Dorothy Hansen

Dorothy "Lois" Amos Hansen, 94, of Pinetop, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side.  She was born Sept. 3, 1924 toTom and Lizzy Amos in Lakeside.

Lois grew up on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation as the oldest of 11 children. She loved the outdoors, she loved to hunt and was a beautiful seamstress. She married Robin Hansen when she was 16 years old in September 1940. After 78 years of marriage, Robin wanted her to, “hold his hand real tight and take him with her.” She worked in the McNary General Store as a bookkeeper, was the director of housing in San Carlos and Whiteriver. She also retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Pinetop.

She is survived by her husband, Fred R. Hansen “Robin”; daughters Dorothy (Ken) Fish, Kathleen Acevedo; grandchildren Russell “Bret” Fish, Randall B. Fish, Weston B. Fish, Casey B. Fish, Tomi LaRue Henderson, Jeffrey Len Henderson, Fred K. Deifenbaugh, Katrina Robin Garvin; 30 great grandchildren and 43 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Buck Springs Chapel in Pinetop. She will be laid to rest at the Lakeside Cemetery.

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