Elaine May Hansen
1944 - 2011
Elaine May (Sanders) Hansen was born Sept. 1, 1944 in Sisseton, S.D. to Hulda Nickelson and John Sanders, the youngest of six children.
She married Jimmy Hansen from Sisseton, S.D. Aug. 9 1965 and moved to Mesa, Ariz. March 1, 1967.
Mrs. Hansen was a loving, stay-at-home mother until the children were raised and then began working at Mervyn’s department store. She enjoyed what she did and retired in 1998.
Soon after, Jimmy retired in 2003 from driving a Redi-Mix truck, they sold their home in Mesa, and moved to Payson.
She loved baking, needlepoint and most importantly, spending time with her family.
Mrs. Hansen passed on June 24, 2011.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Jimmy; two wonderful children, son, John Hansen and daughter, Jennifer (Hansen) Beyerle; three precious grandchildren, grandsons, Joshua Hansen and Ryan Beyerle and granddaughter, Ashten Beyerle; brother, Leroy Sanders; and three sisters, Leona Piehl, Mary Sparr and Toni Jacobson.