Oralia "Rae" Hanson

Born June 23, 1925

Oralia “Rae” Dickinson Hanson, long time resident of Bedford, Texas passed from this life surrounded by family on May 22, 2018. Oralia would have been ninety-three June 23rd.

Rae received friends and family with a warm smile, genuine excitement and an open heart. Creating and nurturing family connection was her focus. All who were touched by her will most remember these qualities.

Music and dance were Rae’s passions. She could play the classics on the piano, but a boogie woogie beat inspired. Early experiences with tap led to a life-long delight in every opportunity to dance. Big band beats led to joyful jitterbug steps well into her eighth decade.

Maria Oralia (Dickinson) Hanson was born in Laredo, Texas on June 23, 1925 to Gregorio Lorenzo and Amelia (Gonzalez) Dickinson (both deceased). Her twin sister Clara Ofelia Palma preceded her in death. Her brother, Arnaldo Jesus Dickinson currently resides in Bedford, Texas.

Rae married Roger Stanley Hanson in Laredo, Texas on February 20, 1955. Oralia and Roger have resided in Bedford, Texas for 49 years. Their children are Roger Christopher (Donna) Hanson of Coppell, Texas, Stephen Glenn (Donna) Hanson of Garland, Texas and Nancy Anne Robinson of Bedford, Texas.

Her grandchildren are Kimberly Renyna (Jason) Babineaux, Lauren Kristin (Leonard) Silva, Brian Michael (Raquel) Robinson, Eric Stephen Hanson (deceased), Stephanie Elaine Hanson and Jennifer Marie Hanson.

Her great-grandchildren are Kaleigh Renyna Babineaux, Parker Riley Babineaux, Brooke Elizabeth Robinson and Luke Alexander Silva.

A viewing for family and close friends will be held at Foust and Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, Texas at 10:00 AM on May 24, 2018 followed by a graveside service at 11:30 AM at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Oralia’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 24, 2018

Oralia "Rae" Hanson

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