On Celebration of the ife
Carl Christian Siansen
Thursday, tWay 14, 1998
rVewing 8:00 to 9:00 am
3ohn 16mas cManorial Chapel
Second ieing 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Service 11:00 am
Jaith Christian Jetowship Church
Officiant: castor Jc ~ r I. rren
interment at qWstern Cemeter # 1
St. omas, 'U.S. rirgin D3sands
WIFE ... Yvonne Matthew Hansen
MOTHER ... Golda Viola Hall
SONS ... Carl Christian Hansen, Jr., Edwin Hansen
DAUGHTER... Beryl Patricia "Patsy" Hansen
ADOPTED DAUGHTER... Marilyn Hansen Daley
BROTHERS ... Lincoln Watley, Gerald Petersen,
Roy, Keith, Philmore and Floyd Hansen
SISTERS ... Beryl Hansen Smith, Diana Hansen Reovan,
Lelia Hansen Turnbull, Elouise Hansen Foy, Gissell Petersen
MOTHER-IN-LAW... Frances "Maude" Matthew
SON-IN-LAW... Calvin Daley
SISTERS-IN-LAW... Velisa Hansen, Eleanor Williams,
Shiela Matthew, June Hansen, Claruda Isaac
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ... Donald, Carlton & Glentis Matthew,
Richard Turnbull, Winston Foy, Harold Smith
GRANDCHILDREN ... Victor Drummond, Shawner, LaJuana,
Shenelle and Deanna Williams; Dquan, Jeneifa, Elijah and
Jacob Hansen, Damion, Dionne and Michael Daley
SPECIAL FRIENDS WHO VISITED:... Ethlyn Browne,
Venetta Clarke, Mr. & Mrs. Warren deWindt, Inez Edwards,
Oma Forbes, Mr. & Mrs. Ira George, Pastor Oral Hazel,
Eleanor Kirnon, Vrna Lewis, Gloria Sylvester, Thelma Walters
CLOSE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ... Vida Abraham,
Guys from West Farm "Game Cocks," Alvin Canton, Elvira Daniel,
Merle Fleming, Alice Foy, Simon Frett, Ecedro Rabsatt, Iris Reid,
Eurita Vanterpool, Edwita "Tin Tin" Hart
many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends
Carl Christian .iansen
Friday, January 18, 1935 Wdnesday, u May 6, 1998
Carl Christian Hansen was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
on Friday, January 18, 1935 to Golda Viola Hall and Jens Christian
Hansen. He grew up in that neighborhood of the island that qualifies
him to be known as a Born Savenero. In other words, he was dutifully
raised in Savan a Sone Savenero. Carl was a student of the U.S.
Virgin Islands public school system in the district of St. Thomas St.
Upon entry into the world of work, Carl's first place of employment
was at Mr. Faulkner's Taxi Station as telephone operator/dispatcher.
He later accepted employment with the government of the Virgin
Islands in the early 1950s and was assigned as messenger in the Office
of the Tax Assessor. Subsequently, Carl returned to the private sector
as a employee of Bata Store which later changed ownership to Dan
Ric's. Carl continued in their employ for a span of 25 years, during
which time he was promoted to store manager, a position he held up
until the business discontinued operations.
Carl Christian Hansen was a sports enthusiast who followed base-
ball, basketball, cricket, horse racing and varied other sports. Often
times, he could be heard voicing his opinion, with much enthusiasm,
among his friends, relative to the
Outcome of a particular sporting
event. Carl was equally verbal
and vocal about political issues or
of the politics of the day.
In retrospect, in an attempt to
be all inclusive as we reminisce on
Carl's life span with us, in 1956
S. Carl was married to Dolores Chris-
Stian of St. Croix/ and from this
union came two children, Beryl
Patricia, and Carl Jr. Following
the termination of this marriage,
Carl returned to St. Thomas where
S'he subsequently met and enjoyed
"a relationship with Elmina
S Yearwood. A son was born of this
union and his name is Edwin Hansen.
Carl Christian Hansen was in pursuit of a soulmate. A young lady
with whom he could walk the rest of the way through life as a life mate.
He saw, he stopped, he listened! He reached out, he appealed, and
then he prayed. He was convinced that his search had ended. He
proposed to the winsome Yvonne Matthew. She acquiesced, she con-
sented, she agreed and so, they embarked together on a journey of
thirty-three years of happily wedded bliss with its many ups and
downs, mostly ups, praise God.
During the early years of their marriage, Yvonne's youngest sister
Marilyn, while attending school, came to live with them. Both Carl and
Yvonne were intensely fond of her and soon instituted adoption pro-
ceedings through the courts and were successful in becoming the adop-
tive parents of Marilyn Matthew who became known as Marilyn Hansen.
In the later years of their marriage, both Carl and Yvonne suffered
debilitating illnesses, sufficient to cause them to question why, but
they would not go there. Instead, they sent their prayers up to the
Lord seeking His mercy and begging His forgiveness. That they were
continuously able to find happiness and wedded bliss in their marriage
is rather compelling testimony to their profound faith in their Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. Yvonne, Carl's widow, sits here among us today, a
true believer, who has never lost faith in her beloved Savior, not once,
never. And she is the one most responsible for bringing Carl home to
Jesus before it was too late. Today we can all rejoice in the knowledge
that Carl went to join his Savior in a resignation of total peace.
