Hansen Michael Ray

Michael Ray Hansen, 57, died Sept. 13, 2010 after living many years with poor health due to Marfan Syndrome.

Born June 13, 1953, he grew up in Edmonds, Wash. and graduated from Woodway High School in 1971. He worked in the culinary industry from 1971 to 1992. He met Jeannette Heacock in 1978 while working at the Kenworth Truck cafeteria and in 1980 they were married. Daughters Sara and Abigail were born in 1982 and 1983 respectively. Health issues forced a change of vocation in 1992 and he went to Green River Community College, graduating in 1994 with an associate of arts in accounting. From that time he was self-employed as a bookkeeper. In 1997 he purchased Summit Accounting in Maple Valley.

He was preceded in death by parents Earl and Martha Hansen, sister Michelle and brother Bill.

He is survived by twin Marsha (Scott) Ballentine, Jeannette, Sara, Abby (Ed) Swan.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Eastridge Baptist Church, 12520 SE 240th St, Kent. Memorials may be made to Eastridge or to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington NY, 11050.