Cheri Hanson

Cheri Hanson (Van Dam)

Tuesday, July 21st, 1959 - Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Cheri Hanson entered into Heaven on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Clovis. She was born July 21, 1959 in Lancaster, California to Delmar Dean and Gertrude Joan (Laninga) Van Dam. She married Steve Hanson in Lancaster on September 16, 1978.

Cheri loved to travel. She was a very social person and enjoyed entertaining. Cheri was considered a friend to everyone. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father; her mother and father-in-law, Derrell and Bernice Hanson; and her sister-in-law, Melissa.

Cheri is survived by her husband, Steve; her three sons, Derrell Hanson and his wife, Whitney of Clovis, New Mexico, Darren Hanson and his wife, Lindsey of Clovis, New Mexico and Devin Hanson and his wife, Chelsey of Lubbock, Texas; her mother, Gert Van Dam; her sister, Lisa Wilder (who shared a birthday with Cheri) and her husband, Skip of Lancaster, California; her four brothers, Dean Van Dam and his wife, Sherri of Clovis, New Mexico, Gary Van Dam of Lancaster, California, Craig Van Dam and his wife, Marta of Lancaster, California and Nick Van Dam and his wife, Janet of Lancaster, California; her sister-in-law, Dee Dee Hanson; and her eight grandchildren, Harlow, Rocky, Saylor, Ella, Alli, Kaia, Graham and Caroline.

After the service on Thursday, a Celebration of Life will take place at Traci’s Green House on Mabry Drive. In lieu of flowers, please consider a meaningful gift to support Pancreatic Cancer research at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Hendifar. The address is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Attn: Laura Asok, Phd, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 2416, Los Angeles, California, 90048. The checks should be made out to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and in the memo line write, In memory of Cheri Hanson for pancreatic cancer research/Dr. Andrew Hendifar. If making a contribution by phone, call Laura Asok, Phd at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, direct 323-866-2912 or mobile 440-821-8577. Please specify in memory of Cheri Hanson. Gifts online can be made at, and indicate that it is a memorial for Cheri Hanson. Online condolences may be made at
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    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Central Baptist Church
    2501 N Norris Street
    CLOVIS, NM 88101
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    Ryan Williams


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Shelley White Urmanski

Posted at 01:09am
So sad to hear of Cheri’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Cheri had the most beautiful spirit. I feel honored to have meet her. May God give you comfort during this trying time. My prayers are with you.
Shelley White Urmanski - Lancaster,CA

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Posted at 12:52pm
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Posted at 11:50am
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Darci collins

Posted at 04:08pm
Steve Hanson &Family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of Cheri. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love , Denver&Darci Collins
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Posted at 09:36am
Our hearts are so heavy as we mourn the loss of this very special friend. Cheri was such a light and a joy in my life! SO many great times traveling together and spending time in desert. I am extremely gratefull for these memories.
Cheri also was there in my life when prayers were needed...what a prayer warrior she was!
I am thankful that she is now without pain and is rejoicing in heaven, But, she is going to be so missed. There is a place in my heart that is empty. I hope I can fill it by being that kind of joy, light and prayer warrior to the people in my life. Cheri was a great example of what a true friend is. May she rest in peace.
Larry & Margaret

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