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“RICK & FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HERE OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. MAY THE LORD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND ALL OF YOU & GIVE YOU COMFORT. AILEEN ...Read More »
1 of 2 | Posted by: AILEEN COLLOM - CORTEZ, CO

“To all of Jean's family I want to express my deepest sorrow at her passing. My family will miss talking with her, seeing her at Pippo's etc. Hope...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Debbie Ayala - Cortez, CO


BERTA JEAN HANSEN Graveside services for Gateway, Colo. resident Berta Jean Hansen will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15 at Summit Ridge Cemetery. Berta was born on March 8, 1940 in Egnar, Colo. the daughter of Gilbert and Opal (Mourer) Hansen. She passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at her residence at the age of 70. Berta was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In 1998, she and her daughter, Pennie began running Pippo's Coffee Bar. Berta was a carpenter at heart, she could build almost anything. In her free time, Berta enjoyed putting puzzles together and reading. Her children and grandchildren brought her life much joy and happiness. Berta was well known for her delicious pies. Surviving Berta are her children, Rick Chasten and wife, Robyn of Montrose, Colo., Vicky Larsen and husband, Jess of Gateway, Colo., Jamie Seitz of Cortez, and Pennie Sanford of Dolores. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Devon Codner of Eastland, Utah, Gerald Hansen of Oregon, Mona Graves and husband, Jake of Montrose, Colo., R.A. Hansen and wife, Gloria of Sacramento, Calif., and Betty Phelps of Grand Junction, Colo.; and her former husband, and Rick's father, Lendell Chasten of Montrose, Colo. Berta was preceded in death by her parents; by her brother, Dean Hansen; by her husband, and Vicky and Jamie's father, James Ledford; and by her husband, and Pennie's father, Mick Elleman.

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