Dian C Hansen\nJune 7,1931- July 25,2022\nDian Hansen, a 45 year resident of Cameron Park, passed away after a prolonged illness\nwith Alzheimer's Disease on July 25, 2022. She moved to Cameron Park from Corvallis,\nOregon with husband Sig Hansen in 1977, as newlyweds.\n\nDian was born in 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and lived in several eastern cities,\ngraduating from New Rochelle High School, New York, class of 1950. She went on to attend\nGreen Mountain Junior College in Vermont, graduating in 1951, and later attended\nColumbia University. Her training was in biology/chemistry as a research assistant.\nShe worked for Hazelton Laboratories in Virginia where she organized the evaluation\nof chemicals as possible cancer treatment compounds, and worked for\nBurroughs/ Wellcome Laboratories in Washington, D.C. doing radiology and\nbiochemical research involving the evaluation of emerging drugs for cancer treatment.\n\nWhile in Washington , D.C., she met and married her first husband, Howard Wessbecher.\nTogether, they had three daughters: Jill Woodard (Davis, Ca), Linda Pflughaupt (Park City, UT),\nand Jody Gallimore (Peoria, AZ). Dian has five grandsons: Aaron and Austin Gallimore,\nJames and Eric Pflughaupt, and Jacob Woodard.\n\nThe surprise of Dian's life, shortly after she and her first husband were married, was that\nthey were going to travel across the country to work for the U.S Forest Service in Parkdale,\nOregon which to Dian seemed like the end of the earth for an eastern girl living in\nWashington, D.C. After her three daughters were born in Parkdale, they moved to a U.S\nForest Service ranger station in Blue River, OR where she taught school, was a girl scout\nleader, and enjoyed living next to the McKenzie River. Eventually,\nher husband was transferred to a larger U.S Forest facility in Corvallis, Oregon. They eventually\ndivorced and she went on to meet the love of her life for the last 45 years, Sig Hansen. \n\nDian and Sig eloped to Las Vegas 1977. They elected to begin their new life together\nin Cameron Park where Sig joined several previous associates in a new engineering firm,\nCulp/Wesner/Culp. Dian, having worked about 10 years for the U.S Forest Service Sciences\nResearch Laboratory in Corvallis, looked for a similar position in the Cameron Park\narea, but there were none to be found. In 1978 the Cameron Park real estate market began\nto rebound, and she identified the home and land sales as an attractive job opportunity to\npursue. She obtained her real estate license and worked in various offices for about 20 years.\nSelling property in the Cameron Park area was her forte, and she received the top 10 Golden\nCircle sales agent of the year award during 1991 with her with her last employer Coker- Ewing\nAssociates.\n\nShe loved to travel and did so often with her husband, friends and family members. She\ntook sea cruises to Mexico, the Caribbean, Russia, the Baltic Sea, and Alaska. Land trips\nincluded the British Isles, France/Europe, Hawaii, South America (Peru and Colombia), the\nGalapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, and New Zealand.\n\nDian tired of real estate and in 1991 joined her husband in their newly created\nengineering firm in Cameron Park as typist, bookkeeper, and financial manager. Adept at\nmanaging investments, she also expanded her efforts in this position during the 19 years\nshe and her husband maintained their firm, retiring in 2005-2006. During their spare time in\nretirement, they designed and constructed a lakeside home on the shore of Lake Almanor in\nNorthern California.\n\nDian enjoyed many athletic and sporting activities throughout her life. She was a high\nschool cheerleader and thoroughly enjoyed football games. She took up skiing while at\ncollege in Vermont and continued the sport into her late 70's. Many family outings were ski\ntrips with her daughters and husband. She also loved to swim. Bridge was a game she played\nregularly with a circle of women friends in the Cameron Park/ Placerville area. Dian was\ndeeply interested in the stock market and teaching a group of women investors occupied\na considerable amount of her time. She was a talented person with a lot of ambition.\n\nDian was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in her mid 80's. She remained with\nher husband in their home until January 2022, when she moved into a memory care facility where\nshe lived until she passed away July 2022. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her\nand loved her; her family, friends and devoted husband of 45 years.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to Alzheimer's\nDisease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg ,MD 20871. A memorial\nservice will be held on Monday August 29, 2022, 11:00am, at Green Valley Mortuary\nand Cemetery in Cameron Park followed by a reception.