Wilma M. Hanseth

August 16, 1922March 2, 2014

Wilma M. Hanseth, born August 16, 1922 in Libby, MT, passed away on March 2, 2014 in Monroe, WA. She was 91. Wilma had owned and operated Willy’s Ceramics in Gold Bar, where she taught ceramics for about 40 years. She also enjoyed painting and spending time with her loving family. Wilma is survived by her son Ronald P. Hanseth and his wife Linda of Sultan, sisters Necia Rasmussen of Mount Vernon and Marianne Little of Alaska, 5 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Hanseth in 1991, her daughter Lezlee Melhart in 1996, and her brother Robert Button. A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11AMat Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home, 409 W Main St., Monroe, 360-794-7049, Memorials in her name may be made to UCLA Operation Mend (assists veterans returning home from war), 310-825-5328 or


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wilma M. Hanseth

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Mike & Kathi Ivers

March 6, 2014

Grandma, we are going to miss you and now I will have no one to gossip with. But we will never forget all the good times we had with you and Grandpa. Our thoughts are with Ron and Linda. Love Mike and Kathi

Merlene Buller

March 6, 2014

She also taught ceramics for a number of years in Marblemount where she was our neighbor. My children Patrick and Helen and I spent a good many happy hours there. A treasured friend indeed.

Bruce & Margaret Ann King

March 5, 2014

Oh my gosh!! I have thought of you so many times.... Lots of good memories & what an awesome hostess you were....I believe the last time I remember seeing you was in '91 when Uncle Paul died... My sympathies to you Ron & family... Love & hugs to all...