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Joan Rita (Baer) Hansen

Posted 2018-02-10 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -

Joan Hansen passed away March 19, 2015 at the age of 88. Joan Rita
Baer was born to John J. and Isabel Tucker Baer, Aug. 18, 1926 in San
Diego, Calif. Her father was in the U.S. Navy, so Joan lived in many
places as a child, including towns in Oregon and Washington. The
family returned to San Diego, where Joan married Garth Joseph Hansen
in 1949. He predeceased her in 1996.

She and Garth had six children, all of whom survive her: John (Karren)
Hansen of Lake Havasu City, Keith (Joanne) Hansen of Lebanon, Mo.,
Glen (Nina) Hansen of Spring Valley, Calif., Ellen Hansen of Emporia,
Kan., Karl (Cathy) Hansen of Escondido, Calif. and Mark (Arleen)
Hansen of Lake Havasu City. Joan and Garth had 33 grandchildren and 52

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
where she was a long-time volunteer at the Family History Center in
Escondido. She served a mission for the Church at the Family History
Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1998 to 2000. Joan and Garth were
also active members of the Wranglers Square Dance Club and the Huggy
Bunch Camping Club in San Diego County for many years from the 1970’s
to the 1990’s. She lived in Lebanon, Mo. from 2006 to 2013, when she
moved to Lake Havasu City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Joan Hansen to
Veterans of Foreign Wars (
or the National Parkinson Foundation

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and

Thoughts and condolences may be sent to the Hansen family at

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