Halley Hansen, 35, of Lincoln passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2021 following a courageous battle with a Traumatic Brain Injury after being struck in the crosswalk on May 15, 2018.
Halley was named by her father, Mountain Top, expecting that she might be one of a select few with the name to see the famous Halley’s comet twice in their lifetime. Halley loved church and school. Her teachers called her a gift with her positive attitude and caring heart. She was quick to reach out to others who needed help or comfort, faithful to applaud others for their accomplishments, and welcome new students. Halley loved to read and acquired a grand library and passed on the love of reading to many, including her son who had a nice collection of books himself at a very young age. She received numerous awards for educational excellence and degrees. Halley graduated from Southeast High, received her BSBA from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and did post graduate studies at Creighton University for her MBA.
Halley enjoyed family vacations, youth retreats, VBS, and Camp Lexington. She loved Sunday school at First Assembly of God and was an active member of the youth group at Christ Place Assembly of God. Halley was a lifelong member of the Danish Brotherhood of America and treasured her Danish heritage and traditions. Halley had unrelenting determination and put forth great effort in all she did. She was a good mother and loved her son deeply. Korrigan was the pride and joy of her life.
Halley is survived by her beloved son, Korrigan Riley O’Neal of Lincoln; parents Greg “Mountain Top” and Sharyn Hansen; brother Tyler (Melissa) Hansen and children: Dominick, Abigail, Alyse, & Mallory of Unadilla; loving grandmother Arla Mae Hansen of Bennet. Proceeded in death by grandparents Carl and Gladys Hines; grandfather Paul Hansen of Bennet.
Memorial Service: 11:30 am. May 15, 2021 at Elevate Church, 8251 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln. Rev. Timothy Boatright, Rev. Mike Whooten, and Pastor Dan Dallmann officiating. Flowers from your garden welcomed. Private inurnment at the farm. Memorials to the Monarch by Eastmont, Horizon Hospice, or Elevate Church. To view the service online, please go to Elevate Church-Lincoln on Facebook.
Special thanks to Beth Nelsen and the Monarch staff, HoriSun Hospice, Ron and Lacey, all those who supported Halley and our family from the nursing staff, therapists, food service workers, doctors, housekeepers, and the paramedics. Special blessings to Gayle Younkers, the first responder. Thanks also to Elevate Church, Leon’s Market, The Groom Room, Eastmont friends, and Pastor Dan Dallmann with his visiting bunnies and spiritual support.
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