Mary Hanson ’45, a member of the Whittier Bruins alumni network for over half a century, and its president for many years, passed away Oct. 22. She was 95.
A former columnist and amateur playwright, Hanson wrote that “I always dreamed of becoming a professional journalist or an actress and singer. UCLA chorale conductor Raymond Moreman supplied encouragement in the arts. Being the Daily Bruin associate editor made my journalism goal a reality. I fulfilled my dream in a decades-long career as a journalist. As a playwright, I fulfilled my dreams as an artist.”