Nancy ‘Pat’ Hansen, physical therapist

November 13, 2020

Nancy “Pat” Hansen, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. She was born in Beaver, Pa., to Nels Adolf and Florence Aileen Hansen.  She was known as Nancy to family and Pat to friends. 

Pat was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and served in the Army for 22 years as a physical therapist. In addition to being stationed at Walter Reed, she served in many hospitals around the world allowing her to become fluent in German.  Since moving to Rehoboth Beach she volunteered with many local organizations, and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She was full of spunk and lived life to fullest. She loved to travel, read, paint, write, play games and build jigsaw puzzles. Friends and family were everything to her.  

In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Hansen Johnson; brother Nels Robert Hansen; and nephew Fredrick Chris Johnson. She is survived by her partner Barbara Rowe; nieces Cheryl Hansen and Nancy Coughlin; nephew David Johnson; cousins Dwight Honecker and Marilyn Powell; great-niece Colleen Coughlin; and great-nephews Connor Coughlin and Zachary Johnson.  

A special thank you to neighbors Henley, Bob aka “Popsy” and Margee and friend Joyce. 

For the safety of family and friends there will be a service held at a future date when she is laid to rest at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro with military honors. Inquiries may be forwarded to



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