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Richard Kenneth Hansen
12/22/1930 — 10/12/2023
From Richland, WA | Born in Selma, CAWatch Service
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Celebration of Life
Richard Kenneth Hansen
Richard Kenneth Hansen joined his best friend and Savior Jesus Christ on October 12, 2023.
“Dick” was born November 22, 1930 to Danish immigrants, Martin and Abalone Hansen in Selma, California.
Dick graduated from Reedley High, Reedley College and the University of California where he graduated as Civil Engineer. His education was interrupted for two years when he served in the US Army, stationed in Germany. Upon graduation, he worked for the State of California. He then moved to Sacramento, California to begin a 15 year career in the Aerospace industry with Aerojet General.
During that time, he met and married God’s gift of a wonderful soul mate, Jeanie Cox. To this union, were born three children…David, Beth and Paul.
Dick and family moved to Richland, Washington in 1974 where he worked for Westinghouse Hanford, constructing and operating the Fast Flux Test Facility. He retired in 1994.
Dick loved the Lord and His church wherever he lived. He taught the Word of God to children and adults. He served as an elder at Bethel Church for many years. He and Jeanie opened their home for various avenues of ministry. They especially loved the singles in the community and for 10 years, weekly hosted the Saint Street Singles.
Surviving are his brother Stan of Portland, OR, his beloved wife Jeanie, son David, daughter Beth, son Paul…their mates, eight beautiful grandchildren and one precious great granddaughter.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 2:00pm at Sunset Gardens in Richland Washington.
Dick and Jeanie modeled hospitality to many single adults and well as married people. I was in their care group from Bethel Baptist Church. They were a source of good advice to me on many occasions. I remember Dick being an elder at Bethel, too. He will be greatly missed by many, but I rejoice that his eternal destiny with our Lord is sure and secure.
I have such fond memories of the Single’s Group on Saint Street. Dick and Jeanie welcomed
so many of us wacky, crazy youngsters into their home throughout the years. I know Dick’s presence on earth will be missed by so many people/family. Sending loving thoughts and condolences to his entire family and friends at this time.
Unfortunately, we (Mark and I) won’t be able to attend the celebration of life because we are currently across the Pacific.
In 1979 I was experiencing a downturn in my life. I was at Bethel Baptist Church, as it was then known, and after the service Dick approached me and invited me to the singles group that met at his house. I was noncommittal and to be honest I probably didn’t want to go. However, God had other plans for me and go I did. Dick and Jeannie welcomed me into their home and introduced me to a certain young lady who later became my wife. I believe we were among the first to “graduate” from what became known as the Saint Street Singles”. Dick and Jeannie will always have a special place in my heart and were a major influence on my life as a Christian.