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          Betty B. Hansen, 92, a resident of Elephant Butte, NM, died at Sierra Health Care Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  She was born on July 21, 1924 in Crofton, NE to Frank L. and Margaret (Deaillez) Benker.

          Betty was self-employed in the hardware industry and retired in 1989.  She was a member of several organizations which include PEO, American Legion, Moose, and Desert Springs Lutheran Church.

          Survivors include her children – Janet Wales and Steve and Karen Hansen; and grandchildren – Lori and Gabe Bolt, Matt and Heather Hansen, Nathan Wales, and Melissa and Jeramiah Clark.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Hansen, and brother, William Benker. 

          Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Celebration Service will be announced at a later date.

          Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574.  For online memorial messages please visit

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    May fond memories of Betty bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)
    ~ Heidi E