Melva Hansen

Melva Ray Hansen of Newman passed away Sept. 13 at 82 years of age.

Mrs. Hansen was born in Coal Hill, Ark. She moved to the Patterson area as a teen.

She enjoyed reading, baking, traveling and hunting with her husband, but most loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Hansen is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stephen Hansen; a daughter, Carolyn Maxwell of Turlock; a son, James Stephen England of Patterson; three grandchildren, Claralyn and Cody of Patterson and Melisa of Turlock; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Alaura.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ranona Bibens.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. in Patterson District Cemetery.