(Johnstone) Hanson, Margaret L.

October 2, 1947 - February 29, 2016

Margaret Lesley (Johnstone) Hanson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on February 29th, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 68.

Maggie is survived by her husband, Perry Hanson, her daughters, Brooke McGough and Claire Hanson, her grandchildren, Jordan, Elijah and Juliet McGough, and her siblings Albert Johnstone and Anne (Johnstone) Wyer.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Roisin Cooper Johnstone of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland and Albert Johnstone of Pudsey, Yorkshire, England.

Maggie was born on October 2nd, 1947 in Pudsey, Yorkshire.  She graduated as an SRN from the York Teaching Hospital NHS in 1965.  After moving to the United States in 1970, she met Perry (an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments) and they married in 1972 in Dallas.

Maggie continued her career in nursing.  She also liked to volunteer with the Dallas Heritage Society and was the chairman of Old City Park’s annual Candlelight celebration in 1989.  She was an active member in the local prayer group, Our Lady’s Altar Society, and choir at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.  She spent the majority of her career in hospice health care advancing to Regional Vice President, Clinical Affairs.  She retired in 2011 but continued to work part time.  She loved her role as Gran Maggie and spoiled her three grandchildren.

She was loved by many and touched many lives.  The number of visitors during her brief 4 month illness was testament to her impact on others.  She will be greatly missed.

6 replies on “(Johnstone) Hanson, Margaret L.”

Sheila Mann says:

I am so very sorry for your loss. Maggie was a beautiful person inside and out. I had the privilege to work with her and enjoyed every minute. I will be praying for the family to recieve comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless you . Sheila Mann

Kathy and Frank Ventre says:

Heartfelt sympathy to Perry, Brooke, Clair and your family. Maggie was a gentle person with a bright smile and warm heart. She was a best friend and we only have wonderful memories of our times together. Prayers, love and hugs to you.
God has you in His hands – I have you in my heart.

Vivian - Dr. Poll's office says:

I’m so very sorry in your recent loss. Prayers to your family. Maggie will be greatly missed. Always loved visiting with her and sharing stories about our grandchildren. Always a beautiful smile on her face!!

Jan Paul says:

Maggie your beautiful red hair and always a smile. Loved working with you at Hospice. OH what a good time we had at the Hospice reunion at your house in Oct. so glad I was there. Will miss you I know you are pain free and joined loved ones.Heaven was waiting.

Diana Morrow says:

I was privileged to work with Maggie at Gentiva (in the Denial Management Dept). Her kindness and joy of life brightened the days of all who knew her. I counted it an honor to call her friend and prayer partner. Her greatest joy was her family and many of her greatest prayer concerns were for them and their individual needs. I was blessed to see how she drew comfort from her faith in God during difficult times. My love and prayers to Maggie’s precious family during this very difficul time. — Diana Morrow

Kathy Gordinier says:

I just learned today from a friend today that Maggie passed on. I am heartbroken as I am sure many others are. I met Maggie in 2000 and she taught me hospice. She was a mentor to me and I hold her in the highest regard. My nickname for her was “Hospice Goddess” because she had so much knowledge. She had so much life in her and touched so many. I am sorry for her family who lost her way too soon.

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