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Charles N. Hansen

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Charles N. Hansen 1915 ~ 2009 Charles Nyberg Hansen, 93, passed away May 22, 2009 at his home in Salt Lake of causes incident to age. Born November 28, 1915 in Fairview, Utah to Hans Peter and Selma Nyberg Hansen. He was the youngest of six children and had many wonderful childhood friends in Fairview and Salt Lake City. He married his sweetheart, Lois Ivory of Fountain Green, Utah, May 29, 1943 in the Manti Temple. They had two sons and two daughters and were a devoted couple, celebrating 66 years together on Friday. Charles graduated from the University of Utah in 1940 with degrees in both chemical and metallurgical engineering. He was a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers and upon his retirement from Wasatch Chemical, developed seven patents in the field of de-icing, including some of which were researched and prosecuted pro se. As much as Charles loved to be an inventor, he and Lois also loved to play tennis with their friends. An active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he and Lois served a mission to Oakland, California from 1983 to 1985. He was an instructor in many church classes and served in a bishopric and stake high council. The highlight of his church service was the opportunity to work in the Salt Lake Temple for 20 years with his sweet wife Lois. Charles always considered himself to be a "stay-at-home" person but since he was married to Lois, who was more of a "gypsy," they traveled to Mexico, Israel, Egypt, China, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Scandinavia where he was always "proud to be a Dane." His greatest happiness together with Lois was his family. He was always supportive and "relished" in the various activities and accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, who were the joy of his life and have brought him great happiness. The family would like to thank Tracy and Sidney, angels of mercy, for their help and tender care during these last days and Rick Lake, a long time friend and neighbor who has unselfishly looked after our parents. Survived by his wife, Lois Ivory, his children, C. David (Suzanne Barton), Royal Ivory (Laura Cowley), Marianne (Richard) Jackson, Julie Lynne (Boyd) Jensen; 24 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren and one sister Edith Willardsen. Preceded in death by brothers John Castleton Hansen, Allan Lamont Hansen, Edward LeRoss Hansen, sister Mary Vondella Hansen Hanley, and a grandchild Jill Marie Jensen. Funeral services will be held at the Colonial Hills Ward chapel, 1455 South 1700 East, on Friday May 29th at 12:00 noon. There will be a viewing Thursday evening, May 28th at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. and Friday at the chapel 11:00-11:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 27 to May 28, 2009
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