December 20, 1934 ~ August 29, 2019

Born in: Portland, Oregon
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Rae Lynn Charlton Hankins, age 84, died in Littleton, Colorado on August 29, 2019 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Rae, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was born on December 20, 1934 in Portland, Oregon. As part of a military family, Rae lived in Oregon, San Francisco, Buffalo, New York, and Kansas City, MO. She also spent time in Japan after World War II with her family as part of her father’s military assignment.

However, she lived the second half of her life in Colorado, where she was a purchasing agent for Lutheran Hospital for 21 years, before retiring in 1998. Rae gave her life to Christ and followed him faithfully for forty years.

Survivors include her children, Steven Charlton Hankins (wife Camille), Lynn Ann Oliver (husband Keith) and James Thomas Hankins (wife Heather).  Grandchildren include Joshua and James Courter, Danielle Hankins, Ryan and Tara Paukune, and Griffen and Zachary Hankins.  She also leaves a sister, Judith Ann Obman.

Rae was preceded in death by her parents Arthur J. Charlton and Janice Strickland Charlton, along with her husband of 25 years, John Thomas Hankins.

A Celebration of Rae’s life will be held on November 2, 2019 in Morrison, Colorado. Further information will be sent out on time and place of the service at a later time

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are welcome at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, 4851 Independence Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Donations may also be made online at


Celebration of Life: November 2, 2019 12:00 am

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Rae Lynn Hankins's name.

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

4851 Independence Street
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
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  1. My prayers are with family members. These two beloved sisters bring back fond memories
    during my youth. Both pictures my cousins remained on our family photo wall for many years.
    Peace and blessings as I fondly remember Rae Lynn and her lovely mother Janice, during my youth,
    while growing up in Oregon City, Oregon.

  2. Dear Lynn and Keith, It is so difficult to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gratefully, we know we will see her again in heaven. She sounds like she was a wonderful and caring person. Blessings, Barb and Mike Sims


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