Lela A Hansen

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 BIG SPRING - Lela A Hansen, 95 of Big Spring, died June 21, 2018, at home. She was born March 22, 1923, in Buckholts, to Lorenz H. A. and Tonie V. (Fischer) Fuchs. She married 2nd Lieutenant, Halvard "Hal" Hansen on Feb. 7, 1943, at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts; he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Lawrence. Surviving are her children, Terry (Jan) Hansen of Big Spring, Toni Ferrell (Rodney) of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Rodney (Inna) Ferrell of Dallas, Tiffany Morrow of Stanton, Eric (Kinsey) Hansen of Wall, Michelle (Charles) Olson of Weatherford, and Justin Ferrell of Burleson; seven great-grandchildren, Kristian and Erin Yeats, Gordy Diaz, Linkoln, Harper and Beck Hansen, and Brooklyn Ferrell. Also surviving Lela are her niece and nephews, Travis J. (Patricia) Fox of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Linda L. Fox of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and David A. (Keela) Fox of Normal, Illinois. She grew up on a farm and always enjoyed telling stories of riding her pony to school in the first grade. She graduated from Buckholts High School in 1939 and from Draughn Business College in Austin, Texas, in 1941. She worked at Eastern Aircraft in Baltimore MD during WWII, and she worked with her husband, Hal, in his Chiropractic business doing patient therapy for many years. She was a woman of faith having a relationship with Jesus leaving a Christian legacy instilled into her family. Lela was a lifelong Lutheran and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1956. She was a lover of nature. She could be found working in her yard almost every day. She loved to travel, having been to every state and many foreign countries, sharing some of these trips with her children and grandchildren. Lela was active in local garden clubs and she played bridge weekly with her friends for most of her adult life. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother (Nana), great-grandmother (Great Nana), aunt and friend. She loved her family dearly and was grateful for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who made her heart full of happiness and pride. Lela spent the last two years of her life under the care of Marcy Place Assisted Living in Big Spring where devoted employees provided her with loving and exceptional care. She will be missed by all. A visitation and celebration of her life at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Big Spring followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Park following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 810 Scurry St., Big Spring, Texas, 79720 or to the charity of your choosing.

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