Pauline Marie (Bodell) Hanson
July 21, 2009
Pauline Marie (Bodell) Hanson, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and human being extraordinaire, died peacefully July 6, 2009, at Hospice of the Valley, Tempe, Ariz., due to complications with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 71.A private family burial was conducted at Valley of the Sun Memorial Park on July 10; a celebration of life was held July 17 at Sun Lakes Chapel. A separate celebration will be held in Issaquah in August.
Pauline was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Pocatello, Idaho, and was raised in Pocatello and Seattle, where she attended Roosevelt High School. Pauline received a degree in psychology from the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Pauline raised her family in the Mirrormont community in Issaquah.
Throughout her lifetime, her passion for trying new things and meeting new people was ever-present Not only did she volunteer for humanitarian causes, but she started several businesses ranging from construction to conference management and also worked at Foothills Travel in Issaquah for a time.
Pauline was a spiritual and searching person, always looking for deeper meaning in life and humanity.
Pauline, who loved her life and friends in Sun Lakes, Ariz., will be dearly missed by her family, which includes her husband Philip L. Hanson, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; son Dean Kayler (Carol), of Renton, and daughter Heidi Kayler (Steven VanHuss), of Issaquah (both children from her marriage to Dean L. Kayler, of Friday Harbor,); sister Marie Kurtright (Joseph), of Portland, Ore.; stepson Gregory Hanson (Ann Pearl Owen); stepdaughters Kimberly Hanson and Stephanie Hanson; and nine grandchildren. Pauline’s parents were Miller and Virginia Bodell, of Issaquah.
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Remembrances may be made to Hospice of the Valley at www.hov.org/donate.aspx or by mail to Hospice of the Valley, 2525 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282.