Margaret was born February 11, 1919 in Hill City, Idaho to Dale and Jessie (Francis) Rice.
Margaret attended and graduated from Boise High School in 1936.
She then went on to the University of Idaho.
She worked as a grade school teacher in Idaho until she retired, and moved to California where she taught business at the high school and college level.
She later became a personal executive secretary in California, and continued working as an executive secretary when she moved to Seattle, Washington, working for Port Blakely Mills.
Margaret met Marion O. Hansen and they were married in November of 1942 in Southern Idaho.
Marion passed in January of 2010.
Margaret was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and through the years she served tirelessly in helping to build the kingdom of God on the earth.
She enjoyed reading, music, teaching, serving others, and learning new things.
Margaret is survived by four children: Joanne (Chuck) Thorn of Springville, Utah; Michael O. Hansen of Bothell, Washington, Ronald Dale Hansen of Edmonds, Washington, and Michelle (Steve) Uptain of Spokane Valley, Washington; seventeen grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held Friday December 27th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Spokane East Stake Center, 13608 E. Belle Terre Ave. Spokane, Washington 99214.
The burial will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington.
Arrangements have been entrusted to: Bell Tower Funeral Home, Post Falls, Idaho and you may view Margaret’s on-line memorial at: www.belltowerfuneralhome.com