Stanley-Hansen-Obituary

Stanley Hansen

Concord, California

1924 - 2012

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Stanley Karsten HansenMar 25, 1924 - Apr 24, 2012Resident of ConcordStan Hansen passed away at home at the age of 88. Preceded in death by his son, David K. Hansen and parents Julius J. and Sophie M. Hansen, he is lovingly survived by his wife, Janice L. Hansen, daughters JoAnn H. Gracey and...

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My first encounter with Stan was in the early 80's. He had applied for a permit to remodel the recreational building and I showed up to do the inspection. I was a young inspector at the time (early 30's) and as such a bit leery of "older" owner/builders.I reviewed his plans and proceeded to do the inspection with Stan behind me walking and crawling through every part of the building. Needles to say, it didn't take long to realize the thoughtfulness and detail he had put into his...

We are new to the community, but he is with me every time I go to my garden with Hunter. He lives through his family and the beautiful community he envisioned and built.

I had the great fortune to work for Stan back in 1975 and 1976 when I attending Northgage high school. My good friend Doug Waggoner was working there on weekends, and he brought me down for an "interview". Stan looked me up and down and after a long pause, asked me if I knew how to dig a ditch. I said yes, and he put me to work digging out the french drains next to the new units. As it turned out, I did not even know how to did a ditch the right way - the "Hansen Way"....

ODE TO STAN HANSEN

We think that we shall never see
Another person quite like he.

Who for many years labored night and day
As if this work was a kind of play.

Sometimes quite serious and some folks thought “gruff”
We knew that attitude wouldn't last long, ‘cause we knew him well enough.

We knew of his humor, perception, discerning traits,
His acumen, and insightfulness – that made him great.

He shared his knowledge,...

June 4, 2012
My father, John Cunnyngham, was Stan's "right hand man" in the walnut business and later at Brookview Park. My father always enjoyed their work together and would often return home happy. I have lovely memories of my father coming home with Wilson's Wonders walnuts and talking about his day with Stan and any news about Karol and Jody. I was grateful to see Stan, Janice, Karol and Jody at my father's funeral last July and moved that he spoke so highly of their...

Stan was an extraordinary gentleman, kind and gracious. His boyish-like smile easily brought humor into conversations and the mischievious twinkle in his eye showed his inner warmth. He was a great asset to the City of Concord and generous to community, all the while remaining humble. He will be missed (understatement) but has left great memories. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Georgia Hoffmeister

Stan and Jan (don't you love that alliteration?) decided to remodel #33. To facilitate work, they moved into #38 (a Viking). Sandi and I live in #40 (also a Viking) during the winter months. After dinner one evening we settled in for some TV. Candy, our cat, also recently deceased, took her usual spot snuggled warmly on my lap. Without warning, almost Hitchcocklike, our screen door sqeaked and the door knob began to rattle. Candy bolted off my lap, leaving some scratch marks in...

We met Stan shortly after investing in a mobile home park in 2007. My wife and I have been inspired by the Hansen family and especially Stan. Our thoughts and prays go out to Stan's family. Stan will be missed but never forgotten.

I admired this man since I was a little kid and he disced our orchard at 550 Bancroft Road. I know his daughters will live the legancy but his pressence will be missed.....
Carol Longshore (Concord, CA.)