Roger Allan Hanes - age: 77
(August 20, 1939 to May 28, 2017 )
Resident of Ukiah, California
Roger Allan Hanes, 77, died suddenly of natural causes on May 28, 2017 at the Hanes family ranch surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by his children Sylvia Ann Hanes Palmer and her husband Richard Palmer, Leslie Marie Hanes and her husband Martin Culpepper, and Jonathan Elias Hanes and his wife Leslie Winters; and several grandchildren.
He was born August 20, 1939 in San Francisco, CA and grew up between the city and the Hanes family ranch in Mendocino County. As a young man, he served in the US Army in a mortar battery in the 30th Infantry Division. After his discharge, he joined the San Francisco Police Department like his father, Ward H. Hanes. In 1965, he was injured and forced into permanent disability. It was at that point when he went to college eventually earning his veterinary degree in 1973 from UC Davis.
He practiced as a veterinarian for many years, was an avid horseman, and maintained a active part in the Hanes family ranch business through most of his life.
He was laid to rest in the private family cemetery on June 9th. A celebration of life will be held on June 24th at the Cloverdale Veterans Memorial Building.