Judithann ‘Judi’ Dunham Hansen, 73, adventurous, had vivacious tenacity for life, people

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Judithann “Judi” Dunham Hansen
Judithann “Judi” Dunham Hansen

Judithann “Judi” Dunham Hansen, of Surf City, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 73.

She was born in Cook County, Illinois on Sept. 27, 1941, the daughter of the late Nathaniel Kelly Dunham Jr. and Jane Audrey Reidy.

Judi was creative, adventurous and fun spirited with a vivacious tenacity for life and people. She worked in numerous different facets of the medical field and later retired from Mid Carolina OB/GYN in Raleigh at Rex Hospital. Judi was deeply active with her church and enjoyed being involved in the Via de Cristo weekends. Closest and dearest to her heart were her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her legacy of love are her loving husband of 33 years, Gordon Hansen; sons, Dan Grider, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Jeff Hansen, of Salisbury; daughter, Robin Grider Sarvis and husband, Kelly, of Wilmington; brother, Kelly “Buddy” Dunham, of San Benito, Texas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with one on the way; one niece; a devoted canine companion, Hali; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28411. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401 or Via de Cristo.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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