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Shirley Ann (Postel) Hanson

May 10, 1941 — September 3, 2023

Shirley Ann (Postel) Hanson, born May 10, 1941 - passed away September 3, 2023, in Rio Rancho New Mexico. Shirley lived a full and wonderful life of 82 years, 64 of them married to Jack (John), the love of her life.

Shirley was born in Anamosa, IA, the daughter of Rose and Edward Postel. Shirley spent much of her life in Dubuque, IA where she raised six children and was involved with her church and wider community, most especially in support of social justice. Shirley worked at Holy Ghost School and St. Columbkilles/Holy Family Catholic Schools. Upon retirement, Shirley and Jack moved to The Land of Enchantment, where they enjoyed camping, road trips throughout the southwest, gardening and time with their family.

Shirley is survived by a large and loving family, including Jack, 6 children, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to Jack, Shirley will be missed by her brother, Ronald Postel, and his wife, Paula; her children, Christine (David) Finnegan, Jenifer Hanson, Jeff (Marsha) Hanson, Gwen (Kirk) Brown, Anne Hanson, and Matt (Maria) Hanson.
Known affectionately as G-Ma, Shirley is survived by grandchildren, Ben (Elsa) Finnegan, Tim (Nikki) Finnegan, Myka Lahaie, Rachel (Jordan) Starkenburg, Hallie (Juan Diego) Brown, Atalie (Meg) Brown, and Zoe Hanson; and great-grandchildren, brought Shirley much joy: Ada, Carys, Everett, Emma, Ezra, Ella, and Elijah Finnegan and Lyra Starkenburg.

A rosary will be held Friday, September 15, 2023, beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 9:00 a.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, located at 9502 Fourth Street NW in Albuquerque. A reception will follow in the church hall.



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Friday, September 15, 2023

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

9502 4th Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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