May 8, 1932 — May 26, 2014
Carlene Winkle Studley was born on May 8, 1932, to Carl and Anna Winkle. She attended St. Patrick School in Walla Walla. She moved to Seattle and attended school there. Returning to Walla Walla, she completed grade school at Washington School and graduated from Walla Walla High School.
She married Earl Richardson and later divorced. From that marriage, she had two sons, Terry and Tom. She later married Cecil Hanson on Dec. 26, 1959. Carlene and Cecil liked traveling and gardening. She loved her flower garden and also doing hand work. She won many blue ribbons and special awards at the Southeastern Washington Fair.
Carlene worked in various retail stores and also Walla Walla Cannery.
Her husband, Cecil, died June 7, 1991. Carlene was active in Central Christian Church, the Organic Garden Club and president two years, Sweet Adelines Chorus and held several committee chairman duties along with the secretary position of the chorus.
Preceding her in death are her parents; former husbands; and sister, Bettie Winkle. She is survived by two sons, Terry Richardson and Tom Richardson; grandson, Jason Richardson; granddaughter, Kristi Bump; aunt, Dorothy Chipman; longtime faithful friend, Jim Bullock; and numerous cousins.
Viewing and visitation will be held at the Herring Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The memorial funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.