Caroline (Carrie) Willey Hansen|
Resident of Aptos
Caroline (Carrie, Mom or Gam to her husband and friends, offspring or grandchildren) passed away peacefully February 6, 2013 from complications of Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer.
She is survived by her husband Howard and three offspring, Sarah Braun, Lisa Stone and Todd Hansen; their spouses Byron Braun, Gregg Stone and Debbie Wendel; and six grandchildren: Nathaniel Braun, Robert Stone, Philip Hansen, Phoebe Stone, Rosa Hansen and Genevra Stone
She was born December 25, 1929 in San Diego. During World War II she lived in Hawaii and Arkansas before returning to California. In her younger years, Carrie lived in the East Bay where she attended UC Berkeley, met and married Howard and raised her family. When her children were older she was a substitute school teacher in Oakland. Later moving to Santa Cruz County, where she worked as a school librarian. Carrie retired as a Watsonville High School librarian in 1991, work she greatly enjoyed.
Carrie led an active life during which she travelled throughout the United States and most continents. Carrie was a people person. She made friends easily and kept in touch for years. She loved to do things for people. Even through her long illness, she always perked up when visiting or being visited by friends.
Carrie felt a connection to her church and community wherever she lived. She was active in Family Service of Oakland and Santa Cruz in the 1960's 70's, a supporter and active in and a past board member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM on March 2nd at the Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, 147 South River Street, Suite 232, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or the Building Fund of the Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Feb. 24, 2013