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Evelyn E Swanson Hanssen
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1917
Death: Dec. 22, 2004

Evelyn E Hanssen, late of Westcliffe. Mrs Hanssen died last Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Westcliffe. She was 87. Mrs Hanssen was at home at the time of her death which came suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of an apparent heart attack. She was Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Cripple Creek to Karl and Mary (Kuster)Swanson. She and her family moved to Custer County when she was a young girl. Prior to her retirement in 1984, Mrs Hanssen had served as a cook at Custer County School for 15 years. She had been an active member of the Columbine Club, the Black Slipper Club and the Silver Cliff Club. Mrs. Hanssen also was member of Hope Lutheran Church. Mrs. Hanssen loved to attend football, baseball and basketball games at Custer County High School. On March 27, 1938, in Westcliffe, she married Harry Hanssen. He preceded her in death on their 46th anniversary, on March 27, 1984. Mrs. Hanssen also was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Hanssen; two sisters and three grandsons. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister, Gladys Miller of Salida; and a brother, Carl ( and wife, Catherine) Swanson of Pueblo. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe. with Pastor Wayne Riddering officiating. Interment followed at the Hope Lutheran Cemetery south of Westcliffe. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Hope Lutheran Church at 312 S. 3rd St. in Westcliffe, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Evelyn Hanssen's mother & sister were drowned in the summer time in 1924, in a flood in Cripple Creek. Mothers name was Hula or Marie Swanson. Her sister's was Dorothy M Swanson. The whole family was in the flood, but everyone got out except Hula & Dorothy. They are buried at Cripple Creek. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Harry F Hanssen (1915 - 1984)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Alberta Hanssen (1938 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Lutheran Cemetery
Westcliffe
Custer County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: D A
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42271112
Evelyn E <i>Swanson</i> Hanssen
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Evelyn E <i>Swanson</i> Hanssen
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