Ellen Hansen

March 6, 1926 - January 6, 2014

Newberg resident Ellen Hansen died Jan. 6, 2014. She was 87.

She was born March 6, 1926, to Agnes and Niels Hansen in Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark.

She arrived in the United States in 1951, later receiving a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Wisconsin. She became a citizen in 1958 and worked as a dietitian in Minnesota before retiring and moving to Oregon in 1996. She was involved with the Danish Sisterhood and Newberg Faith in Action.

Survivors include: sister Esther Pihl and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Newberg Zion Lutheran Church, 301 S. River St.

Memorial contributions can be made to Faith in Action or Zion Lutheran Church.