Eugene Ray 'Gene' HanksNovember 3, 1951 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 65)
Eugene Ray “Gene” Hanks, 65, of Portland, passed away peacefully from complications on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
at Portland Providence Hospital. He was surrounded by family at the time of passing. He was born Nov. 3, 1951
to Edwin Eugene Hank sand Thelma Mae Hanks in Clarkston, Wash. Gene grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, where
he graduated from Lewiston High School. He later moved to Portland where he graduated from business college
and pursued a lifelong career of data processing. In 1977 Gene met his love Rhonda Lee Irwin and they eventually
married Oct. 7, 1978.
Gene always made friends wherever he went. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping and was actively
involved in his sons baseball. He had a passion for cuttingfirewood, gardening, baseball, chocolate chip cookies,
crunchy JIF peanut butter and life in general. His smile and laugh will forever be remembered.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma “Mae” Hanks; sister, Linda Pecoff; brother, Gerald Hanks;
wife, Rhonda; and two sons, Tyler and Landon Hanks. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Hanks.
Celebration of Life will be held at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.
Happy 66th Birthday Dad. We Love you.