Laurie Ann Christensen Hansen was called home to her Father in Heaven September 18, 1998, from her home and among family, ending a noble battle with cancer.
She was born April 23, 1964, in El Paso, TX. She moved with her family to Columbus, GA. During a brief stay in Preston, ID, at age 14, she worked after school as an aide in a local nursing home. Later settling in Salt Lake City, she attended South High School where she met Donald Hansen, also of Salt Lake, and began their sweetheart odyssey. She graduated in 1982 and following Don's mission for the LDS Church, was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on May 11, 1984.Together they brought six little miracles into the world by natural births. Her family was her passion. Her music and love of God were her tools in raising them. She played guitar beautifully, teaching her children songs, and sang for many girls' camps. She earned a CMA and worked several years in Internal Medicine until the birth of her first child when she devoted her life to being a Mom full time. She and Don built a school in their home where the children learned of the world and God from her gentle and able hands. She lovingly filled callings in the church as a Young Woman's Advisor, Sunday School teacher, Primary Teacher and Ward Primary President and Stake Primary Presidency Councilor. Her last calling in life was to establish the Mayflower Academy, a private school based on Divine Principles of Education.
She is survived by her husband, Don; their six children, Christy, Anngilee, Erik, Alex, Joseph, and Joshua; her mother, Janice Thomas Christensen; her brothers, Paul, Leland, and Lowell. She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Christensen.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Bennion 4th Ward Chapel, 6100 South Kamas Dr. (2600 West). Friends may call at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East on Monday, September 21, 1998 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Memorial Estates Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road.
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