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Dorothy Feriba Hansen

January 7, 1922 - December 30, 2022

Dorothy Feriba Hansen, of Portland, born Jan. 7, 1922, in Bisbee, North Dakota to Henry and Othilde Paulsen, passed away at age 100 on December 30, 2022, in Hillsboro, Oregon after a short illness.


She married her sweetheart James A. Lytle on May 5, 1946, in Portland. Together they built a loving home where they raised three children, Deanna Marie, Robert James, and Richard David. Dorothy was widowed in May 1980 when James died unexpectedly.


On April 14, 1986, Dorothy married Gerald “Jerry” Hansen of Portland. Together they found new adventures in their retirement years including traveling and hiking around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Dorothy loved Jerry and his family and was by his side through his illness and passing in 2003.


She was also preceded in death by her daughter Deanna M. Wager of Clackamas in 2015 and her son Robert J. Lytle of Portland in 2016. She is survived by her son Richard D. Lytle of Forest Grove as well as one stepdaughter, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many more extended family members.


In 1940, she joined the Apostolic Faith Church of Portland where she went on to serve as a Sunday school music leader, choir member, gardener, and other volunteer positions of service throughout her life. She loved visiting friends and acquaintances in their homes, regularly stopping by to share a loving word, song, or prayer.


She was a true “angel on earth” who was well-loved and cared for by her family, neighbors, and church community.


Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Apostolic Faith Church Fellowship Lodge at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

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