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Obituary: Demont (Dee) B. Hansen

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Demont (Dee) Boley Hansen, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, passed away July 26, 2000.

Demont was born May 14, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother and father brought him to American Fork, Utah when he was six months, where he grew up. His family spent summers on the backside of Timpanogas while his father worked the mines. Camping and riding horses in American Fork Canyon were some favorite times of his childhood. As a young man, Demont served four years in the US Navy.

He was a free spirit, a true individual. His spirit and individuality was expressed in his love of art, painting, photography, skiing in the Wasatch mountains, hiking and camping in Cardiff, love of the Spanish language, playing Chess (Demont was nationally ranked), swimming, and most of all the love of his family.

In 1935, Demont attended John Herron Art School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned a Masters Degree in Fine Art and throughout his life achieved recognition and appreciation for his exceptional talent.

While in Indiana, he met Virginia Smith and they married in 1937. Together, Demont and Virginia built a life filled with love, great friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Married 63 years. They traveled extensively and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Demont owned and operated Davidson Sales and Service and Hansen graphics for 35 years. A well respected professional in the printing industry, his contributions included helping to develop printing departments for the University of Utah, BYU, the Utah State Prison and various Utah School districts.

Survived by his wife, Virginia; five children Dennis, Rick (Karen), DeAnn (Bob), Rheni, and Sean (Daphne), 9.6 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two children, Monty and Sandra.

A special thanks to Highland Care Center.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 29th, 2000, 1 p.m. at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine Street (700 E.).

We love you and will miss you, you were our hero.