Eileen B Brown Hansen

May 17, 1921May 2, 2013

HANSEN, EILEEN B. (Age 91) - Passed away May 2, 2013 in Spokane, WA formerly of Wilbur, WA. Eileen was born on May 17, 1921 in Mt. Vernon , SD to Ben and Alice Brown. The family relocated to Woodburn, OR in 1936 where Eileen graduated from high school in 1938. Eileen and Jerry Hansen met in Spokane and were married in 1954. Eileen and Jerry and her son Greg moved to Wilbur, WA She worked with Jerry at Hansen's IGA, Sun Lakes State Park golf course and Big Bend Golf and Country Club. She is survived by her son Greg and wife Chris Donaldson, sister Marilyn Lynn, step-daughter Sherry Pannek. Seven grandchildren Carey Hildebrand, Lindsay Bodey, Shea Donaldson, Andrew Pannek, Mark (Tiffany) Pannek, Chris Pannek and Kate Pannek along with three great grandchildren Riley Hildebrand, Kellan Hildebrand and Kellie Pannek. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 yrs Jerry Hansen, parents, sister Ruth Ramsby, brothers John and Howard Brown. She was a charter member of the Big Bend Golf and Country Club, Daughters of the Nile, loved traveling, gardening, growing flowers, spending time with family especially her grand and great grandchildren. A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Following the inurnment graveside there will be a celebration at the Big Bend Golf and Country Club. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 1-2PM at Orchard Crest Retirement Community 222 S. Evergreen, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 11, 2013

Eileen B Brown Hansen

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May 13, 2013

Greg,Chris and Sherry, we were sorry to read of Eileen's passing. She was a meet lady and will be missed! Kenny and Pastor Mary Daniels

Gerry Hanson

May 10, 2013

We will always remember Eileen with a big smile because we had such fun on all our golfing trips, countless committees and many other activities over the past 40 years. Eileen was like my second mother, particularly on the golf course, and I know I wouldn't have been able to hold my own out there (such as it was) without her help, patience and extremely good humor. She will be remembered as one of Wilbur's great ladies and I am proud to have called her my friend.
With sympathy. God Bless.
Gil and Gerry Hanson

May 9, 2013

To Greg,Chris and Sherry: I was sadden to hear of Eileens passing. I always enjoyed talking to her and being around her as she was such a fun person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Josie Kayler

Eileen Hansen

May 6, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.