Born in San Luis Obispo in January 1931, Carl N. Hansen died Friday, July 19, 2013, in Boca Raton, Fla. Carl and his family lived in Cambria, where he attended Coast Union High School, San LuIs Obispo Junior College and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Carl served on active duty for five years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Korean War veteran and served with the Air Force Reserves and the California Air National Guard for a total of 31 years. He was an active member of the 339th Fighter Squadron Association. In 1957, Carl was employed by Castle & Cooke and Dole Fresh Fruit in San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. In 1982, the fresh fruit company was moved to Boca Raton, where he and his wife, Mary, retired. Carl is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Sebastian Hansen; son, Neil Hansen (Kelly); grandson, Soren Hansen; niece, Lisa Kristine; and nephew, Kevin Hansen; and several grand nieces and grand nephews.
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Oct. 10, 2013