Richard J. Hanson

December 04, 2016

Richard J. Hanson

December 04, 2016


Why order flowers through us?

Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations

Place a Donation

The gift of giving

We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:

Obituary for Richard J. Hanson

Dr. Richard J. Hanson, age 78, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died at home Sunday, December 4, 2016 of complications from brain cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Haskell; his children, Dr. Eric Hanson and wife Dr. Gwen Hanson, Christina Carrie Hanson and husband Todd Kelley, Dr. Joe Hanson and wife Bethany Hanson, and Fred Hanson; his four granddaughters, Stephanie Kelley, Lauren Hanson, Emily Hanson, and Summer Hanson; his brothers, James Hanson and wife, Diane Bennett, Robert Hanson and wife, Judy Hanson; his sister, Catherine Kaercher and husband, Dorje; and numerous other relatives and friends. Dr. Hanson was preceded in death by his parents, James and Irene Hanson.

He was born in 1938 in Portland, OR. He obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees from Oregon State University and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Hanson was active professionally until the onset of his illness in 2015. He held numerous positons during his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, at Sandia National Laboratories, in academia and in private industry. He loved outdoor activities, walking in the Albuquerque Open Space almost every day, and traveling throughout the world. Dr. Hanson was a quiet and very thoughtful person, whose family was important to him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

In memory of Richard donations may be made to the National Parks Foundation, or Albuquerque’s Open Space Alliance,

FRENCH - Lomas
10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
(505) 275-3500

Send a gesture of sympathy to Richard J. Hanson's family

  • Brought to you by

  • 10500 Lomas Blvd
  • 505-275-3500

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.