LADY Hanson, wife of Huddersfield-born tycoon Lord Hanson, has died in the United States.
Lady Hanson, who was 75, died at the Norris Hospital in Los Angeles at 6pm on Sunday.
She had been in the hospital since December, suffering from several forms of leukaemia.
Her 82-year-old husband and their sons, Robert and Brook, were at her bedside.
The couple had been in the USA for several months after both attended a centenary lunch for Huddersfield Textile Society at the McAlpine Stadium in October.
Lady Hanson was Miss Geraldine Kaelin, of New York, when she met James Hanson in the States in 1957.
The couple married at Upper Agbrigg Register Office in Huddersfield on January 17, 1959, in a ceremony attended by close family. The bride worked for a publishing firm.
Lady Hanson, who had a daughter Karen, was the inspiration for the Hanson House Foundation in California.
The charity helps the families of trauma victim hospital patients in Palm Springs by providing accommodation.
Lady Hanson's funeral will be on March 4 at St Margaret's Church, Palm Desert. A thanksgiving service will be held later in London.
* An obituary will appear next week.