Gary Hansen working on a trail to the Jonathan Mine building for the Ouray Trail Group. Photo by Karen Risch
By Sheridan Block
After a thirteen-month battle against cancer, Gary Hansen of Ouray passed away at home on Friday, July 5.
A well-loved member of the community, Hansen is remembered as a passionate, dedicated, and eccentric individual. He loved adventure and innovation as much as he loved his family and his community.
Having worked as an electronics research engineer before retiring to Ouray in 2002, Hansen was one for ingenuity. His eldest daughter Carli Hansen recalled several inventions he came up with, including a makeshift hovercraft made out of a sheet of wood and a leaf blower.