Obituary: Laurence R. Hansen (Sept. 19, 1943 – April 21, 2013)

By Submitted April 26, 2013 06:01 pm

Laurence R. Hansen
Laurence R. Hansen
Laurence R. Hansen, 69, of Clovis, N.M., died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place, services will be held at later date.

Laurence was born September 19, 1943, to Marius P. and Marguerite (Riopel) Hansen in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He married Lilly Williamson September 25, 1965, in Costa Mesa, Calif., and they came to Clovis in the summer of 2007. They also lived in Crescent City for 20 years. Laurence was very active in school and the communities, with sports, drama, class offices, and clubs. He sang in barbershop groups and church choirs. He taught Sunday School to all ages, and worked with his wife, Lilly, conducting groups for teens, young adults, and seniors. In his later years he was less active due to failing health.

Survivors include his wife, Lilly Hansen of the home; two sons, David (Kim) Hansen of Bumpass, Va., and Daniel (Sarah) Hansen of Olivehurst, Calif.; two daughters, April (Jon) Hylton of Marysville, Calif., and Julie (Brent) Mitchell of San Angelo, Texas; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marius and Peggy Hansen; and two brothers, Kenneth Hansen and Michael Hansen.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home & High Plains Crematory. 575 762-4435 muffleyfuneralhome.com.