Darrel Chancy Hansen, 80, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 13, 1933, in Lewisville to Chancy Hans Hansen and Edith Viola Forsgren Hansen. He was raised and attended schools in Lewisville. He attended Midway High School and graduated from Rigby High School. He continued his education at Idaho State University, then graduated with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Brigham Young University.
On Dec. 20, 1954, he married Margaret Doxey in the Logan LDS Temple. They were later divorced.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1955. He graduated from flight school and retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel.
He then returned to school to receive his teaching certificate. He taught earth science and geography at Shelley Jr. High School.
On March 23, 1984, he married Lisa Young McCarrey in Idaho Falls. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on April 26, 1985.
Darrel was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as ward clerk, executive secretary and in the Seventies and High Priest Group. He enjoyed shooting, camping, woodworking and radio-controlled planes.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hansen of Idaho Falls; daughter, Julie (Edmond) Taylor of Price, Utah; sons, Steven (Julianne) Hansen of Prattville, Ala., Eric (Katherine) Hansen of Meridian, Idaho, and Wayne (Michelle) Hansen of Salem, Utah; sisters, Bonnie Savage of Hamer and Veona Hayes (Larry) Hendrick of Lewisville; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 11, at the Idaho Falls 9th Ward LDS Chapel, 395 Second St. in Idaho Falls. The family received friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and will also receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. today prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.