Carl Christian Hansen was blessed with a tremendous amount of
love. At his bedside at the hospital, there were many visitors who came
to pray with him, to fellowship with him, to tend to him. His dear wife,
Yvonne, his many siblings, namely Diane Hansen-Reovan, many friends
and other relatives came to visit him, with an outpouring of love. The
real beauty of all these ongoing occurrences over time is that Carl was
fully cognizant of all of the love which you conveyed to him during all of
your visits. Isn't that wonderful? My fellow mourners, it is indeed
wonderful when we are kind and loving to one another.
On Wednesday, May 6, 1998, Carl quietly expired from this life to
await a joyful awakening with the Lord. He was a devoted husband, a
loving and generous father, grandfather, uncle, son, brother and friend.
May he rest in peace.
Order of Service
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
PRAYER .............................. Pastor Alger B. Warren
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN ............. It Is Well With My Soul
SCRIPTURES: Psalm 121 ................ Marilyn Hansen Daley
SCRIPTURES: Rev. 20:11-15 .................. Donald Matthew
FAMILY SONG ............................ Matthew Family
EULOGY ............................... Gerald E. Hodge, Sr.
SOLO ..................................... Glentis Matthew
RHEMA (The Spoken Word) ................. Minister Oral Hazel
CALL TO CHRIST
THE LORD'S PRAYER
RECESSIONAL SONG ............ Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Keith Hansen, Roy Hansen, Philmore Hansen,
Carl Hansen, Jr., Floyd Hansen, Edwin Barr,
Alvin Canton, Melvin Hodge
Gen. Rudolph Francis, Cleve Hansen, Hector Rosario,
Louis Hughes, Donald Matthews, Carlton Matthews,
Glentis Matthews, Alfredo Hodge
Farewell to my beloved Carl ... To my dearest, beloved husband
Carl, with whom I have spent thirty-three wonderful years. Together,
we have walked hand in hand, and those days can never be forgotten.
Perhaps the most unforgettable memories are those directly related to
your ongoing expressions of love, your kind compassion, the tenderness
you spontaneously displayed as you tended and cared for me through-
out the years of my many illnesses. And your readiness to share with
me at all times, your understanding and patience, even at the lowest of
my days, you have always shown me love and compassion.
I am glad to know that before your passing, you accepted the Lord
Jesus as your Savior. Our last talk together was an assurance that we
will meet again at the rapture. With my sincerest love intact, I'll see
Lovingly, Yvonne Matthew Hansen
Beloved Son and Brother Carl Death is one constant when it
comes it brings so much sorrow and heartache. The passing of our
dearly beloved Carl has done just that and left a void in our family. We
will miss his laughter and dry sense of humor and long conversations.
We cherish the thought that we will meet him again in glory. But we
know he is relief from his anguish and suffering. He was always
available and attentive to the needs of his family, which was always
appreciated. May Carl rest peacefully until he comes face to face with
his joyful reunion with the Lord.
Love, Muddie, brothers and sisters, and all of the Hansen family
The Last Visit... On Thursday, April 30, 1998, when a brother and
I visited Carl in the Roy L Schneider Hospital, I had no idea that was to
be our last visit this side of earth. He was in very good spirits and
talked at length about his earthly life, his new found experience in
Christ Jesus, and how he planned to serve his "Lord God Almighty."
He related how a visiting friend had taken a picture for him to enjoy,
but upon seeing the picture, he told him that he had no use for it,
because his eyes were for the Lord only. "I've nothing else to do in this
world, but to serve God," he said. His plans were big. He promised to
attend church regularly, and if he was invited, he would be ready when
the person comes for him, not getting ready. He also emphasized that
he did not care about being all dressed-up, he just wanted to go to serve
When we joined hands to pray, as we usually did on our visits, he did
not just say Amen at the end of the prayer. Instead, he prayed as if it
were from deep down within him. He asked the Lord to forgive him for
anything that he had ever done wrong, and to wash away all his sins.
Carl surely blessed our hearts through his testimony and his prayers
on that last visit. May he enjoy the presence of the Lord.
Brother Carl, as I affectionately called him, displayed many good
personalities. Carl was kind, loving and friendly. He was jovial and so
funny that one could have characterized him as the family comedian.
Whenever he was around all sadness eventually turned to joy.
Carl fought a long, hard battle and won. How? Because Carl ac-
cepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour. There-
fore. Carl has gained entrance into that Heavenly Kingdom, a long
white robe, and those golden slippers, which Carl will use as he enters
the Pearly white gate. We loved Brother Carl, but Jesus loved him best.
To the rest of the Family, let us all live for Christ so that we too will
be reunited with Brother Carl on that Resurrection Morn."
"On that resurrection morning, soul and body meet again. No more
sorrow, no more weeping, no more pain."
Edwita "Tin Tin" Hart, Beloved Sister
Sister Yvonne ... There are no words that will ease your pain just
now. As your pastor, I can only offer you the promise that God offers
each of us -- the assurance that Brother Carl is now in the embrace of
our heavenly Father. John 5:24 says: I assure you, most solemnly I tell
you, the person whose ears are open to My Words -- who listens to My
message -- and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him
Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into
judgment -- does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under
condemnation -- but he has already passed over out of death into life.
Praise the Lord! Sister Yvonne, Brother Carl was a hearer, believer
and confessor of God's Word. At this moment, he enjoys an understand-
ing of God that you and I cannot even imagine. Please take comfort in
As a member of the Body of Christ, we are here for you whenever
you need us to love, comfort and support you especially during this
saddest of times. Lean on us and hold firm in your faith. You are in our
Pastor Alger B. Warren