Myra Bell Ullman Hansen
1946 - 2018
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1946 ~ 2018
Our cherished Myra Bell Ullman Hansen passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2018.
The world became a happier place December 19, 1946 when Myra was born into the loving home of Millard Ansel Ullman and Grace Irene Tolbert Ullman. Myra enjoyed the small town life of her childhood in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She took pride in the historical significance of the countryside and her ability to recite the full tour of Gettysburg.
After graduating from Waynesboro High, Myra headed west to attend Utah State University, where she earned a degree in Social Work with a minor in Recreational Activities. Born a natural leader, Myra served two terms as the Sigma Kappa Sorority President.
Acknowledging their special relationship, Edwin L. Hansen and Myra were married on September 13, 1969 and became one in heart and deed. They exemplified a marriage of selfless love, service, humor and loyalty. Devoting time to family and their testimonies of Jesus Christ were of utmost importance to them.
Early in Myra's career she served as Director of Neighborhood House, where she was instrumental in the creation of the adult day care. Myra attributed much of the family's successes to those early years at Neighborhood House. Later in life she was honored to contribute as the President of the board. Maintaining her lifelong advocacy for children, she left her mark as Director of Holladay Preschool.
Her philanthropic heart combined with her sound understanding of policy and procedures led her to many leadership opportunities. She served as President of the Junior League of Salt Lake City. Eager to continue learning, Myra treasured her association with the University of Utah, including the Educational Resource Development Council and the Board of the College of Social Work. Town Club held a special place in her heart. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous capacities.
To know Myra is to love her. Myra's unconditional love reached the hearts of all that knew her. Her confidential listening ear, words of encouragement and cheerful demeanor drew others near. Consistently, she left people better off and believing in themselves. She was a ray of hope, as she defied odds and courageously defeated cancer twice, a true medical miracle. Her diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease proved she is one in a million.
Myra's eternal companion, Ed, precedes her in death. She is survived by her children and grandchildren, of whom she was incredibly proud and involved: children Michael U. Hansen (Allison) and Gina Hansen Larson (Scott) and grandchildren Sophie A. and Millie U. Hansen and Ririe Scott, Ansel Edwin and Bell Hope Larson. She is also preceded in death by her parents and sisters Shirley Painter (Thomas) and Nancy Harman.
Funeral services will be held at Valley View LDS 10th Ward building Wednesday, December 5 at noon. The family will receive visitors at the ward house Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10-11:30 am. In honor of Myra, find opportunities to unconditionally love and listen. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Neighborhood House.

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Published in Deseret News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2018.
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Valley View LDS 10th Ward building
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Valley View LDS 10th Ward building
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Valley View LDS 10th Ward building
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December 9, 2018
I have fond memories of my lifelong friend, Myra. In 1952, I sat behind her in Mrs. Gorman's first grade class. She taught me to never ever pull on a girls pigtails. We were close friends all through school and I was in her wedding party when she and Ed were married in a backyard ceremony at her home in Waynesboro, PA. I last saw Myra a number of years ago when my wife and I traveled to Salt Lake City. We'll always remember visiting with her and the tour she gave us of Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. I'll cherish the many memories of Myra.
December 4, 2018
I've known Myra since the 80s when we were both doing good works in the Junior League of Salt Lake. She was a person who always tried to be helpful. She wanted to have a sense of the people around her, ensure a comfort level and build consensus when working with others. Since that time, I have continually circled back to having Myra in my life. Her loss will be long felt. Soar with the angels, dear Myra. God Speed.

Jolie Coleman Hardy
December 3, 2018
The heavens are rejoicing in receiving such a good person, I treasure my association with Myra and Ed and all the sweet memories, We will keep all of you, her dear family in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa and Gordon Holladay
December 3, 2018
Myra we will miss your big smile. Nola Lybbert
December 2, 2018
I met Myra Hansen when she served as director for the young children's program at Neighborhood House. While completing my college education, she inspired me to change the course of my education to Social Work. She exemplified the terms of living a meaningful and purpose driven life. She was an inspiration to us all.
Daniel Mahler
December 1, 2018
Myra was one in a million! She shared her talents with many as she walked down the pathway of her amazing life. My fond memories in Jr. League, having play dates with her children and enjoying The Cottonwood Country Club will stay with me forever.
I Love you, Myra......till we meet again!
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
To know Myra was to love her She was truly everyone's best friend
I will miss her greatly.
Carlyn Sweet
November 30, 2018
Myra was an amazing woman! She was such a model of grace, wisdom, understanding, kindness, love, and friendship. My life was greatly enriched by knowing her. One classy lady! Love you Myra.

Love, Anita Rice
November 29, 2018
•I was deeply saddened by the news of Myra's passing. I first met Myra in the early '80s when we played together in a bridge group. She was an avid player and I loved it when we were partners. Later, I enjoyed spending time together working on community projects with her in the Junior League of Salt Lake City. She was an outstanding president and her leadership skills helped make our community projects successful. For the past 15 years, I have had the honor of spending time at Town Club with Myra on committees and the board. My heartfelt condolences go to Myra's family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Jan Thorpe
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