Lucinda (Lucy) Aban Hakanson passed away peacefully March 21, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 83. She died of complications related to covid pneumonia. Lucy was in and out of the hospital from November 2021 until she passed away.
She was survived by her loving husband, Dallas Hakanson, and Dallas’ 5 children, and 19 grandchildren.
Lucy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dallas and Lucy’s marriage was solemnized in the Las Vegas Temple for time and all eternity.
Lucy was born June 30, 1938 in San Juan, La Union, Philippines. As a child during World War II, her village was protected by US Troops camped on the beach near her home. She remembered the troops giving out candy and gum as a peaceful gesture. She graduated college in Manila Philippines and later married Leonardo Costa.
Lucy began her career with Philippine Airlines as a secretary to the president. She also worked for Hughes AirWest and finished her career at Japan Airlines, retiring in 1991. During her...