Patricia (Patty) Elizabeth Hansen

January 18, 2014
Patricia (Patty) Elizabeth Hansen

Patricia (Patty) Elizabeth Hansen, 57, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Patty was born at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio to Marquis and Mildred Powell. Her family lived there before moving to San Bernardino, CA and then eventually to Houston, Texas.

Her public schooling had her very active in theatrical school activities. She graduated from Dobie High School and then worked in the oil industry leaving a career with Fluor Engineering after she married and moved to Saudi Arabia. She spent a total of 17 years in the Middle East working and starting her family where two of her four daughters were born.  During this time she went around the world twice traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia. She was active in the community from acting and directing plays with the local theater group, teaching Sunday schools classes for children, soccer mom, and softball mom and hosting numerous dinner parties for friends.

She moved back to the US briefly and gave birth to twins and then returned to Saudi Arabia again managing the household of four girls and coaching them through their activities and school. She finally moved back to the US and watched her older daughter graduate from Texas A&M. Her youngest daughter recently graduated from Sam Houston State University.  As she assisted the last three girls in completing high school and starting college, she also returned to college and finished her Bachelor of Science in Geography, Magna Cum Laude.  She did some consulting on redefining the "911" Map throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  Her travels over the last years included Puerta Vallarta, the Grand Canyon, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Alaska, British Columbia, VA., Texas Hill Country, Pikes Peak, and Niagara Falls.

She loved Whataburger Juniors, Starburst and Hot Tamale candies. She loved "Little House on the Prairie," "Star Trek" and really loved watching shows with her daughters. She loved her bible study group at Hope Lutheran church in Friendswood, Texas. She was the very best mom and wife who was extremely devoted to her daughters and husband all of whom loved her dearly. She also loved her dear neighbors who loved her back very deeply. She as well loved her sister and two brothers and would share stories of them with great laughter. She was so educated and smart and learned not to ride go carts with Chuck or make a bet with Rick since he never paid up.

She is survived by her husband Ralph (Rick) and four daughters Kelli, Nichole, Samantha and Alexandra; her sister Peggy and husband Bill Sanders of Pflugerville, TX; niece Rachel Sanders and nephew Will Sanders, his wife Hannah and their children; her brother Charles Powell and wife Janet of Florida; her brother Michael Powell and wife Sandy, and niece Grace of League City, TX; her brother-in-law Mike Hansen and wife Dottie, her nephews Michael and wife Amber, Royce and wife Andrea; and niece Veronica; her loving sister-in-law Mary Marquis, her niece Alicia and husband Ed and their child, Eddie; her brother in law Chuck Hansen and wife Sharon, her nephew Eric and wife Lana and their children Sam, Ava, and Jake; her niece Sarah and husband Tommy and their child, Ty; her brother in law Bryan who she loved and his wife Catherine, her nephew Tyler; her niece Michelle and husband Mark Bridges and their children Zachary, Kaitlynn, and Ashley; and her sister in law Debbie Hansen; many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating. Interment will be held at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations are made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway #2700, New York, N.Y. 10006 (212) 668-1000 or

Condolences may be sent to the Hansen family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at

8 Comments for “Patricia Elizabeth Hansen”

  1. Gravatar of Allan LaddAllan Ladd
    Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:12:59 AM

    Dear Ralph,
    So sorry for your loss of Patty, I have only good memories of how nice and friendly she was to us all.
    God Bless and keep you and your family
    Allan and Lynette

  2. Gravatar of adeleadele
    Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:18:31 AM

    Prayers coming to your family and friends...lots love and hugs to your husband Bill and daughters left behind! God Bless!!

  3. Gravatar of Linda Gunter-GoodmanLinda Gunter-Goodman
    Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:26:33 AM

    Patty and I were side by side at aerobics classes in Dhahran. We always had a good time. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  4. Gravatar of Mar and Chloe YoungMar and Chloe Young
    Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:48:51 AM

    Dear Rick,
    Chloe and I were so sad to hear of Patty's passing. We have fond memories of our times with your family. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mark and Chloe

  5. Gravatar of Pam Mabry BergmanPam Mabry Bergman
    Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:22:48 AM

    So sad for your loss. A beautiful wonderful
    wife and mom. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Gravatar of Susan WellsSusan Wells
    Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:47:42 PM

    I knew Patty through the Dhahran Theater Group. She was a vibrant presence in our group. I loved her production of Arsenic and Old Lace. I laughed until I thought my sides would split. She did a fabulous job of directing that play. I remember her with fondness and mourn the lost of such a creative and fun person. May her loved ones find solace in her memory and in those who remember her legacy. Fondly, Susan Wells

  7. Gravatar of John & Violeta PowellJohn & Violeta Powell
    Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:40:03 PM

    Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    John & Violeta

  8. Gravatar of Monia JohnsonMonia Johnson
    Posted Friday, September 05, 2014 at 6:48:05 PM

    I am just hearing about your lost. My prayer are with you and the girls. Love you, your old friend

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