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Obituary: Hyrum Dee Hansen

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Hyrum Dee Hansen 1912 ~ 2005 Hyrum Dee Hansen, 92, of Ft. Green, UT, died Jan. 16, 2005 in his home of natural causes. Hyrum Dee Hansen was born March 5, 1912 in Ft. Green, UT. Hyrum Dee was a member of the LDS Church. He graduated from Moroni High School and Utah State University. He met his sweetheart, Mary Anne Butler, in Logan, while attending Utah State University and was married June 8, 1938 in the Logan Temple. After graduating from Utah State University, he began working for the USDA and SCS. His first appointment was in Safford, AZ. When the US entered World War II, Hyrum Dee joined the Navy. He served his country in this capacity from April 1944 to Oct 1945 in the Pacific Theater. After the War, Hyrum Dee returned to his chosen career, Soil Conservation. In 1946 he was transferred to Lehi, UT, then in 1958 to Castle Dale, UT. Hyrum Dee retired in 1973 after 35 years with the Soil Conservation Service. Following his retirement, he moved back to the family farm in Ft. Green, UT, where he has enjoyed farming and working with animals since that time. Hyrum Dee has been involved in church work throughout his life and was active in the Lions Club for 55 years. Survived by 11 children: Deanna (Odell) Rice, Malad, ID; Marilyn (Peter) Hansen, Ivins, UT; Carol (Tom) Wayman, Manti, UT; Richard (Carol) Hansen, Glendale, AZ; David (Rolayne) Hansen, Modesto, CA; Glen (Jill) Hansen, New Harmony, UT; Gail Petersen, Inkom, ID; Elizabeth (Michael) Ward, Monmouth, OR; Jane (Rian) Anderson, Fairview, UT; Niels Hansen, Ogden, UT; Rebecca (Lynn) Larson, Price, UT; three sisters: Verl Brady, Las Vegas, NV; Rachel Syme, Ft. Green, UT and Dora Spencer, Bountiful, UT. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Hyrum Hansen; wife, Mary Annie Butler Hansen; brother Lloyd Hansen and sisters, Beth Anderson and Doris Hansen. Funeral services Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ft. Green LDS Chapel. Friends may call Fri. from 6-8 p.m. and Sat. from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the church. Interment in the Ft. Green Cemetery.