Charles Hansen | Obituary

Charles Franklin Hansen departed this world on February 13, 2023 at his home in Goodyear, AZ. Charlie (Chas or Chuck as he was known to friends) was born in Seattle, WA to Martin and Edna Hansen, graduating from Garfield High school and Central Washington University where he played baseball and was offered a spot on a minor league team. He married twice; first to Judy Paulson in 1956, bringing his daughter Debbie into the world, and then to Marjorie Neas in 1961, bringing son Martin and daughter Paige into the world.

He was a member at Inglewood Country Club in Kenmore, WA for more than 50 years and was devoted to the game of golf where he built a large circle of his closest friends. Charlie worked as a regional liquor sales manager covering the western states for the majority of his career. He was ubiquitously known as “Good time Charlie”, always wearing a smile on his face and was quick to share a quip, comeback or joke. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening at home, watching sports on tv, keeping a Master’s-worthy pristine lawn, and ever-fighting the moles Caddy-shack style, as well as watching new and old war movies. The consummate athlete, Charlie also belonged for a time to a bowling league where he would regularly throw strikes. He also served a brief stint in the merchant marines as a line cook.

In his retirement years, he and wife Marji snowbirded between Kenmore, WA and Goodyear, AZ where he was a devoted Mariners fan with spring training season tickets as well as a Seahawks fan.

He was a member of belonged to Pebble Creek Golf Resort in Goodyear for over 10 years.

Charlie was a playful, funny, charismatic and caring human being inside and out with a heart of gold. He will be missed by many and forever in our hearts.

He is survived by daughter Debbie Radcliff, son, Martin Hansen, daughter Paige Donnelly, and 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother Arnie Hansen, sister Kathie Hardin, mother and father.

Private inurnment will take place at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.