Alice Frances Demske Hansen|
1978 ~ 2012
Our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend Alice Frances Demske Hansen, 33, died Wednesday, May 9 in Orem of a severe infection after giving birth.
Alice was born August 22, 1978 in Winter Park, Florida, the eldest child of Gary and Davideen Demske. She grew up in Coppell, Texas and studied piano performance in London, UK at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music where she received a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, and Graduate Performance degree, respectively. She married her sweetheart Kurt Charles Hansen in the Mount Timpanogos LDS temple on January 2, 2007. She finished her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2008 while pregnant with their first child.
She is survived by her husband Kurt, and three beautiful children: Kurt Charles Hansen Jr. ("Charlie"), 3; Edward Gary Hansen, 1; and Frances Pauline Hansen, 1 week. She is also survived by her parents, a sister Hilary, a brother Arthur, and many relatives and friends, all of whom loved and admired her very much.
Although Alice had many extraordinary musical accomplishments, she was first and foremost a devoted wife and full-time mother. She loved families and sang the hymn "Families Can Be Together Forever" every night to her little boys. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, always serving devotedly in her callings. She was filled with pure love for everyone she knew, and was passionate about their joy and success more than her own. She always wanted to do the right thing in whatever she did. She loved to read, be with her family, and to spend time and go on walks with her husband.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14 at the LDS chapel at 1600 N 900 E in Provo, UT 84604. A visitation with the family will be held there that morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Her interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News on May 12, 2012