Barbara Jean Peterson Hansen, 84, passed away April 1, while visiting family in Alpine, TX. Born in Seattle, WA January 20, 1929, to Bessie and Ben Peterson, she grew up on a 40 acre apple orchard, with her brothers, Danny, Tommy, Johnny and sister, Mary Ann. After graduating from Kirkland High and a brief banking career, she married Harry J. Hansen, and recently celebrated their 64th anniversary. She was a resident of Beaumont and member of Sabine Tabernacle. Barbara is survived by her children: daughter, Terri Webster and husband, Danny; Henry F. Hansen and wife, JoAnn; daughter, Cheryl Gordon; son, Michael Hansen and wife, Carol; and son, Ben Hansen. Her grandchildren: Christopher Woodward and wife, Jessica, Eric Webster, Christine Hansen, Wes Hansen and wife, Lesley, Travis and wife, Cynthia, Amanda Hansen, Callie Gordon and Drew Gordon. Her great grandchildren: Shelby, Christian, and Luke Woodward, Bailey Hansen, and Hallie Browning. Visitation will be at Sabine Tabernacle, 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, with services at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 4, 2013