Gloria Hansen, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at The Gables of Ammon.
Gloria was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Rexburg to Dean Leroy Hinckley and Sarah Ida Barney. She grew up and attend- ed schools in Rexburg. She attended Madison High School, where she was valedictorian of her class; Ricks College for three years; and Eastern Idaho Technical College for a year in 1983. She received her degree as a registered nurse.
She spent 20 years in Rexburg before moving to Idaho Falls, where she has resided for the past 61 years.
On March 27, 1951, she married Lyle Fullmer Hansen in the Idaho Fall LDS Temple. From this union they were blessed with two sons, Craig and Mark, and a daughter, Deanna.
Gloria started teaching piano when she was 19 years old until 2000. She taught numerous students in the area. She worked as a registered nurse at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from 1983 until 1992.
Gloria was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in various capacities, including organist for 50 years and Young Women's president. She was involved in the Idaho Falls Music Club and served as Junior Music Scholarship Chairman.
She loved to travel the world with Lyle, enjoying each other and the many sights, her favorite being their condo in Hawaii. Gloria enjoyed playing the piano and organ, fishing Henry's Lake, snowmobiling, waterskiing, golfing at Star Valley Ranch and going to many activities for her grandchildren. She loved knitting and she knitted many Christmas socks for all the family, the last one being given in July to a great-grandchild. They will always be a treasured gift. Due to her arthritis, she could no longer knit.
Survivors include her loving husband, Lyle F. Hansen of Idaho Falls; son, Craig L. (Robyn) Hansen of Idaho Falls; brother, Frank L. (Norma) Hinckley of Idaho Falls; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Grace Hinckley; a son, Mark L. Hansen; and a daughter, Deanna H. Isaacson.
The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to LDS Philanthropies at BYU-Idaho to the Deanna H. Isaacson Piano Memorial Endowment, or to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923, in memory of Mark L. Hansen.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.