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Dallas Hanks

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Dallas Hanks Obituary
May 11, 1963 ~ June 25, 2014
Burley, Idaho-Dallas A. Hanks, known to family and local friends as "Dewi," died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, after a four year battle with bladder cancer.
Dallas was born May 11, 1963, and grew up on the family farm west of Burley. He graduated from Burley High School and served an LDS Mission to England. He then graduated from Brigham Young University and taught Biology at Utah Valley State College (now UVU). He received a Master's of Science degree in 1991 and a PhD in 2010 from Utah State University.
Dallas was the founder of USU's Center for Agronomic and Woody Biofuels where he shared his innovative biofuels project ideas by using untillable land to grow biofuel feedstock plants. Dallas carried on his scientific ingenuity by trying new cancer treatments and continuing to fight to the very end.
He is survived by his parents, Phil and Buelah Hanks of Burley, Idaho; one sister, DeEtte (George) Shaw of Marietta, Ga.; one brother, Scott (Debi) Hanks of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and his nieces and nephews who dearly loved him.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Kay Hanks, and Douglas Lee Hanks; and a stillborn sister.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Star LDS Church, 100 S. 200 W., of Burley, with Bishop Chris Seibold officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund. www.biodieselfoundation.org
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 26, 2014
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