Micah Ian Hansen|
Our Beloved Son
Our sweet angel Micah Ian Hansen returned to the arms of Heavenly Father on April 17, 2014, in San Diego, California, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Salt Lake City, on August 11, 2003 to Melissa Bennion and Brett Hansen. His birth was the very best and happiest day of his parent's lives.
One word embodies Micah: Love. He had a huge, beautiful heart and touched the lives and hearts of so many during his brief stay here on the Earth. Those who knew him best will always remember his amazing, crushing bear hugs, sweet smile, wonderful sense of humor, and quick wit. He was truly the light of our lives. His brilliant light and love will forever burn brightly within our hearts and memories.
He loved all of his family dearly, especially his mother who was his very best friend and confidant. He loved his father deeply and looked forward to spending time with him, Grandma and Grandpa Hansen, and his cousins as much as possible. Micah shared a very special bond with his Grandma Hurst and cherished the times he got to go over to her house to hang out with her and play with her two dogs Lacey and Jasper. Micah's Grandma Hurst and Aunt Laura lovingly devoted much of their time caring for Micah during the first years of his life, which I know Micah cherished.
Micah was passionate about gaming, apps, and electronics and happily spent hours playing them. He was so excited to receive an iPod Touch last Christmas, even though what he really wanted was an iPhone. He was so excited to learn that he could make calls and text via an app on his iPod. It was so sweet to receive his "How R U's" and "Love U's". He especially loved Minecraft, and constructed the most expansive, complex, intricate and beautiful worlds. He would definitely be classed as an expert crafter. Micah and I sometimes spoke about Heaven and what it would be like. We determined that not only those we have so loved and have gone before will be there waiting for us, but the things we loved most during our earthly lives as well. I know Micah's love for gaming lives on.
Micah attended McMillian Elementary, having nearly completed the 5th grade. He loved to learn and excelled in many areas in school, but especially Math and Language. His very favorite subject was Math. He looked forward to the daily camaraderie he shared with his many friends at school and the Boys and Girls Club of South Valley. He also dearly loved his Primary friends and teachers, bishop, and fellow ward members. My faith and your investment of genuine love and concern for my son are what planted the seeds of his testimony firmly in his heart and got him excited about attending the temple and serving a mission one day. That the Lord called him home early is a testament that Micah's great and noble spirit was needed more in Heaven than here. You got to serve your mission earlier than you thought, Buddy! We know you are thrilled and we are so proud of you, sweet baby!
Micah is survived by his parents, Melissa and Brett (Mandi), Grandparents Lillie Hurst and John and Terry Hansen, Aunts Cherie, Aimee, Laura (Brad), and Uncles John, Chris, Sean (Kim), and Eric, Cousins Kylie, Evie, Trevor, Darren, Zachary, Jesse, Jenica and Jazlyn, and Great Grandmothers Erma Hurst and Roma Hansen, as well as a large extended family. Micah is predeceased by Great Grandparents Thomas Addison Bennion, Rodney and Maurine Elg and William Hansen.
We would like to thank the staff at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego for their excellent, loving care of Micah during the valiantly fought last four days of his life, especially nurse Erin Goryl. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the LDS Missionary Fund.
We love you Micah Man! We look forward to our great reunion day! "Till We Meet!"
A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Funeral Home, located at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 South), South Jordan, UT 84095 on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held the following day at 12:00 noon with a viewing from 10:30-11:30 am at the Homestead Chapel located at 5605 S. Vine Street, Murray, UT 84107. Micah will be interred at Elysian Burial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 23, 2014