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Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Melissa Lynn Hanson

September 7, 1979January 9, 2020
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Melissa Lynn Hanson, age 40, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. She was born on September 7, 1979 to Terry Lee and Sandra Lee (Christensen) Hanson in Omaha, NE. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School graduating class of 1997. On December 8, 2000, she married Michael C. Jordan in Council Bluffs, IA. Melissa worked as an Insurance Underwriter for Chubb International. She enjoyed laughing, living for each day, drinking wine, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Wizard of Oz, cuddling occasionally with her husband, sarcastic t-shirts, and just life in general. Melissa is survived by her loving spouse of 19 years, Michael; and many MANY other loving family and friends. Her mother, Sandra, preceded her in death in 2018. Celebration of Life services will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85022. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Melissa’s honor may be made to the ASPCA or a Kidney Donation organization of your choice.

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Carole Hanson

January 17, 2020

I worked with Melissa for several years in the Chicago Chubb Office. She was part of our core group. Her skills at quickly getting work out and her talent at training were so valued. But more than her work skills was her sense of humor. We frequently would end that day (Lisa Hermann, Melissa and I) doing a debrief on the days events. Those sessions were a great stress reliever but also some of the funniest conversations I ever had. Even after our careers took us in different directions, I was always able to reach out to Melissa to ask a question or get her input on work issues. I was blessed to see Melissa in the early fall in Phoenix. I had an opportunity to catch up with her in person in the Chubb office. She spoke of how much she enjoyed Phoenix , her new role and we hugged before I left. I treasure the fact that I had a chance to see her and remember her as a joyful, funny friend who I will miss. May God's grace go with you Melissa. In loving Memory
Carole

Wendie Ode

January 17, 2020

I have a few great memories with Mel, it’s hard to choose my favorite. But one of my favorites was sitting in her living room trying so hard to pick a first name for my son, that sounded good with his middle name. After spending many hours saying many different names, Mel blurted out “Elijah”, we said that name with his middle name, Myron, and instantly knew we had my sons name...Elijah Myron!
But there were so many great memories, like playing Canasta, or Cards against Humanity. Or tasting all of the amazing dinners she would make. Or watching her bond with my son, her nephew, or watching her bond with Chichi. But I think the best memory will always be her smile and the joy she got from the simplest things in life! I love you Mel and there are so many things I wish I could go back and fix, and I wish I could go back in time to bring you back. You will be forever missed and never forgotten!

Karin Hagan

January 15, 2020

We've only met once at someones wedding. Your sweet soul caught my attention and it felt like I've known you for Years, As we mourn your loss,,, Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel .

Michael Norris

January 14, 2020

Hey Mikey we been friends for while . I know how much you loved her for 19 yrs; you gave her the best years of her life with you, filled with love and good memories forever. I know life will change without her but the love for her will always be in your heart. You will cry from time to time cause you were a good husband to Melissa. We would all love to be blessed with someone special in our lives you were lucky to have it for so many years im sorry for your loss it's the price in life we pay is losing our love ones just remember keep memories alive she will be forever immortal with you. I may not know Melissa but i know you, she was lucky to have you for so many years may she rest in peace but remember she knew you loved her so much that she was proud of you everyday she was married to you.

Thomas W Maguire

January 13, 2020

Sorry 3rd Cousin Mikey that your Mel has passed. Was hoping to meet you both one day. I keep looking at the Christmas card you sent me. I know you're going to miss her alot. There are people in my life that I knew that I miss. Here for you.

Barbara Rowe

January 12, 2020

Now that you're gone I really regret not visiting you after you moved. You, Mike, me and Ken really had some great times spending the weekends together, playing cards and shopping together and I will never forget you! You were never just my cousin's wife, but you were my family as soon as I met you! You will be missed terribly!

Sandra Mayrose

January 12, 2020

Life for alot of people will never be the same without the big smile of yours. You made so many people laugh when you were around. Always made parties fun. It was so easy to be your friend. I was sad when you and mike left and I'm even sadder now knowing we will not have laughs together again. You will be missed. I guess someone felt Bubba needed you more than we did. Now the two of you can be together again. I will always cherish the good times we had.

Paula Smith

January 12, 2020

I didn't know Mel long. I met her when my nephew Mike moved back to Leavenworth. What I saw was a woman who Loved anyone she met with her whole heart. She never met a stranger. My funniest memory is a White Elephant Christmas party and trying to unwrap presents with oven mitts on!!!!

Sharon Lansing

January 12, 2020

Mel, what little time we spent together I thought you were the best thing for Mike. I enjoyed the game nights we had and the shocked look about the things G I GI said or did . You were here way to short of a time . Love you girl fly high .

Laura Jordan

January 12, 2020

Melly
I have so many fond memories of you, from the way you laughed to your joking around all the time and most of all your fear of spiders and exaggeration about the size of them. No matter how small they were you always made them sound like a tarantula. You are so deeply embedded in my heart that there is no way I can ever forget you. Our world is never going to be the same without you.

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