Dorothy M. Hansen-Howes
Dorothy M. Hansen-Howes passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. She was born on September 10, 1915 in Greenville, Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Elna (Walkington) Drier. She was raised in the Blanchard area and attended school in both the Blanchard and Greenville area.
Dorothy was employed by General Bags in Edmore for over 20 years. She was a member of the United by Faith Christian Church in Wyman. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and canning. She loved to be out of doors and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her sons: Donald E. (Janet) Hansen of Edmore and Terry L. (Virgelene) Hansen of Crandon, Wisconsin; a son-in-law, John Jourdan of Edmore; grandchildren: Ormand, Dennis, Kimberly, Gregory (Janice), Lori (Randy), Michael (Amber), Craig (Jennifer), Troy, Mark (Melissa), Tera, Trent (Angela); 16 great-grandchildren: Brianna, Caleb, Bailey, Megan, Brittany, Samantha, Kelsey, Melissa, Chris, Tanya, Danielle, Shaylynn, Richard, Joshua, Kody and, Kolton and six great-great-grandchildren: Riley Rose, Tiayna, Jayden, Kaylee, Nolan and Kellen.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Hansen, her second husband, Alvin Howes and her daughter, Yvonne Jourdan.
A funeral service will be held for Dorothy on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 413 E. Gilson Street in Edmore with Pastor Tom Colburn officiating. The family will receive the love and support from extended family members and friends at a visitation scheduled for one hour prior to the service (from 1 to 2 p.m.) at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Vinewood Cemetery followed by a light luncheon at the United by Faith Christian Church, 2050 Second Street in Wyman.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made payable to the United by Faith Christian Church, 2050 Second Street, Wyman, Michigan 49310.
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