LELA KATE "LEE" HANSONLee Hanson, 83, of Two Harbors, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family.
Lee Hanson, 83, of Two Harbors, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on March 3, 1929 to Oliver and Pennie (Shoulders) Harrell in Rich Square, N.C.
She grew up in Murfreesboro, N.C. and graduated from high school there in 1948. Lee graduated from nurses training at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Vir., in 1951. Also in 1951, Lee married Clifford "Ted" Hanson in Elizabeth City, N.C. During her career she was employed as a nurse at Apponaug County Hospital in Apponaug, R.I., Santa Rosa County Hospital in Milton, Fla., City Hospital in Virginia Beach, Vir., St. Joseph Hospital in Meridian, Miss., and Lakeview Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors until 1985. With her husband, Lee designed, built, and operated Penmarallter Campground in Two Harbors until retiring in 1992.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and TOPS Minnesota No. 245.
Lee enjoyed feeding her family and friends, baking, and crocheting. Her southern fried chicken and biscuits were well known in the community.
Lee is survived by husband, Cliff "Ted"; children, Pennie (Stan) Burton of Two Harbors, Clifford Allen ( Sharon) Hanson of Plymouth, Marilyn ( Chris) Deg of Rochester, and Terry Gilbertson (Mike) of Duluth; nine grandchildren Shanna, Sherri, Curtis, Heather, Stephanie, Jackie, Katie, James, and Laura Kate; five great-grandchildren Brett, Will, Gabriel, Seth, and Nathan; sister, Ruth Phelps; brother Lloyd Harrell; and many nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery. To sign the online register book please visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.