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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gloria Belle Smith Hansen
June 20, 1927 - January 6, 2022

Place of Birth: Dickinson, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 94



Gloria Smith Hansen, 94, of Williston, ND, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her residence in Williston, ND with her family by her side.

Gloria Belle Christensen was born in Dickinson, ND on June 20,1927 to Christian M. & Agnes (Dubisar) Christensen. She was raised on the family farm NW of New England, ND and went to a country school through the 8th grade. She graduated from New England High School in 1944. After graduation she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the FBI. Representatives from the FBI were sent to various schools interviewing high school senior women to come to work as the men were being drafted.

It was in D.C. Gloria met her future husband, Carl Smith at a square dance at a nearby Army Base. They were married in Okeene, Oklahoma in 1947. Their son, Douglas was born in Enid, OK in 1949. Shortly after, they moved to Terminal, TX where Carl was employed by Halliburton. In 1952 they moved to Dickinson, ND where Carl managed a Texaco gas station. Yolanda, Sandra, Diana & Craig were all born in Dickinson, ND. Gloria’s father decided it was time to leave the farm and bought a mobile home park and sales lot. He added family members as partners. In 1961 Carl & Gloria moved their family to Williston to manage the sales lot for ideal Mobile Homes. They were members of the Methodist Church where they made many longtime family friends. After Ideal closed in 1985, Carl & Gloria opened Smith’s Camper & Mobile Home Supplies, which closed a few years later due to Carl’s health. Carl passed away in 1998. Carl & Gloria had many years enjoying camping, traveling and square & round dancing together.

Gloria met Fred Hansen through her continued participation in Cardiac Rahab and they were married in 2000. Gloria’s family grew to include Fred’s three children and their extended families. Fred passed away in 2016. Fred & Gloria enjoyed traveling, playing cards at the Williston Heritage Center & were members of Faith United Methodist Church. For many years Gloria enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting. She also enjoyed playing cards & dominoes with her “Briarwood family”.

Gloria is survived by her children, Douglas Smith, Bismarck, ND, Yolanda (Jim) Fransen, Queen creek, AZ, Sandra Smith, Mesa, Az, Diana (Tim) Anderson, Casper, WY and Craig (Barry) Kawamoto, Waikoloa, HI; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Arlene (Ivan) Kloefkorn, Spearfish, SD and Bertha Christensen, Glen Ullin, ND;and numerous nieces & nephews. Other survivors include Fred’s children, Ralph (DeeAnne) Hansen, Moorehead, MN, Doug Hansen, Williston, ND, Valorie (Rick) Berge, O’Fallen, MO and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Carl Smith and Fred Hansen; brothers, Milbern Christensen and Jim Christensen; sister, Cherie Morris; brother-in-law, Bill Morris; daughter-in-law, Leslee Smith; son-in-law, David Abel and an infant grandson & great-granddaughter. Also Fred's daughter-in-law, Wanda Hansen.

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David Stevens (Casper , Wyoming)
Jan 7, 2022
Life long family friends. Lovely Lady
Kenneth&Arlene Peterson (Flaxton, , North Dakota)
Jan 8, 2022
Our sincere sympathy to all your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig Kawamoto (Waikoloa, HI)
Jan 8, 2022
You’ve been an amazing Mom. I miss you dearly. Rest in the Hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sherrill and Jim Schmitt (Jamestown , ND)
Jan 8, 2022
Gloria was a fun lady who liked to laugh and have a good time. I remember her flowers. I will always remember the many fun dinners we all had at Jim and Yolanda’s. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria had a life well lived and was well loved. Love to you all.
Barry Kawamoto (Waikoloa, HI)
Jan 8, 2022
To my mother in law, may you Rest In Peace, with all my love.
Craig Kawamoto (Waikoloa, HI)
Jan 8, 2022
You’ve been an amazing Mom. I miss you dearly. Rest in the Hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sherrill and Jim Schmitt (Jamestown , ND)
Jan 8, 2022
Gloria was a fun lady who liked to laugh and have a good time. I remember her flowers. I will always remember the many fun dinners we all had at Jim and Yolanda’s. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria had a life well lived and was well loved. Love to you all.
Debbie (Malchert) Van Berkom (Bismarck , ND)
Jan 9, 2022
My sincere sympathies to Gloria’s family. Treasure your memories of this wonderful lady.
Bonnie Kolden (Bismarck , ND)
Jan 10, 2022
My memories of Gloria are to numerous to mention so I will ditto Sherrill’s comments!
You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Bonnie





Jeanne Smith Knudsvig & Bonnie Smith
Jan 10, 2022
Our prayers & thoughts are with all her family! Keep her memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere sympathy
Jeanne & Bonnie
Wendy Ellefson (Lakeville , MN)
Jan 10, 2022
Diana,
I’m sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Prayers to you and your family.
Shirley Slais Larson (Grenora , Nd)
Jan 10, 2022
I was sadden to hear about your mother’s passing. Lots of good memories of her come flooding back. She always had a welcoming smile. My sympathy to you Yolanda and all your family. Shirley
Sherrill and Jim Schmitt (Jamestown , ND)
Jan 11, 2022
Gloria was a fun lady who liked to laugh and have a good time. I remember her flowers. I will always remember the many fun dinners we all had at Jim and Yolanda’s. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria had a life well lived and was well loved. Love to you all.
Janice Johnson Bunas (Edmond, OK)
Jan 11, 2022
Diana and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Deepest sympathy to all.
Janice
Karen Quick (Roseville, MN)
Jan 11, 2022
So sorry for the loss of your mom. Take care of yourselves!
Valecia Von Weise (Centennial, CO)
Jan 11, 2022
Rest In Peace Grandma, lots of love to you.
Valecia, Minor, & Baron
Bryn Parchman (baltimore, MD )
Jan 11, 2022
Sandy and family,
Thinking of you. With deepest condolences-
Bryn Bjella Parchman
Debbie (Kennedy) Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Jan 11, 2022
It saddens me to learn of Gloria's passing. I did get to know her better when I worked at the Senior Center in Williston. She was so sweet, and she and Fred made me feel loved, actually. Esp. at a time when I needed to feel that from friends from the Center. My heartfelt sympathy to Gloria's familie(s). ~ Deb Hayden
David Hansen (Moorhead, MN)
Jan 12, 2022
Gloria was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known and I’m glad to have known her. May she Rest In Peace.
Dave and Carol Hauser (Chippewa Falls , Wi)
Jan 12, 2022
To the family of a very special friend we are sorry we couldn’t attend Gloria’s funeral. She definitely was a special friend. We are so glad we could visit with her in December. Always enjoyed her up date on her family, grand children and great grand children. Enjoyed the Fridays at the Courthouse cafe. Saturdays at Hardee’s, Sunday FUMC and lunch at Grandma Sharon’s. Always a very positive person. Very strong faith. Bless all of you. She will always be in our hearts. Thanks
Dena Johnson (Williston, ND)
Jan 19, 2022
Gloria was one of my weekly coffee ladies. She was a sweet and lovely person. She will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this very difficult time.
Sue Ethridge (Mexia , Texas)
Jan 20, 2022
My sincere sympathy to all your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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