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Clarence Orlando Hansen

January 23, 1931 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 88)

Clarence Orlando Hansen was born January 23, 1931 in Logan, Utah to Lloyd Herbert and Lucy May (Kunz) Hansen. Clar passed away peacefully in Tooele, Utah surrounded by family on February 23, 2019.

He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Elkington Hansen, children; Jerry (Suzie), Kathryn (Matt deceased), Ed (Barbara), Doug, Ron (Susan), Jon (Barb), Alan (Debbie), and Larry (Carolyn). Brothers; Dee and Gordon (Anita), 33 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings; Larue, Eldon, Lucy Mae, Jay, Idonna, Gwen, Darlene, Ron, and two grandchildren.

He grew up in Lewiston, Utah and graduated from North Cache High School. He faithfully served a mission in Long Beach, California, served in the U.S. Army (Korean Conflict), and married the love of his life on January 6, 1953. Clar and Ruth shared 66 years of love, service, and unity.

He worked many jobs in his life, chiefly mechanic and owner of Clar’s Auto Center. Dad enjoyed a life time of scouting (Silver Beaver, District award of merit) and serving the community with love and care for all. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding many callings (Seventy, Bishop, and especially serving the youth). After retirement, Ruth and Clar served in the Leeds England mission fulfilling a life-time dream. They also enjoyed many years serving together in the Salt Lake temple. Dad endured to the end.

A viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Tate Mortuary 110 S Main St. Funeral service on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11 am in the Tooele 4th Ward building 192 W 200 S, with a viewing prior from 9:30 to 10:45. 

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