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Obituary: HANSEN, THAYNE

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 1 2014 3:23 a.m. MDT

Thayne D. Hansen1959 ~ 2012Thayne Deloy Hansen, 52, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 due to injuries sustained in a tragic automobile-pedestrian accident while working in Draper. Thayne was born August 9, 1959 in Tacoma Washington to Deloy and Rhea Thayne Hansen. He lived in Tacoma, Washington while he grew up, and graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in 1979.He married Deborah Ewing in the Seattle Temple and had three children together; Luke, Trevor, and Melissa (Andy) Holt. They later divorced. Thayne owned Hansen Design Inc. and worked in the industry for over 30 years. He was skilled in the art of tile and hardwood flooring. His attention to detail and ability to create a beautiful floor was something to be admired and he was very proud of his work. He was skilled at every task and was able to fix or design anything he put his mind to. Many homes have been beautified by his skillful hands.He was a devoted father who loved his children and always had a kind word, a gentle laugh, and counsel to give for those who needed him. He was also a wonderful grandfather. No matter how busy he was, he took the time to listen to others. He made friends wherever he went and put people at ease. The saying "enter as guests, leave as friends" applied to Thayne. He was kind, loving, and genuine. He had many friends who will miss him dearly.He was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in many capacities, but his focus was with the youth. He had most recently served as the Young Men's President. He felt the need and desire to help the young men find their place in life. He fulfilled a full-time LDS mission to Birmingham, Alabama in 1979-1981.His passion was being able to run the trails of Bonneville Shoreline with his running partner Shane Stevens and other friends. He participated in many races and completed the Saint George Marathon in 2011 with a personal record. He was scheduled to run a 50K Ultra Marathon Saturday, April 20 in Saint George. This race has been re-named in Thayne's honor and all runners will be wearing a blue ribbon to also honor him. He married his sweetheart and best friend Paula Okey on December 20, 2008. Together they shared the love of the outdoors. Zion National Park was a favorite where they enjoyed hiking many times. They loved running, biking, and just being together. Thayne brought the light back into Paula's eyes with his great love he showed to her and her kids. He is survived by his wife; children; step-children, Erin (Joel) Cluff, Jeni Okey, Spencer (Danielle) Okey, Summer (Sean) Jensen, Evan (Becky) Okey and McKay Okey; mother and siblings, Scott (Pam) Hansen, Kimberly (Randy) Larsen, Renee (Dennis) Steele, Sheridan (William) Sheffield and Leslie (Mike) Kentrolis. He was preceded in death by his father Deloy Hansen. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11 at the Marriott-Slaterville LDS Ward, 250 North 1500 West with Bishop Jerry Stanger officiating. Friends and family may call at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden on Sunday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward building on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Roy City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com