~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Jon Dee Hansen
May 8, 1936 ~ February 15, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Jon Dee Hansen, age 82. Captain Hansen joined Delta Air Lines 12-17-1962. Widowed in July of 2018, Captain Hansen is survived by his children and grandchildren plus many other family members.
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Visitation: Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM , Sanctuary Church , Kennesaw, GA
Celebration of Life: Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM , Sanctuary Church , Kennesaw, GA
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.................HANSEN, Jon Dee
Jon Dee Hansen of Marietta, Georgia passed away on 15 February 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Deanna Lee Hansen. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mitch and Barbara Hansen, Mike and Karen Hansen, and Mark and Lynn Hansen, his grandchildren and their spouses, Chris Hansen, Ryan Hansen, Alex Hansen and Teri Parker, Baily Tripp, Tori Hansen, Morgan Hansen, Haley and Nick Casey, Savannah and Sam Best, and Guy Hansen, and his great-grandchildren Brailyn Hansen, Emma Tripp, Levi Casey, and Lucas Casey. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in law, Ron and Marilyn Hansen, and his sisters Sandy and Jim (deceased) Cook, and Barbara and Drake Hawkins. He will be missed by all his family including his cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jon was discharged from the Navy in 1962 after serving as a pilot and logging over 250 carrier landings. He retired from Delta Air Lines in 1996 as a L-1011 captain. As a pioneer in the light sport and sport pilot initiative he formed Hansen Air Group to supply light sport aircraft and provide sport pilot training. He was an early supporter of Able Flight (an organization that provides sport pilot training scholarships to people with disabilities). He was a long-time vice president of the Dixie Classic Chevy Club. He participated in aerial surveys to help save the North Atlantic right whale. He was also heavily involved in Greyt Friends, a greyhound rescue organization, founded by his wife Dee. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, 9 March at 1:00 pm at Sanctuary Church in Kennesaw with a reception to follow. Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation to Able Flight or Greyhound Health Initiative.
Wife Deanna’s obituary...............
Deanna Lee Hansen of Marietta, Georgia passed away on July 26, 2018. She was born in 1941 to J. Brooke Adam and Virginia (Ginny) Adam. She was dearly loved by Jon, her husband of 58 years, her children and daughters-in-law, Mitch and Barbara Hansen, Mike and Karen Hansen, and Mark and Lynn Hansen, her grandchildren and their spouses, Chris Hansen, Ryan Hansen, Alex Hansen and Teri Parker, Tori Hansen, Baily Tripp, Morgan Hansen, Guy Hansen, Haley and Nic Casey, Savannah and Sam Best, and her great-grandchildren Brailyn Hansen, Emma Tripp, Levi Casey, and Lucas Casey. She was also dearly loved by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Charlie Ferguson, and Kay and Warren Tesch. She will be missed by all her family including her cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be mourned by all the lives she has touched over the years, including many greyhound friends.
She attended San Diego State University where she studied accounting, but her focus was her family and her greyhounds. She started a non-profit rescue group called Greyt Friends, where she was able to rescue and place hundreds of greyhounds in loving homes. She loved to travel, go on cruises, read, spend time at the cabin on Lake Burton, and the Atlanta Braves......................