Mary Adeline Stringer Hansen, 84, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Clarkston, Wash., after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Mary was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Douglas, Ariz., to Hannah Noreen Nelson Pointer. Her father, James Point- er, died before she was born. She was adopted by her stepfather, Benjamin Harrison Stringer, when she was 1 year old. The family eventually moved to El Dorado, Ark., where she lived until the age of 17, when she moved to Idaho with her aunt.
While living in Idaho, she met and married Leonard Alvin Hansen, and together they raised six children. They farmed and raised livestock in the Idaho Falls area and she worked for Bonneville School District in the lunchroom nutrition program. When her husband retired from farming, they moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where she managed a motel for six years until his death in 1992. She then moved back to the Idaho Falls area, where she lived until her health required her to live with family.
Mary was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved working in the temple.
Mary is survived by five of her children, Donna M (Clee) Manchester of Clarkston, Wash., Lars W Hansen of Salt Lake City, Howard L (Denise) Hansen of Morgan, Utah, Laura J (Dale) Thornock of Tooele, Utah, and Mark L (Lauri) Hansen of Layton, Utah; two sisters, Lydia Davis and Hannah Aycock; two brothers, Lee and Price Stringer; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; a son, Johnny Hansen; a sister, Josephine Rose; two brothers, Joseph and Charles Stringer; and a grandson, Clinton Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Idaho Falls LDS 11th Ward, 1235 Juniper Drive. The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www .woodfuneralhome.com.