Richard Neil Hansen

October 17, 1935 ~ April 27, 2013

"Sailor rest your oars, we have the watch."

Richard Neil Hansen, 77, passed away on April 27, 2013 in the company of his family.
Richard's unwavering strength and kind spirit despite a long battle with cancer continue to serve as inspiration for those who knew him.
Richard was born in Staton, OR on October 17, 1935.
He spent 22 years of his adult life in the U.S. Navy. Of those years, the time Richard spent serving on submarines were the ones he cherished most. His final submarine tour was aboard the USS Blueback; the vessel stationed at OMSI in Portland, OR.
Richard is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maureen Hansen; his sister, Carol Morrison; his son, Rich Hansen; his daughter, Dawn King; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A grave-side service for Richard will be held on Sat., May 11, 2013 at the Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Richard's memory to the Ray Hickey Hospice House.

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Published in The Columbian on May 8, 2013