OBITUARY

Eugenia S. Hansen

December 14, 1955October 29, 2012

Eugenia "Genie" Hansen passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. Memorials: Memorial gifts be made in Eugenia Hansen's name to Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840. She was born Dec. 14, 1955, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Carl Wesley Simmons and Berthe Louise Simmons, both now deceased. She attended elementary school in Arizona and Southern California, junior high in Los Angeles, Calif., and high school in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Houston. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1977 and 1979, and her JD from the University of Houston in 1984. Genie met Bill Hansen at Texas A&M and they were married in May 1979. Genie and Bill moved to Dallas, where she began her law practice at Richards, Medlock & Andrews, and later at Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood while Bill worked as a pharmacist in Grand Prairie. Their first child, Todd William Hansen, was born in December 1987 and daughter Kaitlyn Michelle Hansen was born in February 1993. Her husband, Bill, passed away Sept. 15, 2002. In 2005, Genie partnered with Scott Hemingway in the law firm Hemingway and Hansen. Genie's favorite things were her kids, the Texas Rangers and all things A&M. She was a season ticket holder for the Rangers and Aggie football, and virtually so for every game Todd and Kaitlyn played in. She greatly contributed to her church and her children's schools, serving for six years on the school board of St. Alban's Episcopal School, as president for two years. She later attended St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and volunteered as a mock trial coach at the Episcopal School of Dallas for five years. She was also involved in DFW Women in IP Law Group, Chi Omega Mother's Association, Texas Aggie Bar Association, AIPLA, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Women's Lawyers Association, Texas Aggie Women's Group and Dallas A&M Club. Genie was a giver to the people around her, and she was respected and cherished by all who knew her at school, church and in the legal community. Survivors: Her loving children, Todd and Kaitlyn Hansen; sister, Michelle Hollingworth; nephews, Brad, Jeff and Chris Hollingworth; niece, Jennifer Bollinger and husband, Robert Bollinger; aunt, Mary Newbern; uncle and aunt, Bob and Marion Simmons; and many cousins.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Eugenia S. Hansen

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Chris Calkins

November 29, 2012

Todd and Kaitlyn -

I first met you Mother at Texas A&M in 1975. She became an instant friend. Imagine my pleasure at having her mentor our small business in the patent realm. We trusted her implicitly. The world has lost one remarkable woman. I regret that I was slow to learn of her passing. She was proud of you both and spoke of you often. You have our condolences in this time of loss and grief.

Judy Marsee

November 17, 2012

Kaitlyn & Todd,
I am so very sorry & sad to learn of the sudden death of your Mother. I became friends with her at St. Alban's & shared her grief when she lost your Dad. She was a beautiful & giving person whom I admired. Please know you are both in my thoughts & prayers.

Elizabeth Baker

November 16, 2012

You left a legacy. May God be with your family during this trying time.

November 14, 2012

Kaitlyn and Todd, We are sorry to learn of the loss of your mom and our friend. Your mom was a wonderful person and we will always remember her as the best ESD softball mom ever. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. The Bates family

Colleen Badders '77

November 5, 2012

Dear Katelyn and Todd - Your mother was my friend for 40 years. I will miss our visits and I mourn for both of you. Keep her love in your heart and mind and that will sustain you in your grief.

November 4, 2012

Dear Kaitlyn and Todd,
I am deeply saddened to learn of your Mother's death. She was a wonderful woman. Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God''s peace to both of you. Laura Zack

Alexis Matragos & Family

November 3, 2012

Todd and Kaitlyn, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Your mom was an amazing woman. May the Lord escort her thru the streets of heaven and may her memory be eternal.

November 3, 2012

Please know how sad we are to hear of your mother's passing. She was an amazing woman. Todd and Kaitlyn our thoughts and prayers are with you. May her memory be eternal and may the Lord escort her thru the streets of heaven. Sincerely, The Matragos Family

Kim Carter

November 3, 2012

Dear Kaitlyn and Todd, so sad to hear of your mom's passing. I will be keeping you both in my prayers.

November 2, 2012

I met Genie at the St. Michael Church Faith & Grief group two yrs. ago. She was a fine person who loved deeply. My best to all of you in your loss. She is in Life Eternal with her Savior. Sally W. Magee