Jay Walker Hansen
GEORGTOWN, TEXAS – Jay Walker Hansen was born on Sept. 12, 1943
in La Mesa, California to Claude Earl Hansen and Mariana Betz Hansen. He is the
oldest of 3 children. He started school in San Lorenzo, California and graduated
from La Puente Union High School in 1961. He entered the Air Force in 1961
and served until 1965 when he returned home to La Puente.
He married Loretta Dean Beasley in September 1963 in Roswell, New
Mexico and they had three children, Mary Elaine, Brian and David.
He had various employment until he went to work for the U.S. Navy in
1973 at Port Hueneme, Calif. as a Systems Engineer where he retired in 2004.
He married Dell Patricia Eilken in February 1977 in Las Vegas,
Nevada and they have a son Gregory Aaron Thomas Hansen. Jay resided in Ventura
County from 1973 to 1993 when he married Barbara Durham and they moved to Santa
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints and held numerous callings in the Sunday School Presidency, Elders
Quorum and High Priest Group.
After retiring he and Barbara moved to Carson City, Nevada in August
2004 and then to Georgetown, Texas in May of 2007. He passed away on
September 9, 2007, after a two year struggle with lung cancer.
He had a great passion for riding his motorcycle, especially if he
could ride it fast and loved hot rod cars.
He is preceded in death by his father, Claude, mother, Mariana and
brother Anthony Alan. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara, sons Brian, David
and Gregory, daughter, Elaine, sister Valentine (Hansen) McTee, aunts, uncles,
numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
There was a graveside service held on Sept. 15, 2007 at the Plain
City Cemetery in Utah. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 13,
2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at
4345 W. Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California.