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1958 Jonathan 2023

Jonathan Hansen

May 6, 1958 — May 21, 2023

Jonathan David Hansen passed away peacefully of cancer on May 21st, 2023, in West Valley City, Utah, at the age of 65. He was born May 6, 1958, to William Drury Hansen and Mary Ellen Hughes Hansen in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jon grew up in Othello, Washington, where he graduated from Othello High School in 1976. He developed his work ethic at a young age, delivering newspapers and working on a farm.

Jon married Muncie Ann Smith, August 18, 1980, after they met at Brigham Young University. Though he was a graduate of Georgia State University, he remained a fairweather BYU football fan for life. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served two years in the Bangkok Thailand Mission, where he fell in love with the people, the food, & the language. On his mission, he was part of a small team that assisted in the translation of the Doctrine & Covenants into the Thai language.

He served in many positions within the Church, but most noteworthy was his passionate leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and the Young Men's program, where he completed the course for his Wood Badge and trained other Scout leaders in Understanding Boy Behavior. He was an incredible role model for the Scouts, who he led on many memorable 50 mile backpacking trips.

Jon was always seeking out his latest adventure. His preferred method of transportation was on two wheels. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was an avid mountain biker. One of his favorite memories was his epic solo cross-country motorcycle trip along the Pacific coast.

Jon spent most of his professional life working in supply chain management. His most recent position was as Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Universal Instruments (Conklin, New York). Previously, he was Vice President of Operations at Eclipse Aerospace (Albuquerque, New Mexico); Director OEM Program Management at Iomega Corporation (Roy, Utah); and Buyer/Purchase Agent at Scientific-Atlanta (Norcross, Georgia).

Of all these accomplishments, nothing was more important to him than his family. He was a family man and known by all as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son.

Jon is survived by his parents; his wife, Muncie; his four children-Tyler, Maureen Andersen (Max), Rebecca, Holly; his siblings-Chris (Nancy), Jeff (Ely), Daniel (Janice), Andrew (Lori), Mary Jane Arnold (Russ); and his grandchildren-Rafe, Claya, Macey, Trey, Josie, and Jaxen.

Evening Public Viewing: Tuesday, May 30 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Rd Taylorsville, Utah

Viewing & Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 31, Public Viewing: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Funeral Service: 12:00 PM Jordan View Chapel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1165 West 2320 South, West Valley City, UT

Graveside Service: to follow at Elysian Gardens,1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, UT.

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Public Viewing

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

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