Colleen Miller Hansen, 91, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She passed peacefully around family in St. George, Utah. She was born in Tremonton, Utah, on November 21st, 1926 to Erma Barbara Frank and Ole Marion Miller. Colleen grew up in Elwood, Utah. She attended Elwood Elementary school where she met Mack Hansen in second grade. They became best friends and sweethearts. She married Mack Ray Hansen on May 30, 1945 in Elwood, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
She graduated from Bear River High School where she was a student officer and a state champion swimmer. Colleen grew up on a farm where she learned to drive a team of horses and loved to ride horses and help her dad round up cattle on their ranch in Montana. She loved being outdoors with her sister and cousins. She learned to fly and loved to take risks, doing unexpected things and going on adventures. She was an artist and loved to work in her flower gardens. She and Mack had many different businesses besides Mack’s Family Drive-In, that took them to places all over the world where they made new friends and had the time of their lives.
Colleen served in many positions throughout her life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved Scouting and the Family History Library. She had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and was looking forward to being with loved ones again. She loved her family and by setting a good example she taught her children to be hard workers and kind people.
Our mother was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings: Barbara and Reed; and son-in-laws; Laron Wardle and Greg Cuskelly. There was a great reunion when she passed!
Colleen is survived by her children: Durand ( Mary) Hansen, Suzann (Laron) Wardle, Robyn (Dean) Shakespear, Jody (Larry) Litchford, Kevin Hansen, Heidi (Greg) Cuskelly, and Clayton (Alyson) Hansen; 20 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and 13 great great grandchildren; siblings: sister, Marilyn (Alan) Holbrook, brother, Richard Miller and sister-in- law Gaelene (Reed) Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Elwood LDS Church, 4865 W 9600 N, Elwood, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm at Rogers @ Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N 100 E, Tremonton, Utah, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Interment, Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, Utah.