Margaret Hansen

Margaret Hansen, 88, of  Brownsboro, Ore., died June 20, 2008, at the home of her daughter after a 2 ½ year battle with Alzheimers.
   
Mrs. Hansen was born June 12, 1920 at the Lake Creek ranch of her pioneer parents, John and Marie Newstrom Walch. She attended Lost Creek School.
   
On Sept. 11, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married Gerald (Jerry) Hansen. They lived in Brownsboro all their married life.
   
She was a long-time member of the Lake Creek Grange.
   
She is survived by her daughter, Jerilyn Watson, grandson, Lynn Watson, six  great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons, great-great grandson, sisters, Shirley Stone, of Lake Creek. Betty Payne of Eagle Point, a brother Lloyd Walch of Central and a sister-in-law, Millie Walch of Ashland.
   
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, an infant sister, Katherine, and a brother, John Walch Jr. who died May 24, 2008.
   
Graveside services were held June 25 at Brownsboro Cemetery.
   
Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.
 

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