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.