Betsy Hanson |

Betsy Hanson

Sierra Sun Staff Reports

Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Hanson passed away peacefully on July 8, in Kona, Hawaii. An outdoor memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m. at the Kings Beach United Methodist Church on the corner of Bear and Dolly Varden streets. A fellowship will follow.Betsy is survived by her husband, Russell Hanson, and their daughter Madeline, of Homewood, California; her mother, Susan Gerling, of Rochester, New York; sister Kate and brothers Christopher, John and Peter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.A 30-year resident of Lake Tahoe, Betsy moved here from the East Coast drawn by her love of skiing. She will be missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her name to the charity of your choice.