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In loving memory of
Martha “Marti” Hanson
  • November 07, 1943
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  • May 28, 2022

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Marti Hanson (78). Martha E. Hanson (Marti) of Winter Park, FL passed away with her husband Jim at her side on May 28th at Advent Health Orlando after a short stay in hospital hospice care. Marti left us in body due to her ongoing blood disorder that turned into active leukemia. It was a short progression, and we are all devastated.

Marti is still pure joy, radiant, exquisite, luminous, authentic, humble, stylish, appreciative, smiling, and loving to all. She is survived by her devoted husband, Jim; her two Lil-Mom children, son Chris Hanson and his wife Tracey of Denver, CO and daughter Dr. Heather Palmer of Chattanooga, TN; and Marti’s brother John of Orlando, FL., along with so many friends and family.

Marti and Jim enjoyed traveling the world, walking in their beautiful neighborhood, having a quiet dinner together with their favorite wines. As best friends, they talked about everything together and never tired of each other’s company. As Marti would often say, “We are two ones.”

There will be a “Celebration of Life for Marti” on June 11that 1:00 at the Winter Park Racquet Club in Winter Park, FL. Donations can be made in Marti’s name to any animal welfare agency of your choice.

Martha (Marti) was born in Cumberland, MD in 1943 and later moved with her family to Mt. Dora, FL in the mid-1950s, where she attended school. In her early 20s, Marti joined National Airlines as a flight attendant and supervisor. Marti’s second career began in 1984, when she formed her own medical/wellness, sales-distribution company Body Comp, which she developed into Hanson Medical Systems, Inc., along with her husband, Jim. Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. grew to be one of the largest female owned businesses in Central Florida.

Marti was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Advent Crosby Wellness Center and the Winter Park Racquet Club. Marti adored the town of Winter Park.

Marti and Jim were never apart and loved to spend time with each other talking, exercising, and traveling. Marti’s favorite words to Jim are: “Loving you forever is not long enough,” and “I hold your heart in my heart.”


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  1. Betty Lou Bailey Kearns says:
    18 Jun 2022
    Always a pleasure to be around. I have many fond memories of you and National Air Lines. May God keep you at his side.

  2. Lisa Milne says:
    11 Jun 2022
    You brought light into the world Marti, you welcomed us with a warm heart, we will always remember your kindness and bright smile.

  3. Lisa Milne lit a candle:
    11 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 11, 2022 at 6:08:37 PM

  4. Judith Anne Watson Meyers says:
    11 Jun 2022
    My heart is breaking as I read these tributes to Marti upon her sudden passing from this earthly life. My sweet and loyal friend was a spirit-filled being, a gracious, loving and generous spirit who was a joy to know and work beside. I am so thankful that the William P. Duval Chapter NSDAR Winter Park presented me with the opportunity to become part of Marti's life in service through her ardor and love for the DAR. This will always be a memory to treasure along with her love of America. Her luminous and radiant smile will be ever-present. My heart felt, deepest condolences, well wishes and prayers are extended to her family.

  5. Mitzi Stewart says:
    11 Jun 2022
    I was s very sorry to hear this sad news today.
    When NAL hired us so many years ago, they gave Pep talks luncheons for us. I remember looking around and wondering how I ended up in a room with so many pretty girls one of which was Marti.
    Her smile was radiant and her eyes sparkled.
    As years passed she never changed. So sweet and always smiling.
    She was a joy to fly with and a wonderful Supervisor.
    We all loved her and will look forward to seeing her in Heaven.

  6. Judith Anne Watson Meyers lit a candle:
    11 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 11, 2022 at 6:17:04 AM

  7. Christine Read lit a candle:
    11 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 11, 2022 at 6:41:18 AM

  8. Angela Neel lit a candle:
    10 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 10, 2022 at 6:35:30 PM

  9. Herb and Pam Hertner says:
    10 Jun 2022
    We have known Marti for almost 60 years when we were young, carefree without a concern in the world. She had a way to make every friend feel special to her because that’s just the way she was. Her love and relationship with Just was admired by all of us. She had a love for animals - hers and everyone else’s. We are reeling with disbelief at this loss.
    Herb and Pam

  10. Sandy Karlan says:
    10 Jun 2022
    Marti could light up a room by just showing up - she often said - You just have to show up! and then she wanted to know what was your commitment - which we both learned was an important question to ask - She then created the business with Jim and fulfilled her vision. She said that she wanted to work in the health and fitness business when she left the airlines - and so she did!
    I remember her talking about her friend Maggie forever - I had her in my life for 45 years - still not enough.
    She even drove me around Winter Park, to all the places she had lived and told me about her friend Janice and how important she was to her.
    There are so many things that I could say about how special Marti was and I see that others have their own experience. She was truly loved by all and by her Jim and "she always chose aliveness". Sandy

  11. Sandy Karlan lit a candle:
    10 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 10, 2022 at 6:43:30 PM

  12. Patricia Johnson says:
    10 Jun 2022
    Marti was a beautiful, kind, caring person. She was liked & respected by all her fellow flight attendants. I, as one of her co-workers, held her in high esteem. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace. Her family is blessed to have had her & may God bless them.

