Logan Herald Journal, 07/14/13
PRESTON — Lera Louise Burbank Hansen, 87, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, surrounded by her family. She was born June 15, 1926, in Cherryville, Idaho, to George Gardener and Violet Chatterton Burbank. She married James Arland “Arkie” Hansen on April 14, 1944, in Cub River, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple.
Lera was always a hard worker and worked numerous jobs at Deer Cliff Inn, Knudson and Hubbard Packing, and Pepperidge Farm. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in various callings throughout her life. She served a mission to Birmingham, Ala., from 1999 to 2000, where she made many lasting friendships. She has always been very easy to get along with and made friends everywhere. She enjoyed handiwork as well and liked reading, quilting, gardening and canning. Her greatest blessings are her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Kenn (Linda) Hansen of Cub River, Idaho; Bob (Carlee) Hansen, of Preston; Ed (Ann) Hansen, of Preston; Verl (Julie) Hansen, of Preston; and Louise (Steve) Somsen, of Wayan, Idaho; 20 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 48 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arkie, and a granddaughter, Cindy Harris.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 in the Preston 3rd Ward Chapel, 155 N. 200 West, with Bishop Jay McKenzie conducting. A viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com