Obituary Anna H. E. Hansen

Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) – February 22, 1994

Deceased Name: DEATH: ANNA H. E. HANSEN

Anna H. E. Hansen, age 99, died peacefully Feb. 21, 1994 at the home of her daughter, Vivian and Jerry W. Mitchell. Anna was a loving caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was born December 20, 1894 in Hatting, Denmark to Niels Moller and Frederikke Christensen Eilersen.

She married Holger P.V. Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple. He died November 24, 1965.

She became a convert to the LDS Church in 1910 and immigrated to the United States in 1912. She was a choir member in Denmark; Sunday School teacher, Relief Society counselor, Relief Society president, visiting teacher and faithful temple worker.

Survived by five daughters and three sons and their spouses: A. Ruby and Edward W. Corpron, West Valley City, Vivian B. and Jerry W. Mitchell, Salt Lake City, Eva R. Hansen, Salt Lake City, Esther E. and Marvel D. Roper, Longmont, Colo.; presently serving an LDS mission in South Africa, Richard A. and Anne Hansen, Las Vegas, Nev., Bernice H. and Richard M. Frederickson, West Valley City, Grant R. and Dolores Hansen, Draper, Ut., Robert D. and Maryan Hansen, Brigham City, Ut; 38 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and two nephews, James M. and John Christensen. She was preceded in death by daughters, Margaret and Melba and a son William H. Hansen.

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100 Years Ago Today

My Mother’s Grandfather Niels Moller Eilersen passed away 14 May 1904. At the time my Grandmother was 10 years old.

From Anna Hypolita (Eilersen) Hansen History

… Mother was something of a tomboy. Perhaps this was encouraged since her parents had lost a boy older and one younger than she and her father dearly wanted a son. She and her father were constant companions and she loved to help him around the farm. How she enjoyed riding the horses and helping in such ways as driving the horses in a circle while he fed the machine they pulled straw from the barn. This was a straw cutting machine which cut the straw into short pieces for the animals…

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… The family then had to sell Cozy Hill Farm and move to the city of Horsens because here father’s ill health (tuberculosis of the stomach, chest and throat) wouldn’t permit his taking care of the farm. However, he couldn’t leave all the horses behind so he took some of his best horses and a few pigs with them. These were cared for by a hired man outside the city limits, and the family leased an apartment in Horsens for one year. Mother and her sister Sophie went to private school during that year…

… Her father died when she was nearly nine (May 1904). This was a great sorrow to the family and a tremendous loss was undoubtedly felt by the young girl Lita who had always loved and favored her dad and known his constant love and companionship…

Anna Hypolita Eilersen Hansen History

By Eva (Hansen)


It has been said, “The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it”. On too infrequent occasions we have enjoyed mother’s reminiscences about her life and now, lest her story become lost to us – knowing she will not always be with us – I herein attempt to record some of the experiences which are foremost in her memory.
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