Utah in the fall of 2012.
She was born in La Grande, OR, to Jacob Hampton and Lottie Hill Trayner but lived most of her growing-up years in Idaho Falls, ID. In 1936 Margaret married Ted Hannan in Missoula, MT, and moved to Olympia while Ted was serving in WWII. She worked part-time for Talcott’s Jewelry and Gillette and Guffey Drug before beginning a 26-year career with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
A talented dancer and tap dance instructor, Margaret was active in Beta Sigma Phi and served in many positions in her local wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Residents of the Puget Sound Health Care Center knew her well as she volunteered there for many years. Preceded in death by her husband Ted, her parents and her 3 siblings. She is survived by son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Pam (Cottonwood Heights), daughter, Trisha (Portland), 7 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Coventry Retirement Living Center in Cottonwood Heights on February 3rd at 3 p.m. Her ashes will be interred in a family burial plot in Idaho Falls.