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Marva Christensen Hanchett, 86, of Richfield, Utah, died April 20, 1995 in Richfield.

She was born December 3, 1908 in Annabella, Utah to Hans Peter and Maud Thurston Christensen. She married Myron N. Hanchett, December 6, 1933 in Parowan, Utah. The marriage was solemnized September 13, 1934 in the Manti LDS Temple. He preceded her in death March 10, 1995. Active member of the LDS Church.Marva graduated from the Salt Lake General Hospital School of Nursing in 1930. She was nursing supervisor in Los Angeles, Calif. hospitals and the Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield. She spent about 10 years in hospital supervision. For nearly a year during World War II, she was the only registered nurse available in Sevier County.

In January 1934, Marva set up the first regular public health program in Sevier County and in April became the first regular Public Health Nurse in the county. In 1957, she became Public Health supervisor for seven counties: Beaver, Garfield, Millard, Sanpete, Juab, Wayne, Sevier.

Shortly before her retirement January 1, 1974, the Utah Public Health Association, during their convention in Salt Lake City, honored her with a lifetime membership in that organization.

She is survived by one son, two daughters, Thann Myron and wife, Stephanie Hanchett, Las Vegas, Nev.; Patricia and husband, Robert Sorenson, Annabella; Trudy and husband, Dr. Jay M. Harris, Idaho Falls, Idaho; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Therion Christensen, Sheldon Christensen, Darwin Christensen, and granddaughter, Becky Ann Sorenson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 1995 at 1 p.m. in the Richfield 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West. Friends may call at the ward chapel on Saturday, 11 to 12:30 p.m. Burtial will be in the Annabella Cemetery. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.

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