Kathy Ann Gates Hansen

06/22/1952 - 05/06/2016

Obituary for Kathy Ann Gates Hansen

Kathy Ann Gates Hansen - June 22, 1952 - May 6, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathy Hansen. Kathy was a zealous equestrian, and a lover of all animals. In her professional life, she was a respected and effective paralegal who took great pride in helping others. She also worked as a real estate agent as a later calling. Kathy had an eye and a passion for transforming the homes she lived in from shacks into mansions. To step into her home was an experience, where a kind and loving woman would encourage you to drink tea and eat an abundance of food. Kathy was a scholar and practitioner of astrology, and could have written a number of books on her knowledge and understanding of the universe. Most of all, Kathy was an accomplished and classically trained pianist, who enjoyed playing privately for family and friends. She was a daughter, mother, aunt, sister, cousin and friend, who leaves behind a vast population of those that truly loved her. On May 6, 2016, Kathy succumbed to a long-term battle with mental illness and took her own life. She is survived by her daughters, Amber and Roseann; and her granddaughter, Tesla Poe and her sister, Sophia Gates. The family has requested that in lieu of sending flowers, you please make a donation to Zuma's Rescue Ranch. Donations can be mae to Zuma's Rescue Ranch.

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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering of any kind, not even death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
- Megan
With deepest sympathy.... -Judy Conley
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Will miss you forever dearest sister. -Sophia Gates
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Kathy - You were my best friend. I loved you like a sister. I will miss you always. -Robert Fisher
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Will miss you sister. I wish we would of stayed in touch all these years. You were always in my thoughts and prayers. Love, -Shannon (Gates) Cruthers
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My deepest condolences, a amber and rose. I'm so sorry to hear that about your mom. I always liked her and we did have fun with the horses and you kids. Always enjoyed that. Breaks my heart to hear this. I think that is star she is sitting on in the picture above. So so sorry. -Juli Pearce-Paquette
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I didn't know Kathy in person, but through Pinecam and also working with her creating her website. Many long emails and a few phone calls. This really is a shock and my heartfelt prayers go to her family and friends. Kathy, you will be missed. -Robin McDonald
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My heart aches at the tragic loss of my smart, sweet, funny, silly, loving friend. God Bless Kathy Gates Hansen. Please Lord, show her mercy, peace & eternal rest. Love forever, -Deb Eberhardt
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She was a beautiful person and an extraordinary buyers agent. She found my wife's forever home for us. -Bob Belfer
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I am so deeply saddened by this news. Kathy had a beautiful soul; her intuition was uncanny, and her intelligence unrivaled. She was sweet, kind, considerate, and sensitive. My deepest condolences to her family. Please know she will be greatly missed. -Nancy
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These are pictures from our mini "Kochman Cousins' Club week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains Fall 2014. In the Dollywood picture it's Nicki Newby, Bobbie Jensen, Barbara Singer, and Kathy. Lower left picture is Kathy straddling the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line! -Barbara Singer
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My deepest condolences to you, Amber and Roseann, and all of your family I am heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. Though I never met Kathy in person, we spoke on pinecam and a couple of times on the phone. Truly a very beautiful, amazing and loving woman. I am so very sorry. I will keep your family in my prayers. Rest in Peace Kathy. -Kitty McClure
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Kathy, I miss your infectious smile, your wit, and your love of life. I'm so glad we had a chance to become close these last few years.... wish there had been more of them. I love you, Nicki -Nicki Newby
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It's good to hear from you, too. I have such fond memories of you all, although I know there was always unhappiness. I admired your mother so much and have thought about her a lot.. -Clarie Martin
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Thank you Claire. It's lovely to hear from you. I hope you're well. I remember you and your beautiful mother as though it were yesterday, your brother and your dad as well of course. All the best to you, -Sophia
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I have so many happy memories of the fragile Gates family and the Unitarian Church--going back to when Kathy and I first met in the 4th grade. My thoughts and deep sympathy go out to Sophia, Amber and Roseann today. -Claire Fuller Martin
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