Gordon Roger Hansen, 71, of Payson, died Aug. 15, 2006 in Payson. He was born Nov. 26, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Hansen was a creative lyricist, storyteller and bridge player.
He is survived by his companion, Nancy Mullikin of Payson; wife, Diana Hansen of Tucson; sons, Kurt of Marin, Calif., and Eric of San Francisco; brothers, Edward Podroza of Bakersfield, Calif.; and Carl Hansen of Henderson, Nev., Brittany Mullikin of Irvine, Calif., Brady Mullikin of Milwaukee, Wis., and "Max."
A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.
Donations may be made in his name to the Time Out Shelter.
An online guest book is available at www.messingerpayson. com.