December 28, 1927- June 1, 2012
Mary Lou Hahn, wife of Raymond E. Hahn (deceased), was born in Oklahoma on December 28, 1927, and died on June 1, 2012, in Bakersfield CA. Mary had three children during her first marriage to Leonard Steelman (deceased), her daughter, Mary Lee Blankenship and husband, Ray; son, Gary Steelman and partner, Richard; and her youngest son, Michael Steelman and wife, Pam. While raising her three children and running the household, Mary also worked full time as a waitress for most of her life. Eventually, Mary would marry Raymond Hahn, and they opened up “Hahn’s Restaurant” in Taft, CA. She enjoyed being a business owner of a successful restaurant, where many of her clients loved her chicken noodle soup and her delicious pies. In the early ‘80s, Mary and Ray moved from Taft to Pine Flats, where they enjoyed many years of retirement before they moved back to Bakersfield in ‘87 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Mary spent most of her free time crocheting afghans, dolls, and many other items for loved ones. Mary was known as “Nana” to all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Every Christmas her family would look forward to her candies and cookies that she loved to bake for them. In addition to her three children, Mary is survived by her sister, Betty Payne, who was known to all as Aunt Betty; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was lucky enough to have lived to see five generations from all three of her children.
We love you, Mom, Nana, Mary; you will be very missed by many.
A viewing will be held for Mary on Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. No funeral services will be held, as per her request. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in her honor to the SPCA. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com.
Mary Blankenship – Daughter
1701 Chastain Way
Bakersfield, CA 93304