Hank, 87, died December 4 in Scio. He was born in Lakeland, FL
and raised in Chiefland, FL. He moved to Whittier, CA in 1969
and retired in Scio in 2003. Hank served in the Merchant Marines
during WWII. He worked as state tax collector in Florida, also
for Rockwell International as a mechanical design engineer on
the Apollo missions through the Shuttle program.
while working full time, he went to law school and became an
attorney in 1982. He was a member of the Whittier Host Lions
Club in CA, the Mason’s Santiam Lodge #25 and past District
Grand Master in Florida, American Legion Santiam Post 51 and a
Ham radio operator for emergency response for the Linn County
Sheriff. Hank enjoyed woodworking, dancing, and as a musician he
played the piano, trumpet and drums.
married Shirley Moring in August of 1958 in Lakeland, FL. Hank
was a member of the California State Bar and was a past
President of the Whittier Bar Association.
survived by his wife: Shirley Hardee of Scio; son: John H. (Jean
McConnell) Hardee II of Portland; daughter: Tantris (Charles)
Hernandez of North Hollywood, CA; and grandson: Conrad McConnell
memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at
2:00 pm at Stayton United Methodist Church, where he was a
member. Contributions may be made to the church. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.