Kathleen Isabel Hansen

July 11, 1940July 24, 2022
Obituary of Kathleen Isabel Hansen
Kathleen Isabel Hansen (Kathie), age 82, of Bellevue, Washington passed away on Monday, July 24, 2022 at home of natural causes. A graveside service for the family will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held in October at Westminster Chapel. Kathleen was born July 11, 1940, in Spokane, WA, the daughter of Claude and Genevieve Pair. She graduated from Boise High School in 1958 and then continued her education at the College of Idaho where she received a Business Education degree in 1961 and followed with master's degree at the University of Idaho in 1963. She married Gary C. Hansen on June 20, 1964, in Boise, Idaho. Initially, they moved to Eugene, OR, followed by Seattle where she acquired her first dog. She taught at Mercer Island High School. Subsequently, they moved to Vancouver, Canada where she taught at Capilano College in West Vancouver. Finally, after they moved to Bellevue, she became a tenured professor at Bellevue College. She enjoyed Bible Study, teaching multiple bible studies throughout her life and most of all loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was actively involved in her church, Westminster Chapel leading Precept Bible Studies, and Moms In Touch. In addition, to Kathleen’s teaching career, she was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed her family and dogs at her home and at both her mountain and ocean condos. In retirement, she and Gary travelled extensively with dear friends to Europe, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Gary C. Hansen, her son Gregg C. Hansen and his wife Rebecca of Beverly, MA, daughter Kristina I. Swenson and her husband Aaron of Silverdale, WA; grandchildren Katherine I. Swenson, Andrew C. Hansen, Sarah A. Swenson, and Elizabeth F. Hansen; and her brother James R. Pair and his wife Karen of Bellevue, WA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Pair. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you direct contributions to Precept, P.O. Box 182218, Chattanooga, TN 37422, 800-763-8280,

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