Henry "Hank" Allen "Hank" Hammond

Wednesday, December 21st, 1938 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Henry \"Hank\" Hammond, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Henry "Hank" Hammond

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Henry "Hank"'s Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Henry "Hank"'s Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Henry (Hank) Allen Hammond
December 21, 1938 – July 8, 2020
Hank was born to Lester Hammond and Julia (Holstein) Hammond in Springfield, Missouri. At 11 months old, his mother and four sisters made their way across the country to Washington state, to reunite with his father, who had hopped a freight train to find work. He grew up in Everett and Silver Lake before eventually moving to Wenatchee, WA. Hank started working construction jobs until he married the love of his life, Billie Jean Gills, in 1959. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to the Los Angeles area where they started their family, first with Carolyn (Cari) Mae and then Reginald (Reggie) Allen. Hank and Billie made lifelong friends in the LA area, where he worked as a milkman for Top O’ The Morn’ Dairy. In 1968, they decided to move back to Washington to raise their children in East Wenatchee. Hank worked for S & H Cattle Ranch before starting at Coca Cola, where he had a long career as Sales Manager. Always looking for a new challenge, he then started Hank Hammond Bulldozing and was overjoyed when his son moved back to Wenatchee to work with him. His next chapter began when they bought the cherry orchard, which he managed with pride, always bringing boxes of ripe Rainiers to friends and family. Hank and Billie enjoyed spending the winter months in Arizona – first in the Yuma area and then to Phoenix, eventually moving there full-time. As was the case everywhere they went, Hank made many close and lasting friendships. As Hank’s health declined, they moved back to Wenatchee for the past four years to be near family and friends.
Hank, known to many as “Papa”, could be recognized by his hearty laugh, big hat, and huge smile, and was consistently exuding positivity and a can-do attitude. He loved coffee-drinking with his buddies, doting on his family, baseball, and telling stories. He was also a life-long car collector and admirer. He never met a stranger and made a lasting impression on everyone he met, as a deeply kind and forever happy man who lived life to the fullest.
Hank is survived by his wife and best friend, Billie, married 61 years; daughter Cari Cordell (Scott), and grandchildren Lauren, Max, and Megan; son Reggie Hammond (Gina) and granddaughter Brittiny; sisters Nora Novak, Mary Olsen, and Peggy Schnell; and many nieces, nephews, and friends he cherished like family. Proceeded in death by his parents Lester and Julia, sister Imogene Wright, brother David Gail Hammond, and many close friends. Chapel of the Valley, Wenatchee, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Valley, Wenatchee. Please visit for online condolences.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Henry "Hank" Allen "Hank" Hammond, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Henry "Hank"

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Henry "Hank" Allen "Hank" Hammond.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Henry "Hank" here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Henry "Hank"
2 trees have been planted in memory of Henry "Hank" Allen "Hank" Hammond

Josie Estrada & Dale Wong

Posted at 08:16pm
Hank "Papa" & Lauren after her bridal shower.

Josie Estrada & Dale Wong

Posted at 08:11pm
Billie & Hank enjoying Mexican food at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 07:33pm
Our warmest condolences. The Gilmore family
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Henry "Hank" Hammond — Plant a Tree Now

Jeff & Jill Cordell

Posted at 05:20pm
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Henry "Hank" Hammond — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: