Ayse (Iris) G. Hanson


Ayşe (Iris) G. Hanson ne Köprülü (80) Born 11 January 1943 in Istanbul, Turkey passed away 22 January 2023 in Aurora, Colorado.

Iris was a descendent of a prominent Ottoman Turkish family - Köprülü. Raised in Istanbul, Turkey, she attended private schools and was a public servant on the Island of Büyükada, also referred to as the “Princess Island.”

A devoted military wife, mother, grandmother. Ayşe was married for 56 years to Kenneth Hanson of Adrian, North Dakota. Over the 22 year military service Ayşe & Kenneth moved multiple times, each time presented with unique challenges depending on location. Where ever the location, she made it home.

Ayşe is survived by her husband, Daughter; Michelle Bradley, Green River WY, Son; Michael (Susan), Centennial, CO; Son; Ryan-Michael (Emily) Thorton, CO and grandson Levent and Spencer, two sisters, four sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law. She is preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

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