Alice Lorraine Hansen

Alice Lorraine Hansen

Alice Lorraine Hansen passed away Jan. 2, 2006 at the Life Care Center in Sedro Woolley. She was 84.

She was born June 27, 1921 in Big Timber, Mont., the oldest of eight children born to Edward and Emma Franklin.

Alice married Tonnes S. Hansen Aug. 26, 1936 in Cody, Wyo. They ranched in the Big Timber area for a number of years before moving to Lopez Island in October 1944, where they farmed and made a home for their five children.

Alice was a homemaker all her life. She was an excellent seamstress, loved gardening, traveled with her husband various times to Norway and all over the United States, and was known in recent years as the “egg lady” who lived in the Red House on Lopez Hill Road.

Alice won numerous prizes at the San Juan County Fair for her vegetables and quilts. She loved helping others when and wherever she could. She took extra pride in her extended family and enjoyed sewing quilts for all.

Alice was dedicated to Jehovah God as one of Jehovah’s witnesses in 1950, and firmly believed in the resurrection hope mentioned in the Bible at John 5:28,29. Her faith was an important part of her life. In 2000, she donated property on Lopez Island where a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses was built and she was happy to see different ones in the community who went there.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Tonnes, in 1986; son, Edward Tonnes, in 1949; brothers, Pierre Franklin and John Franklin, and a sister, Marjorie Parker.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Dianna (Raymond) Teuber, of Portland, Ore.; sons, Marvin (Bonnie) Hansen of Sedro-Woolley, John (Janet) Hansen of Kenmore; and daughter, Deborah (Lynnie) Arnott, of Lopez Island.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Teresa Carmen, Marilyn Webb, Raymond Teuber, Raeanna Teuber, Tamara Degraff, Curtis Hansen, Adrienne Hansen, Dee Anne Applegate, Stanley Arnott; and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.

Alice is also survived by one brother, Douglas (Joyce) Franklin, of Sedro-Woolley; sisters, Emmy Lou Brooks, Carol Eades of Buckley, Helen Picket of Wenatchee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held Jan. 14, 2 p.m., at Lopez Island Golf Club.

— The Alice Lorraine Hansen family