Summer Elizabeth Hanson, a resident of Boise, ID (formerly of Willow Springs, MO) unexpectedly passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 while at her residence. Summer was born March 4, 1994 in Santa Barbara, CA to Charles M. Hanson and Annette L. Chiniquy. She was 26 years old.
Upon moving to Willow Springs in 2005, she attended the local schools and graduated with honors from Willow Springs High School, Class of 2013, where she received a first-place award citation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary writing competition. She was very active while in school where she participated in tennis, volleyball, and softball. She was very creative, but her main passions were art and creative writing. She especially loved poetry and even had a book published in 2012 called “Teen to Teen, Poetry to Remember.” Shortly after the passing of her sister, Mimi, in 2014 she moved to Washington State to be close to relatives and attend college. She attended Edmonds College and received an AA degree in Pre-Nursing, Class of 2016. She then attended the University of Washington and received a BA degree in Nutritional Sciences, Class of 2018. She was very involved at both colleges participating in Chess Club, Bee Club, STEM, Campus Outreach, and was a volunteer leader for Restoration Projects. She worked at numerous jobs while attending school; however, her favorite was working for Rover.com as a dog walker/pet sitter both in Washington and Idaho. She had many interests and recently discovered a love for outdoor activities no matter the season which included: hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping, snow shoeing, backpacking, and discovering nature and all it had to offer; however, her greatest joy was being and spending time with her friends. To say she will be missed by her family and friends is a tremendous understatement. Her beauty (inside and out) and smiling face will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved her.
Summer was preceded in death by her sister, Mimi Pearl Hanson, and by her aunts, Teresa Chiniquy Brinton and Christine Dawn Chiniquy.
She is survived by her father, Charles M. Hanson; her mother, Annette L. Chiniquy; her brothers: Jake R. Hanson, Gage A. Hanson, Chase M. Hanson, and her sister, Hunny Belle Hanson. She is further survived by her paternal grandparents, George and Susan Hanson, and her maternal grandparents, Denis and Phyllis Chiniquy. She is also survived by the love of her life, Joel Salvino, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends who she considered her family.
Relyea Funeral Chapel will host a visitation in Boise at the date and time listed below.
A visitation and funeral service for Summer will be held at Willow Funeral Home, LLC, in Willow Springs, Missouri. Date and time are pending at this time due to inclement weather conditions.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in Summer's memory to one of the following organizations listed: National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org International Bipolar Foundation www.ibpf.org or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org