July 24, 1931 – May 31, 2015
Robert Hansen passed away at home on May 31, surrounded by family. He was born July 24, 1931 in Bellingham, WA to Andrew and Vera (Eckley) Hansen, and as a child, he enjoyed spending time on the San Juan Islands. He attended Campus School in Bellingham and graduated high school in Poulsbo, WA. He went on to attend the University of Washington and Western Washington University. Bob was a talented athlete, playing both baseball and basketball in high school and college as well as semi-professional baseball. Upon graduation from WWU, he taught and coached at Marysville High School before pursuing real estate. A kind man, he encouraged his friends and family to enjoy life every day.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his parents, and brother Wilbur. He is survived by his nieces Judi Hansen and Deborah Douglas, nephew James Hansen and beloved cat Joella. Catholic mass will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11am at St. Anne Catholic Church in Blaine, WA. A reception will follow at St. Anne with internment at Enterprise Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Donations in Bob Hansen’s name can be made to the Whatcom Humane Society. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at www.JernsFH.com