Jan 082014

Lonnie Hansen passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, surrounded by family in Show Low. A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 4 at Blue Ridge Christian Center. 

He was born Aug. 26, 1981, in Show Low. He was a loving son and brother whose larger than life personality inspired and touched every person who crossed his path. He had the kindest, most resilient soul with a spirit that couldn’t be broken. Lonnie was a King in this world and will be in the next. 

Lonnie graduated in 2000 from Blue Ridge High School. He went on to graduate from Arizona State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. His prowess with computers took him all over the world working as a contractor for The Hackett Group. The majority of his professional career he resided in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Lonnie loved music, fast cars and travel. Through work he was able to spend over a year living in Ireland, which enabled him to tour Europe, including Scotland, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Germany. His favorite location he visited was Bucharest, Romania. Domestically, he was able to work in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, New York, California and Tennessee, where he was currently assigned. 

He is survived by his loving family, including his mother, Mina Henning; his father, Don Hansen; two sisters, Tyrell Wiltbank and Jai Hansen; one brother, Josh Hansen; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Lonnie had such a core of friends from high school on that were also like family that he truly loved and cared for, including his second family in California, the Gasser family. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Amina Henning, and Alice and Irwin Hansen; his aunt, Rosalie Henning; and his brother, Hans Hansen. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compass Bank, Pinetop in the name of Lonnie Hansen.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.Lonnie Hansen