Dr. Daniel E. Hanby

October 19, 1936May 29, 2018
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Dr. Daniel Edgar Hanby (also known as Dr. Dan and Eeyah), passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 29, 2018. Dr. Hanby resided at his Houston address for the past 47 years along with his wife, Betty Hanby. He was 81 years old. He was born in Rochester, MN. on October 19, 1936. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, John Hanby as well as his parents, David Arnold Hanby and Helen Zoe Fagin. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hurn Hanby and his children: Marta Farb, Molly Herrington and Duncan Hanby. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren, Olivia, Emory and Austin Farb, Ashton, Lauren and Destiny Herrington, and Avery and Graham Hanby. Dr. Hanby graduated from Tulane medical school and was a Pediatrician in Spring Branch with Texas Children’s Hospital for 50 years. He had retired in 2008. Prior to establishing residency in Houston, Dr. Hanby served as a Captain in the Army Medical Unit. He was an incredibly gifted human being who loved life entirely. He gave all he had to the babies, children and families he served as well as anyone who crossed his path. His bird dogs and sailing were a huge part of his life as well. He will be greatly missed by all. Services will be at Tallowood Baptist Church on Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions to a Charity recognizing children or animals of your choice.


  • In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions to a Charity recognizing children or animals of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dr. Daniel E. Hanby

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Judith Shields

August 31, 2018

I know it is late, but for some reason, Dr. Hanby crossed my mind yesterday. I looked him up and found that, sadly, he passed. The world is a lesser place now.

I had my first baby at home with a midwife. She recommended Dr. Hanby as a pediatrician. That was one of the best things that ever happened to our family.

Dr. Hanby loved children and their parents like no other doctor I have ever known. And my children loved him. What joy it was to see how he related to kids and made them unafraid. Were all doctors gifted as he.

May his family find sweet peace in the memories they have. The Doc brought much joy and solace to this world. See you soon on the other side.

Sayda Sparks

August 13, 2018

I met Dr.Hanby on May 5, 1997 when my daughter Chauncey Berry was born. He came in to greet me and my 11.8 pound baby! He had the biggest smile on his face and said that she was the biggest baby he had ever seen. For the next 21 years I drove from Missouri City to Spring Branch so he could care for all three of my kids. Even after retirement, I was so dedicated to him, I still made the long drives. My children (now one a mother herself) fell so deeply in love with this amazing man and their fondest memory will always be THE POPSICLE STICKS HE WOULD RUBBERBAND TOGETHER AND TOSS ACROSS THE ROOM LIKE A HELICOPTER. Thank you for being a wonderful Dr and human being. I know that God gladly and proudly opened those gates and welcomed you with opened arms and said “WELL DONE SON”
Bless your family
-Sayda Sparks, Deonndray Berry, Chauncey Berry & Kyree Jones

Clovis and Leah Boren

June 12, 2018

Dr. Dan shall always remain larger than life to us as a man of good cheer, positivity, kindness, and a man with a resounding love for life. We know that he shall find peace and happiness in the after life. Assuredly, he already has God and all his angels and saints laughing and sharing his beautiful smile. One of the highlights to visit our daughter in Houston was always a visit with Dr. Dan and his lovely wife, Betty. He will be missed!

Carolyn Wright

June 11, 2018

Dr. Hanby was my son's doctor from 1974 until he was a teenager. We moved to Tomball but continued to see Dr.Hanby. We have such wonderful memories. He was a kind, considerate , caring and loving man. He always had time no matter how rushed he was. He was never so busy that he could not give a crying baby or mom a hug. If I looked really hard in some of my son's baby things, I could probably find o tongue depressor with a face on it or two put together to make an airplane. I know that your hearts are breaking but I am sure he has found himself a sailboat and he is happy. May God be with you in this difficult time. DUNCAN, I can remember when you were born. He was one proud dad. God speed Dr. Hanby, you are loved by many.

Susan Wright

June 11, 2018

Dr. Hanby was my children's doctor during the late 70's & early 80's . We all loved him and the little toys he would make during each visit. My daughter especially loved the "cinderellas".
My daughter passed away on 05/05/18 I hope she and Dr. Hanby will meet again as they go through God's journey.
May memories and faith support family and friends at this time.

Jeana Cooksey

June 7, 2018

My precious sister, Betty: Write your worries in the sand, but carve your blessings in the stone. Pray Big. Dream Big. Take Risks. Jesus will lead you on the best path for your life. You may wonder how you’ll make it if you slow down and rest, but know this: A new rhythm awaits you. His provision will be enough for you. Breathe in and follow His lead. He’s with you every step of the way. May the wind of the Holy Spirit fill your sail and take you to a new, inspired place. May you be okay with not always being okay. God will one day wipe away every tear from your eyes, but until then, He wants to help you walk this journey with peace in your heart and assurance in your soul. He is with you. He will heal you. And He will one day turn your mourning into dancing and your sorrow into songs of joy. In the meantime, enjoy the little graces you find along the way. Celebrate the small victories. Dare to dream. And take one step at a time. You’re going to be okay; I know. I love you, Jeana
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness or farewell, when I prepare to embark.
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place; the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar. (Tennyson)
Sail on Dan…we loved you so.
June 7, 2018

Tammi Norris

June 6, 2018

Uncle Dan your laugh was contagious, your smile filled a room, and your love touched everyone you met. These are the precious memories of you that will forever be in our hearts. Enjoy sailing on the beautiful seas in heaven.

Carol Sue Springer

June 5, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a great man. I so loved and admired him. He was always in a good mood and so kind to the children. I worked with Dr. Hanby, Dr. Wexler and Dr.Joacham at North West Pediatrics for 10 years. Good memories of the doctors, staff, and children. May God be with you and comfort your family in this time. My Prayers to all. Sue

Denise Lucas

June 3, 2018

Dr Dan was the best ever❤ My family and I loved him as a Dr and friend.