Obituary: Montine B. Hansl |

Obituary: Montine B. Hansl

Montine B. Hansl died peacefully after a short illness on Nov. 20, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Montine had careers in public broadcasting, cable, and business, but also found time to travel widely, living a joyous life full of friendships and adventures. 

She was married first to Peter Clapper and later to Raleigh Hansl, both of whom are deceased. She leaves a loving circle of friends in Vail, Denver, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Honolulu and beyond. A celebration of Montine’s life will be held in Denver on May 3. For more information, contact Susan Harmon at

Many nonprofits have benefited from her contributions over the years. Her passion, though, was for the environment. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Walking Mountains Science Center by visiting or your favorite organization devoted to conserving our environment. To make the most of your contribution to Walking Mountains, donate on Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

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