Marie Anne Hansen

Lansing, Michigan

Age 73


Lansing, Michigan


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Marie Anne Hansen Lansing - Marie Anne Hansen, born January 23, 1947, left this world to fly free from the tethers of her recent and staggering illnesses. Marie made the world and each of us so much better by being our friend, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, colleague, and...

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All of us who worked in RHPO enjoyed and respected Marie. She understood students, kept things in perspective, always seems to enjoy being able to help others (especially hall directors). Nothing but fond memories of Marie, Sad to hear of her passing,

I had the privilege of meeting Marie when I was at MSU She made a difference wherever she was or whatever she was involved in. Free of pain and struggles leaving many with cherished memories

Marie was a role model and mentor to so many in our community. Students. Coworkers. Faculty. And most especially, young lesbians. We grew into our respective careers together in East Lansing, and I had great admiration for her work across these many years. She has left her mark, as a friend, a citizen of her community, a contributor to the wellbeing and growth of young people. Her integrity, her kindness, her love and compassion, will be much missed. May she rest in peace, and may her memory...

So sad to hear about Marie's passing. I met her while working on prevention for the state. In a short time, she taught me so much. Her passion was matched by her integrity - a combination sorely needed in our world. She will be missed so much.

I was a Resident Student Life Director from 1984 to 1988 in Snyder-Phillips Hall. I learned the art of educational discipline from Marie. I had assumed in her position, she would be very black and white. She was not. She thought in gray terms. Marie assisted me in learning there are many ways to assist a student to return to the right path. This lesson has helped me immensely in my student affairs career. I will always have the memory to cherish.

Kindness is the one word that comes to mind when I think of Marie. Her heart was so full of kindness and empathy for others that it so sad for this world to lose such an amazing human being, especially in a time of such division and cruelty. Although I moved away and had not seen Marie for many years, I wish I had the opportunity to tell her in person how amazing she was and that she made a big difference in my life during a challenging time. That was Marie. She was always giving and always...

Marie was my greatest champion and mentor. I was a sophomore at MSU in 1991 when I found myself under her wing. She saw something in me that I did not see in myself. She created opportunities for me and introduced me to people and ideas and the Legends of the Lesbian community in Lansing:) I loved Marie. I needed a 'mothery/mentory' figure is my life and she knew it. I am grieving and grateful. Marie gave so much of her time and spirit to me. Over the 20 odd years I have known her, she was...

I had the honor of working for Marie as one of her graduate advisors when she was Head Advisor of Holden Hall during the 1979-80 academic year. I had met her the year before when she worked in Williams Hall and I worked in Yakeley-Gilchrist Halls. She was a fine person from whom I learned a great deal, but I most remember her abiding kindness.