Dona May Hansen

Dona May Hansen, 92, died on Jan. 22, 2020.

While peacefully sleeping at home in Yucaipa, Dona graduated to Heaven and met her Savior.

Born May 13, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn., Dona was the only child of Oscar and Edna Roehlke.

Dona and her beloved husband George, were high school sweethearts. They celebrated 70 years of marriage, on March 26, just before George’s passing, on June 3, 2017.

Their stability and success in all areas of their life was because of their strong faith and commitment to their relationship with Jesus Christ.

In 1956, the Hansen Family moved from Minnesota to settle in Pasadena, where they joyfully raised their son, Terrance Lee, and daughter, Melody Dawn.

Dona and George were successful and enjoyed several business adventures together. About 15 years ago, after retirement, they relocated to Yucaipa, to be close to their daughter and family.

Dona and George’s greatest treasures were each other and their family, and making time for quality vacations to enjoy life together. One of their passions was serving at their church, Pasadena Nazarene, running the Helping Hands food and clothing ministry, for over 20 years.

Dona was an excellent example of a virtuous woman of God, and everyone who knew her, loved her.

Dona was predeceased by her husband, George; her parents, Oscar and Edna Roehlke; son Terrance Lee Hansen; granddaughter, Mercy Hansen Vorderbruggen; and grandson, Jesse Lee Hansen.

She is survived by her daughter, Melody Fuller and her husband, Richard; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great- granddaughter on the way.

Dona donated her body to Loma Linda University Bodies for Science program.

Her celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., at Faith Builders Family Church, 55 South First Street in Banning.