  13. Shawn Doyle lit a candle:
    10 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 10, 2022 at 6:31:23 AM

  14. Shawn Doyle says:
    10 Jun 2022
    I worked for Marti at Hanson Medical Systems, Inc for 5 years and not only was she the best Boss I have ever worked for, she was also an Amazing Person and Soul to be around. She was always full of Joy that would immediately absorb into you when you were in her presence. Marti I Thank You constantly for allowing me to be blessed with being apart of Hanson Medical Systems, Inc for so many years. You will always be remembered and Heaven received an amazing Angel!

  15. Verna Clark lit a candle:
    10 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 10, 2022 at 6:06:19 AM

  16. Judy and Jim Dowden says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Marti and Jim were our neighbors 22 years and they became our friends from day one. We have wonderful memories of those years. They moved down the road but our friendship stayed strong. We will miss our dear and special friend Marti. She will make sure everyone gets their Christmas lights up on time!

  17. Judy and Jim Dowden lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:35:22 PM

  18. Andrew Scheirer says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Marti was such an example of how to live life. She was always so positive, sweet, caring, compassionate, loving, and happy. She would light up a room when she entered and was a joy to be with. She was one of my favorite people. We will miss you Marti, but will always remember our good times together. Heaven received a lot with you. With love, Andrew.

  19. Julie Bagby Williams says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Marti was a bright light to everyone that knew her. I first met Marti through Maggi Kelly many years ago, and then went on to work with Jim and Marti in real estate throughout the years. Marti was always fun and so easy to work with, glamorous, generous, funny and so kind. Her outer beauty was only surpassed by her inner beauty. She was loved by many and I send blessings and prayers to her family during this time.

  20. Julie Bagby Williams lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:42:25 AM

  21. Nancy Bagby lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:41:45 AM

  22. Lura Pfost lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:20:32 AM

  23. Vicki and Jim Pascoe lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:49:46 AM

  24. Veronica Cotter says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Marti made everyone feel special. Everyone's life was better for having known her. She will be so missed. Her memory will continue to make everyone smile when they think of her. Heaven has a new special angel!

  25. Veronica Cotter lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:55:56 AM

  26. John F. Kelly lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:48:40 AM

  27. Maggi Kelly lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:47:35 AM

  28. Maggi Kelly says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Marti and I were best friends for 53 years. I will miss her every day of my life.

  29. Brenda Hayes Brown lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:31:09 AM

  30. Brenda Hayes Brown lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:28:56 AM

  31. Maurice Barrero lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:28:18 PM

  32. Jaime Membreno lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:56:38 PM

  33. Linda Scheuplein lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:39:34 PM

  34. Linda Scheuplein lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:38:44 PM

  35. SueAnn Rand lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:57:33 PM

  36. Tracy L Webster lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:55:22 PM

  37. Ann Sabbag lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 8, 2022 at 6:39:30 PM

  38. Ann Sabbag says:
    08 Jun 2022
    Marti was a mentor, business partner, and forever friend to me. Her generous spirit coupled with great business sense made everyone who did business with her want to be her friend. Often when I had a challenge I’d call her for advice or just ask myself what would Marti do. She was simply one of the best human beings I’ve ever had the privilege to know. She scattered a lot of love & light in this world.
    I will miss you deeply toots. Ann Sabbag

  39. John Kelly says:
    08 Jun 2022
    Whenever I thought of Marti over the years, the image that would immediately come to mind was of that beautiful, dazzling smile of hers, and the knowledge that she was going to be genuinely happy to see me. And she had that great smile for everyone! Marti was truly one of the very special people you’re fortunate enough to meet in life, and what a good, wonderful person she was, down to her core. I recently saw something Dr. Seuss said, and it’s so fitting: “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” Marti, I’ll always be smiling with you. God bless to you, Jim, and everyone in the family.

  40. Janice Reid Barringer says:
    08 Jun 2022
    My heart is broken. A bright light has gone out. I’m already missing you, Martha. Our bond, since we were 12, can not be broken. Your spirit will be with me forever.

  41. Denise Ericson says:
    08 Jun 2022
    I will miss you more than words can say, my beautiful friend. You made the world a better place, and now you can do the same for heaven.

  42. Lindy says:
    08 Jun 2022
    The best of friends, the easiest to love. We had it all.
    I love you...always did...always will.

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