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The Unexpected Death of Stephanie

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The Unexpected Death of Our Dear Stephanie

A treasured wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 30th.

Stephanie Hanley was a unique soul, and in so many ways she was a light for everyone that had the privilege to cross paths with her. Whether you knew her a day or decades she had a way of creating a memorable impression.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests from friends, this fund is being created for those to whom she was the closest; her husband that she loved passionately and their four kids that she loved deeply.

The cause of her passing continues to be “pending” due to the medical examiner report being inconclusive and the toxicology report takes roughly eight weeks to process. In the months that it takes to confirm the official cause no paperwork can be filed. Not insurance. Not social security.

Brett will be using these funds to help cover loss of income, counseling for the family, the service to celebrate the life of Stephanie, and other unforeseen expenses.

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It can be difficult to ask for help in the best of circumstances. On behalf of Brett and their family, thank you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for making an impossible situation a little easier. And, thank you for loving Stephanie.


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    • $25 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Rachelle Tucker Trapani
Ridgefield, WA
Brett Hanley

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