Nancy Ruth Hansen

  • Died: September 18, 2017
  • Location: El Granada, California

Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel - FD-40

645 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Tel. (650) 726-4474

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy Moran Hansen passed away peacefully on September 18th in her home in El Granada, near the coast she loved and among the friends she held so dearly. She was born in 1948 and proud to be a fifth generation San Franciscan. She grew up in Menlo Park and attended school there graduating from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1966. She attended San Jose State and graduated in 1970. She then attended the College of San Mateo and earned her AA as a Registered Nurse. Because of her love for the ocean she moved to the San Mateo Coastside in 1974.. She worked for Mills Memorial Hospital for 15 years before retiring on disability in 1989. In 1997 she received a heart transplant at Stanford Hospital and in 2005 she received a kidney transplant, also at Stanford Hospital. She continued to enjoy life, adjusting her goals and activities according to her increasing limitations. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Brenda Moran who live in Menlo Park, many relatives in California and the Midwest, and by her many supportive friends. Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Half Moon Bay. In lieu of flowers, Nancy requested that everyone commit a random act of kindness.

Condolence & Memory Journal

The Village of the Coastside was glad to count Nancy as a member. We regret that her illness prevented her from taking a more active role in our organization but enjoyed it when she was able to participate.

Posted by Judy Macias - Moss Beach, CA - Friend   October 01, 2017

Nancy was one of the most kind, funny, wise women I have had the pleasure to know. Her ability to persevere was inspiring. I will miss her lovely smile.

Posted by Cara Schmaljohn - Half Moon Bay, CA - Acquaintance   September 27, 2017

I will dearly miss my beloved cousin, Nan. I'll always remember her courage and determination to not be deterred from her love of life and adventure by her limitations. She was outgoing and had a zest for life that couldn't be held back. Her life was too short, but she lived it on her own terms and I admire her greatly for it.

Posted by Sue Rude - novato, CA - Family   September 27, 2017

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