Created: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:20:00 CST
Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:22:25 CST
Arlyce Hansen died a peaceful death at the age of 79 on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Third City Christian Church. Pastor Scott Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm with family present at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Third City Christian Church or the family for later designation.
Arlyce was born May 6, 1934, in Lebanon, NE, to Frances (Tague) and Lloyd Mays. She grew up in several towns and villages in Nebraska and Kansas. After graduating from high school in Ozawkie, KS, in 1951, Arlyce worked in Topeka, KS in the Motor Vehicle Department as a clerk. She also was a secretary at the Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City. She attended Kansas City Kansas Junior College, Emporia (KS) State Teacher’s College, Fort Hays State College in Hays, KS, and Chadron State College in Chadron, NE before receiving her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in elementary education from Kearney State College in Kearney, NE. She taught elementary and middle school students in Goodland, KS, several rural schools near Alliance, NE, and at Engleman and Westridge schools in Grand Island for a total of 35 years. She retired from teaching on June 1, 1996.
She married Donald W. Hansen on August 16, 1956, at the First Christian Church in Goodland, KS. Mr. Hansen died August 17, 1991.
Arlyce was a member of Third City Christian Church in Grand Island since 1968. She was a member of Nebraska State Education Association, Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, Xi Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and Grand Island Retired Teaches Association. She was a co-founder of the Nebraska Child Care Association. She enjoyed watching Nebraska football, bowling, gardening, reading, and writing. Several of her magazine articles were published.
Survivors include two daughters, Deb Conklin of Omaha, NE and Sheryl Hansen of Grand Island; son Carl Hansen of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Hege of OK, Doris Roeder of MI, Evelyn Dawursk of FL; brothers, Donald Mays of SD, David Mays of Saudi Arabia; as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Arlyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son-in-law.