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Obituary: Phil L. Hansen

1911 ~ 2004

RICHFIELD, UT - <! > Phil Leslie Hansen of Richfield, Utah, on September 30, 2004, made his final journey to our Heavenly Father at age 92.

Phil and his companion and sweetheart of 72 years, Mada have been taking care of each other until Phil's health failed to the point Mada took care of all his needs. We thank you mother for your loving care of Dad.

Phil was born November 11, 1911 in Richfield, Utah to Peter Christian and Mary Ann Jensen Hansen. Phil married Mada Spafford, the love of his life December 2, 1931 in the Manti LDS Temple. Phil and Mada had three children, Lavona (Neal) Morley, Salt Lake City, Phillip Lee (Jan) Hansen, Las Vegas, Nevada, Robert Dale (Ellen) Hansen, Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchil-dren; three great great-grandchil-dren.

Phil was a very gentle caring man. He loved his family very much and in turn was loved by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Phil was a farmer and he loved being a farmer. Phil served five years in the stake scouting program, young men's president, high priest group leader, executive secretary, and financial clerk for 11 years, counselor in the bishopric at the time the ward chapel (now the Richfield 10th Ward) was being built at which time he helped in the mountains hauling logs for lumber to build the chapel. He was a much loved bishop for five years.

Phil was also secretary of the Republican Party, director of ASCS Mapping Farms, director of Sevier Valley Canals, and on the Richfield City Council for seven years. While on the city council he was a member of the Governor's Advisory Council for health planning.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Melvin, Irene Sorenson, Richard, Maude Jensen, James Ray, Thelma Broadbent, Claire, and Dee; great-grandson, Kurtley Turner. He is survived by his wife, Mada of Richfield; and his three children.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the kind and compassionate staff of IHC Hospice and of Dr. Brett Hilton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 12 noon in the Richfield 10th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary Monday from 6-8 p.m. and again at the Mortuary Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to IHC Hospice in Richfield. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Gunnison. On line guest book at www.maglebymortuary.com