Raymond Charles Hansen Jr. of Depoe Bay, Oregon passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2019 at the age of 91. Raymond was born in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 23rd, 1927 to Raymond C. Hansen Sr., and Helen (Coe) Hansen.
Ray’s education began at Columbia grade school and then Benson High school. Later Ray attended Oregon State University, was a member of Kappa Sig Fraternity and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Ray was married to Genevieve (Smith) Hansen in Portland, OR Three children were born: Christine, Robert and James. Ray's second marriage to Barbara (Dye) Hansen took place in Portland, OR and lasted 40 years. Step-Children Karen, Terri, Sherri and Steven became part of Ray’s family.
Ray served in the Korean War in the Army and was assigned to work with the Air Force. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
Following Ray’s discharge, he worked for Pacific Automatic Sprinkler (later Harder Mechanical Contractors INC.) He became Vice-President and retired in 1978. Upon retirement he formed both R.C. Hansen, Inc Contractors and R.C. Hansen Co. Consulting which he ran into his 80’s.
Ray became a member of the Portland Yacht Club in 1943 and was the oldest living member. He volunteered at OMSI, Vista House, City of Fairview, OR and even Committeed for Dragon boat races. A big Highlight for Ray was hosting the visiting Admirals one year for Rose Festival.
Sailing, travel and reading were some of Ray’s things he enjoyed. He sailed the Victoria to Maui race. He, Barbara and crew sailed form Portland to Mexico over to Hawaii and home for a 10,000-mile trip. A trip up to Alaska and one from France, though the Straits of Gibraltar were also taken. Sail boat races on the Columbia river with the Yacht Club were enjoyed. Ray was also a world traveler who enjoyed seeing and learning new things.
Surviving relatives: are Barbara L. Hansen- Wife. James Hansen -Brother-of Tucson, AZ. Wife- Rosemary Christine Koopman-Daughter- of Gainsville, FL Robert Hansen-Son- of Portland, OR. - Wife- Debra. James Hansen- Son- of Clackamas, OR - Wife- Sandra
Step-Children: Karen Sporer- of Castroville, TX Terri McVie of Auburn, WA Sherri Proulx of La Center, WA Steven Dye of Lincoln City, OR
10 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by- Ray Hansen Sr. Father Sept. 1996 Helen Hansen Mother Oct. 2004 Nancy Vaillancour Sister July. 2016 Jo Ellen Lindner Sister Aug. 2017
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