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GALION: Barbara Jean Hansen, 86, of Galion died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Galion Community Hospital after failing health.

Born Sept.27, 1926 in Price, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Festus J. Smith and Sara Winefred (Oliver) Smith Gibson. She was preceded in death on Jan. 3, 1991 by her husband, Wallace Jay Hansen whom she married Sept. 27, 1951.

Barbara worked as a housekeeper for various families for many years and was a housewife raising her family. She moved here in 2011 from Las Vegas, to be with her daughter and was a long time member of the Las Vegas Women of The Moose where she and her husband were very active.

Surviving are her six children and spouses, Sally Hudson of Ontario, Calif., Linda and Paul Kugle of Coleman, Texas, William and Annette Gibson of Price, Utah, Carrie and Ron Lauer of Santa Monica, Calif., Robert Hansen of Las Vegas, Nev. and Joanne and Rick Hartline of Galion; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and her first husband George Garner of St. George, Utah.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded by her daughter, Barbara Jean Good and her step-father, Emmit Gibson, who raised her.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, with Dr. Rick McCartney officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

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Published in the News Journal on Dec. 31, 2012
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