1957 David 2024

David Farr Hansen

April 3, 1957 — March 30, 2024

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David Farr Hansen, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at home unexpectedly on March 30, 2024, at the age of 66. He was born on April 3, 1957, to Farr Whitney Hansen and Billie Deane Taylor. He was the second of four children. Growing up, his family loved playing golf together, boating, and camping at Colter Bay.

Dave was an incredibly resilient man. He survived childhood illness, loss of his mother at a young age, and ongoing mobility challenges following an ankle injury. Remarkably, he did it all without a word of complaint.

His days at Skyline High School were filled with volleyball, golf, and adventures with friends. These sports and friends became a lifelong source of fun and support for Dave. He shared many enjoyable moments playing golf with his brothers, father, sons, and friends. He loved officiating volleyball and the lasting friendships it brought to his life.

Dave served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. While on his mission his father remarried to JoAnne Lewis, and Dave gained four more siblings from the union. Their blended families created decades of memories, laughter, and love for each other. Gathering almost every Sunday was a tradition learned from his parents and one he continued throughout his life.

After returning from his mission, he attended and graduated from the University of Utah. Later, he earned a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University. He worked for the Utah Division of Water Quality for nearly 40 years. His work involved frequent travel across the state of Utah, so much so that Dave could find nearly any location without looking at a map or using a GPS. He stayed busy after retirement, working as a substitute teacher in the public schools, and loved every minute of it.

He met Heidi Lyon while attending the University of Utah and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on October 1, 1980. They are the proud parents of three sons: Oliver, Taylor, and Nicholas. As a family they enjoyed sports, playful antics, trips to the Grand Tetons (where Dave was always trying to find bears), hard work, and serving others. Dave was always there for his family. He never missed a sporting event for his boys, whether it was soccer, swimming, wrestling, cross country, track and field, or golf. Dave supported Heidi in her many marathons. He could sit and play with his grandchildren for hours, enjoying tea parties and the shooting of toy bows and arrows alike. He was a simple man in the best of ways and so proud of his family.

Dave was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a firm testimony of the gospel and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He went above and beyond in serving in his church callings. His legacy of faith is of great comfort to his family at this time of unexpected loss as they look forward to being reunited someday.

He is survived by his wife, Heidi; his sons, Oliver (Heidi), Taylor (Emily), Nick (Tasha); his sisters, Vickie (Randy) Osborne, Cindy Blair, Cindy (Tom) Costello; his brothers, Brad (Julie) Hansen, David (Peggy) Lewis, Bryan (Becky) Lewis, Mike (Beth) Lewis; and his grandchildren, Addison, Claire, Noah, Sawyer, Ruth, Jane, Titan, Teagan, with one more grandchild on the way.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Friday, April 12th from 10:00 am to 10:45 am, at the Valley View Third Ward Building, 1925 East Gunderson Lane (4101 South), Holladay, Utah 84124. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12th at 11:00 am at the same location. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Services under the direction of Cannon Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the volleyball or golf programs at Olympus High School.  https://olympushighfoundation.org/donate

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