Sharon Ann Lyons Hansen died on February 11, 2021 after a brave and unflinching fight with cancer. She is sorely missed by so many, including her immediate family, husband Dr. Karl Hansen, three sons and their families: Alexander Hansen; Zach, Courtney and daughters Aurora and MacKenzie Hansen; and Eric Hansen, Amy Zhou and their daughter, Sophie Hansen. Sharon leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn Brownrigg and Charles Brownrigg (deceased), sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Cheryl Hansen, Steve Hansen, Victor Hansen. She was an adored aunt by several nephews: Christopher, Craig (deceased) and Clifton Brownrigg, Derek Hansen, great nephews Angus and Max Brownrigg, and great niece Ruby Brownrigg. Sharon's parents, James and Christine Lyons, preceded her in death.
Sharon was an attorney and served as a Judge in Colorado's 22nd Judicial District for 24 years before retiring in October 2010. She received her J.D. from the University of Denver and held a B.A. from Colorado State University.
Sharon was a Colorado native, born in Greeley, Colorado on March 31, 1950, and raised in Fort Collins. As an adult she spent many years in Cortez, Colorado, and enjoyed riding and caring for horses. After retirement, she moved to the Seattle area in 2016 to be closer to her grandchildren. She was a prodigious writer, reader, and she enjoyed fiction.
In the past Sharon donated her time to several Cortez-area groups, including The Pinon Project and the Rotary Club.
A Memorial will take place in the future.
Published in The Journal on Apr. 16, 2021.