Alice Lorraine Hansen, 84, was born June 27, 1921 in Big Timber, Montana. She passed away Jan. 2, 2006 at the Life Care Center in Sedro Woolley. She was the oldest of eight children born to Edward and Emma Franklin. Alice married Tonnes S. Hansen on Aug. 26, 1930 in Cody, Wyoming. They ranched in the Big Timber area for a number of years before moving to Lopez Island in October 1944, where they farmed and a 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. She won numerous prizes at the San Juan County Fair with her vegetables and quilts. Alice loved helping others when and wherever she could. She took extra pride in Jehovah God as one of Jehovah’s Witness in 1950 and firmly believed in the resurrection hope mentioned in the Bible in 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 Witnesses was built and she was happy to see different ones in the community who came there.
She 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.
She 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. Grandchildren were Teresa Hansen, Adrienne Hansen, Dee Anne Applegate and Stanley Arnott, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Douglas (Joyce) Franklin, of Sedro Woolley; sisters Emmy Lou Brooks and Carol Eades, both of Buckley, and Helen Picket of Wenatchee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Lopez Island Golf Club Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m.