1941 - 2021

LaVonna Rae Hansen, 79, died peacefully in her sleep after a courageous fight with cancer on July 19, 2021 in Yuma, AZ. LaVonna was born Ocotber 15, 1941 in Holtville, California to Walter and Short Hansen. She attended Pine Union School and graduated from Holtville High School in 1959. She lived a free-spirited life and was content with a house full of plants and taking care of her basset hound, Charlie. LaVonna is survived by her husband, Robert Affeld of Imperial, CA; her 6 children, Tim (Argelia) Gaddis of El Centro, CA, Rod (Melanie) Gaddis of Holtville, CA, Vinny (Julie) Hansen of Holtville, CA, Stephen (Christina) Gaddis of Imperial, CA, Nicollee (Karl) Wyatt of Monticello, UT, and Jennifer (Scott) Wright of Imperial, CA; as well as 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. LaVonna was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Short Hansen, and brother, Walter Hansen II. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California at https://www.basset
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online from Jul. 25 to Jul. 27, 2021.
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Sad to learn of LaVonna´s passing. Many years of friendship and memories of fun times growing up. Condolences to all her family.
Carolyn Bertussi (Sperber)
August 1, 2021
When I was a sophomore at HUHS I was in PE class with none of my friends. A group of girls 2 years older than I made friends with me. Rae was one of them. I have valued those friendships my whole life. Condolences to her family especially my friend Tim.
Barbara Fusi
July 27, 2021
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