Virginia Lee Hansen

Virginia “Lee” Hansen passed away on March 22, 2020.

She was born to Jesse and Virginia Higgibotham June 22, 1944, in Charleston, West Virginia. Lee was born while her father was serving in the army stationed on Okanawa. She was 18 months old the first time he saw her, while he was in recuperation from wounds incurred on Okanawa.

Lee married Mark J. Hansen on June 8, 1963 in Ogden, Utah.

She was reared an education in Charleston, West Virginia and Ogden, Utah attending Ogden High School. The family moved to Ogden when she was 12 years old. Lee was employed the Internal Revenue Service for 27 years until she retired. She had previously worked at Hansen & Thompson Construction Company and L.R. Samuel’s.

Lee loved golf, camping, and riding horses. She belonged to several golf leagues and was Vice President of the Mt. Ogden Ladies Association. Lee was a former President of the Weber Basin Homebuilders Auxiliary. Lee loved to spend time with her friends, including “The Runaway Girls,” playing golf, meeting for lunch and just visiting.

Lee is survived by her husband of almost 57 years, two sons Curtis Hansen of Mesquite, NV., and Scott Hansen of Ogden, UT., and Daughter-in-Law Marie Hansen of Mesquite. Lee also had 6 grandchildren, Zachery Perez, Jessica Hansen-Anderson, Coty Hansen and wife Candice, Seth Hansen, Tucker Hansen and Kyle Schanuth. She also had 4 great grandchildren, Jayden Jordan, Jaycee and Joslyn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Virginia Higginbotham, and her grandparents.

Services and celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. You are welcome to sign her online guestbook at



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11 Responses

  1. A lot of great memories. Our love and compassion goes out to the Hansen Family. RIP our Dear Lee

    1. So sorry. Don’t have any words to say how we feel for your loss and ours. We will certainly miss her. Mark if you need anything please let us know. Curt and Marie and Scott our thoughts are with all of you. Love to all.

  2. Mark, so very sorry for your loss. Lee was one of my favorite people, both at work and at play. She was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. One of the few people who could make our work place fun. Lee, please tell John “Hi”, miss you both💐

  3. Mark and family, we are so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. What a beautiful and fun lady she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Neil and Shirley

  4. I knew Lee from IRS in Ogden. She was a good friend and a classy lady. Lee treated her associates with respect and was a fun person, always up for making you smile. I send my deepest sympathy to Lee’s family and hope they can find the peace they need. RIP Lee, you will be missed!

  5. Lee was a great friend. She was always happy and fun to be around. I golfed with her for years, she would always win, part of her competitive nature. We have lost contact over the years since she and Mark moved to Mesquite, but have great memories and miss seeing them. Sorry for your loss, she will be missed. Mark our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Lee was one of the best women, friend, & career associate I ever had in my life. She even tried to help me have the confidence to golf. Loved her 💕
    So sorry for your loss. Ronda

  7. Mark & family
    We are so saddened to hear of Lee’s passing.She was a great Lady.
    Our hearts ‘ & prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy

  8. Oh, Lee, you were such a joy to be with and work with. Criminal Investigation would not have been so fun nor the work so interesting and satisfying had you not been there. I am glad you had so many retirement years to spend with your beloved family and friends. You will be missed and you are much loved!

  9. My sincere sympathy to Mark & family. I hope the wonderful memories bring you some peace & comfort.

  10. Mark and boys. I truly loved Lee, she was a wonderful person. I remember so many good times we all had together. My deepest condolences to all of you.

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