Marieanne Hanser, 81, a music teacher who also was active on conservation issues, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Fischer Cottage at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries.
She was born to Charles and Cecelia (Zent) Carroll on March 30, 1932, in Billings. She grew up in Billings and Hysham, attending St. Patrick’s High School and graduating from Hysham High School.
She received a degree in music from the University of Montana. She taught music in Anaconda and Park City schools before setting up a piano studio in Billings where she worked with children and adult students for more than 50 years.
She recently retired as a church musician for St. Patrick’s Parish. She was a lifelong member of the local, state and national music teachers’ associations.
Mrs. Hanser served as the urban representative on the Yellowstone Conservation Board for 29 years. She also served as chairman of the Education Committee for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts and was instrumental in establishing the Canon Envirothon program for Montana.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold Hanser; three children; grandchildren; and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Monday with Vigil to follow at 6 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at noon Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral. Committal will be in the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel.