1929 ~ 2013|
After a long battle with Mesotheleoma cancer our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Gordon M. Hansen, age 84, returned home to our Heavenly Father's arms on Sept. 24, 2013. He was born on Sept. 2, 1929 to Etta May and Clarence Hansen. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by 1 brother, Kay O. (Margaret) Hansen; and sister-in-law, Norma Hansen.
He attended school in Fountain Green and later moved to Nephi, Utah, graduating from Juab High School. He attended 3 1/2 years at Salt Lake Trade Tech and received a Master Plumber's Certificate. He was a member of Plumbing and Pipefitters Local Union 140 for 59 years. He was on the State Board of Mechanical Contractors for 4 years. He was VP of KOH Mechanical. Dad served for 33 months in the US Army during the Korean War.
In 1953 he married Chloanelle Jackson in Elko, NV. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They had 6 children, Pam (Dave) Dudley, Vickie (Dave) Crook, Karen (Mark) Wardle, Kenra (Darrell) Keddington, Clair (Roxanne) Hansen, and Harvey (Casey) Hansen. He has 22 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren with 3 on the way.
Our Dad worked hard for his family and always gave his love and support. The family was always very important to Dad. He met Elaine Holman who has been a wonderful companion to him for the last 7 years. She has been by his side caring for his every need. The family is very grateful for her service, and the love and compassion she has shown for our Dad. We would also like to thank Debbie with Horizon Hospice. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty. We have learned to love her as family and Dad loved her as well.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Chloanelle Hansen; his parents; 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Bellview Ward, 1050 E. Galena Dr., Sandy UT. A viewing will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church and Friday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Midvale, UT. Interment, Lake Hills Memorial Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, 2013