Home Records Obituaries Robert G. Hanagan “Bob” October 30, 1926 – October 21, 2017

Robert G. Hanagan “Bob” October 30, 1926 – October 21, 2017


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Robert G. Hanagan (Bob”) was born October 30, 1926 to William F. and Lucille Reilly Hanagan. He was one of their 11 children, all now deceased with his passing. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic School in Roswell, NM, through the 8th grade and graduated from Roswell High School in 1944. Bob served in the Navy aboard the USS Garrard in the Pacific theater from August 1944 to June 1946. He graduated from the University of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas in June 1949. He was then employed by an oil well logging company in 1950, and by Signal Oil and Gas Company in Midland, TX, as a Landman in 1952. Bob and Nancy Sue Doolin were married September 5, 1953 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Midland. The following 64 years were filled with blessings: exceptional happiness, tranquility, togetherness, mutual respect, and total love. Their children, Debra A. Hanagan Hill and Robert W. Hanagan, were born in Midland and have been a lifetime of joy and love. In 1960, Bob left Signal, and with his brother, Hugh Hanagan, established Hanagan Petroleum Corp., an independent oil and gas operating company, which operated in Artesia and Roswell, NM, through 1979. In 1988, Bob and Nancy moved to Santa Fe, NM, where they currently reside.
Bob was a charter member of the American Assoc. of Petroleum Landmen, a lifetime member of the NM Landmen Assoc., and a member of the Permian Basin Landmen’s Assoc. He and Nancy are also members of St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Santa Fe, NM; daughter, Debra Hanagan Hill of Portland, OR; son Rob (Brenda) of Big Horn, WY; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Martha Jo Doolin Grall of Green Valley, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be held at Assumption Catholic Church, Roswell, NM, at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, followed at 9:45 am by the Eulogy and celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection. After the service and interment, the family will greet friends, starting at 1:00 pm, at the home of Lucy and Chuck Holloway, 1508 W. 2nd St., Roswell, NM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poor Clare Monastery, 809 E. 19th St., Roswell, NM 88201; NM Boys and Girls Ranch, PO Box 9, Belen, NM 87002; or The Assurance Home of Roswell, 1000 E 18th St., Roswell, NM 88201.
“May the light of heaven shine on your grave.”