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Eileen B. HANSEN(05/17/1921 - 05/02/2013)


HANSEN,
Eileen B.
(Age 91)

Passed away May 2, 2013 in Spokane, WA formerly of Wilbur, WA. Eileen was born on May 17, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, SD to Ben and Alice Brown. The family relocated to Woodburn, OR in 1936 where Eileen graduated from high school in 1938. Eileen and Jerry Hansen met in Spokane and were married in 1954. Eileen and Jerry and her son Greg moved to Wilbur, WA. She worked with Jerry at Hansen's IGA, Sun Lakes State Park Golf Course and Big Bend Golf and Country Club. She is survived by her son Greg and wife Chris Donaldson; sister Marilyn Lynn; step-daughter Sherry Pannek; seven grandchildren, Carey Hildebrand, Lindsay Bodey, Shea Donaldson, Andrew Pannek, Mark (Tiffany) Pannek, Chris Pannek and Kate Pannek along with three great-grandchildren, Riley Hildebrand, Kellan Hildebrand and Kellie Pannek. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Jerry Hansen, parents, sister Ruth Ramsby, brothers John and Howard Brown. She was a charter member of the Big Bend Golf and Country Club, Daughters of the Nile, loved traveling, gardening, growing flowers, spending time with family especially her grand and great-grandchildren. A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Following the inurnment graveside there will be a celebration at the Big Bend Golf and Country Club. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 1-2PM at Orchard Crest Retirement Community, 222 S. Evergreen, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.stratefuneralhome.com. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.

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Published in Spokesman-Review from May 5 to May 8, 2013
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