Harvey DeLome Hansen, 1949 Yale Avenue in Salt Lake City, died October 2, 1990 at age 91, of causes incident to age.
Born January 19, 1899 in Brigham City, Utah to Joseph F. and Lana Griske Nelson Hansen. He married Elva Blackburn on June 8, 1922 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and they had four children. She died June 25, 1973. He remarried on January 11, 1974 to Mattie Facer Turville.Mr. Hansen developed business and real estate interest over a period spanning 70 years. As a young man he sold washing machines in the mining camps of Salt Lake and Tooele counties. In 1939 he established HANCO Furniture at 70l South State Street. HANCO thrived for 30 years. He retired on his 70th birthday, but continued to develop real estate interests. A devoted naturalist and horseman, Mr. Hansen donated land at the mouth of Parley's Canyon to Salt Lake City to establish a Nature Park, now known as Hansen Hollow. Mr. Hansen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission from 1919-1921 in England. He preached the virtues of clear thinking and self reliance. He is a veteran of World War I serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie; two daughters, one son and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Woolf, Mrs. Emanuel (Nan) Floor, Thomas F. (wife, Beverly) Hansen, and Mrs. Richard (Rosalyn) Hansen, all of Salt Lake City; five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Afton Saxton, Helena, Montana; Mrs. Lena Pack, Mrs. Ruth Hale, both Salt Lake City; Mrs. Melba Shand, Midway (Wasatch County), Utah; Mrs. Mary Larsen, Salt Lake City; and Dr. Heber J. Hansen of Palo Alto, California; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by a son, Richard B. Hansen; two grandsons, John and Daniel Floor; sisters, Berma Lawrence, Eulalia Kearl, and brothers, Homer, Whitney, and Vear Hansen.
Funeral services Saturday, October 6th, at 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Friday evening 7-8 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Hansen Hollow Fund, c/o Director of City Parks, 1965 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.
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