Kathryn Hansen

Kathryn “Kathy” Hansen, loving and giving mother, died January 12th at Hospice of Laramie.   The daughter of Gloria and Delbert Hardin, born in 1943 and spent most of her life in Laramie.

She is survived by husband Jerry Hansen of 54 years; her sons Kip (Lorna) Hansen and their children, and Kirk (Jove) Hansen and their child; her brother, Tim Hardin (Tracy) of Bridgeport, Texas; and her sister -in-laws, Judy Chadwick, Shirley Hansen and their children. She is also survived by her uncle Ben and aunt Pat Crips, of Cheyenne, and her numerous extended family members.

She attended Prep School through 12th grade and then attended two years of college at UW. She worked 24 years at UW Physical Plant.

For 50 years, Kathy was Laramie’s “Cake Lady,” sometimes making cakes for several generations of one family.  The last cake made was for her son Kirk’s wedding August 31, 2017.  Kathy was a wonderful person who knew lots of people and had many friends.

Services will be Saturday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. at the Laramie Railroad Depot.

Memorial contributions and cards may be made can to Hospice, 1754 Centennial Drive, Laramie 82070 or sent to Jerry Hansen 28 Antelope Ridge Loop, Laramie, WY 82072.

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Condolences (16)

  • Gary and Marilyn Scarpelli

    We had many memories with all of you and Jim and Peggy Noel. Kathy always had the soft, comforting greeting and smile. She made us the most amazing cakes. Filled with love. She is in peace. You all are in our prayers.

  • Dicksie May

    Jerry, I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers knowing that the passing of your helpmate leaves an empty space in your life although as time passes your memories of your time together will bring you lots of peace and joy as time moves on. If you ever need to talk give me a call . . .

  • Anonymous

    Aunt Kathy was very special to me and my family! She loved her family and her pets, she had a heart as shiny as gold! She was an amazing cake maker and made Shawnay's and I wedding cake along with many birthday cakes for my daughter's Erin and Jamie. This summer she made Erin's wedding cake, it was very beautiful and made Erin and Russ's day that much more special! We will miss her very much and have many fond memories of special times spent with her and Uncle Jerry and Kip and Kirk! David Hansen

  • Terri Hull Jones

    To Kathy's family, I loved Kathy from the first time she "baby sat" my sisters and me. As an adult I always loved seeing and visiting with her. She will always hold a very special place in my heart, with her kindness and warmth. Terri Hull Jones

  • Jim & Barb Rasmussen

    Jerry and family. We were so shocked to open the paper and read of the passing of Kathy. We are so sorry for your loss, Kathy was such a loving, sweet lady, and she made the Best cakes. It was always a pleasure to visit with you and her whenever you stopped in to our business. She was so pleasant to visit with and always such a happy person, we will always miss her smiling face and sweet personality. You will all be in our prayers and we know that Kathy is welcomed in Heaven with open arms. May your many years of fond memories comfort you always. Love, Jim and Barb Rasmussen (Alexander's Fine Jewelry)

  • Joanna Lanum

    Deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Kathy. Many years ago Kathy and I were in the Girl Scout troop led by our Mothers. We also were ballet students together. It's been many years since we last saw one another, yet the memories of those happy years remain with me. May your memories of Kathy 's special light and love comfort each of you in the days and months ahead.

  • Anonymous

    To the family of Kathy! What a wonderful, and generous woman, she will be missed. Heaven has gained a new angel! Kerri Scheeler

  • DuWayne and Katherine Keeney

    Kip and family, so very sorry to learn of Kathy's passing. She was such a sweet, genuine and loving person. She will be missed by many friends and family but she will hold a very special place in many hearts.

  • Julie Jarmon

    I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to you, Mr. Jerry and the Hansen family and friends because of losing Ms. Kathy recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his Word. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25, Acts 24:15, Job 14:14-15) I pray you will find comfort reading the above scriptures in your personal Bible and to know I have you in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Zane and Gladys Gwis

    Dear Friends, Thinking of you all. We are happy to have had the chance to of shared with Kathy and you all. She made me some beautiful birthday cakes. You are all very special to us. May the Lord bless you each with peace and know that she is well and at peace. Love and prayers. Gladys and Zane Geis

  • Anonymous

    Kip and Hansen Family, May the lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of sadness. Please accept my sincere condolences. Don Shoefelt

  • Anonymous

    My Dear Aunt Kathy, Uncle Jerry, Kip & Lorna, and Kirk and Jove, and all other family, I am so sorry for the loss of one of the most special person I knew in my life. She was the first family member outside of my Dad to hold my daughter, and she also loved her dearly. I love you all, and I will be there soon.

  • Stacey Harvey

    Jerry, I was so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. Please know that we are holding you close to our hearts. Stacey Harvey

  • Ken Baker

    Hansen Family, I so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Such a wonderful lady, she will be missed. My condolences go out to the family and friends. Sincerely, Ken Baker


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