In Memoriam: Eunice Hansen (May 25, 1924 – Aug. 5, 2022)

September 2022 Posted in Obituary

E. Eunice Hansen

E. Eunice Hansen was born on the morning of May 25, 1924 in Silverton and was greeted by her parents, Silas and Emma Torvend, and her two brothers and one sister. She lived happily on the family farm which was located on what is now Torvend Road. She attended Bethany School, graduated from Silverton High School and then attended Pacific Lutheran College in Washington. 

The summer before her senior year she met the love of her life, Pastor Allan Hansen, at a Bible camp and after a three day whirlwind romance, they were engaged. They were married on May 25, 1946 in Silverton at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Eunice thoroughly enjoyed her life as a pastor’s wife. Together they served two churches in California for 25 years. They dreamed of starting a retreat center and that dream began to come about when in November of 1971 they purchased the first ten acres of what is now Christian Renewal Center in the Silverton Hills.

Eunice loved to serve, put people at ease, encourage them to grow in their faith. She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Ellen and Terry Yarbrough, Brad and Marilyn Agenbroad, Tim and Julie Hansen, and also by her 14 grandchildren and her 16 great grandchildren. 

Her husband passed away 14 years ago. She died peacefully on Aug. 5, 2022. A memorial service was held at Christian Renewal Center on Aug. 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite mission.

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