ANDREW D. HANSEN(1945 - 2014)

Andrew D. Hansen (La Conner town crier for 6 years) died and was interred 3/12/14 in the Miramar National Cemetery, CA.

He was born 6/9/45 in Canada.

At the internment service were town criers Richard Riddell from and representing Anacortes, WA and Redmond O'Colonies from Esquimalt, BC representing the Pacific NW Council of Town Criers.

Andy retired from the US Navy on 9/30/84. Among other duties, he served on the US Midway for 1-1/2 years. Andy earned many decorations, including the Navy Achievement, Vietnam Service, Armed Forces Expeditionary, and Good Conduct medals plus the Presidential Unit Citation and Battle "E" award.

Andy met his wife, Judy Jewell, in CA and married there in 6/89. They moved to Anacortes where he worked at the Whidbey Island Naval Station.

Andy is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Christine and Irene (husband Richard), sister Shannon, sister-in-law Sue plus 4 step children, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 23, 2014