Demont Hansen

Demont Hansen passed peacefully on March 24, 2015.  Demont was born on October 5, 1921 at the family home in Monroe, Utah to Ernest Thomas Hansen and Lora Jane Farmer Hansen.  Demont was the 7th of 9 children.  At the age of 17, he fibbed about his age and joined the 222nd Field Artillery, Utah National Guard and was called to active duty in March of 1941.  They were sent to the European Theater of Operations landing on Normandy Beach on the day after D-day.  Then he served a tour of duty with Paton’s 3rd  Army at the Battle of the Bulge.  After returning home from his duty, he met and married Doris Jean Mangum on December 24, 1946 in Ely, Nevada.  Demont and Doris have four children – Holly J (Jim) Guard; Ferrel D (Jacki) Hansen; Heidi J (Dennis) Reid; and Monte D (Christine) Hansen. Demont has 15 grandchildren – Ken (Jana) Guard, Troy Guard, Sean Hansen, Nicole (Greg) Kudrna, Brent Johnson, Jessica (Gracian) Uhalde, Darren (Tami) Reid, Echo Reid, Garrett Reid, Kyra (Devon) Reardon, Gage Hansen, Jamin Hansen, Kurtis Hansen, Cody (Samantha) Crowther, and Baylee Hogan.   He has 12 great grandchildren – Trystan Guard, Breaunna Guard, KJ Guard, Kadin Guard, Austin Guard, Taryn Hansen, Payton Lovec, Rylie Lovec, Faith Uhalde, Lainee Reid, Drake Reid, and Brynlee Crowther.

Demont was preceded in death by his parents and the following siblings:  Ferrel Hansen, Montez Haslem, Thursell Hansen, Nina Cracraft, Bernice Ellis, Idonna Christensen and Betty Jean Hofheins.

He is survived by one brother – Bud Darwin Hansen of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Demont had numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.

Demont was an avid hunter and horseman and loved spending time on his property and at his horse corrals.  He was the best father anyone could ask for and a perfect husband.  He owned and operated Hansen’sTexaco at the west end of Ely for over 45 years – he was a great businessman, known for the excellent service he provided his customers (the jokes were always free!)

Family was always the most important part of Demont’s life.  He loved not only his family, but loved and helped take care of many extended family members, friends, and even strangers.

Services will be held at the LDS Stake Center on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00.  A viewing will be held at the Stake Center from 10:00 to 10:45. Demont Hansen1

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  1. RIP Demont, you will be missed. Prayers and blessing to your family.

  2. LtCol Gerald Cooper, USMC(Ret) says:

    So very sad we had to loose this wonderful man. I will never forget the kindness he extended to me growing up. Always a friendly word and never too busy at the Texaco Station to just say hi! I will never forget the credit he extended me when I was short of change when filling up my scooter or the horses he let me ride out to the Gap. My sincerest condolences to all of his family. Rest in peace my friend. From this old Marine to one of the Greatest Generation, Semper Fi!

  3. David Ferrel Hansen says:

    As my Great Uncle, DeMont convinced me that it was he and General Patton that liberated Europe …. In that order. I will miss him until we meet again.

  4. Kathryn P says:

    So sorry to hear of Demont’s passing. He was a very good friend to my father and our family has many fond memories of him and his family. We all thought very highly of him. Prayers to you.

  5. Linda Gregersen says:

    My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  6. Gary and Debbie Reck says:

    Dear Mrs. Hansen and family, so sorry for your loss… God Bless You.

  7. Donette Oxborrow Smith says:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. I will never forget being his great big smile whenever I went to his gas station. Even when I went home for a visit he always had a warm welcome home. God bless your family. I will be keeping you in my prayers and close to my Heart.

  8. Janet Martineau says:

    Dear Hansen Family

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man, always had a smile. I remember him riding his horse in the 4th of July Parade from the time I was little. His smile was always there. Dear friend Holly, I am thinking of you and hope the wonderful memories you have of your dad will help heal the hurt of his passing.

    Janet Martineau

  9. Danny Benson says:

    Demont Hansen, Herb Adams and Jim Benson are together on horseback once again, riding the hills of heaven. Happy Trails Fellas – until we meet again!

  10. Linda Norcross says:

    I am ver sorry about your father’s passing. I am also sorry this is late. You had such a wonderful family when you were young. Both your parents were the best.

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