Lewis DeMar Hansen was born December 31, 1933, embarked on his journey to heaven on October 21, 2023, at the age of 89. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
DeMar was born in Logan Utah to Evelyn and Harold Hansen. He was the third of seven children and was raised in Amalga Utah on their family farm. DeMar's childhood was filled with the simple joys of exploring the river bottoms, hunting, fishing, often accompanied by his faithful dog Skipper. He learned the value of hard work at a young age on the farm with his mother, father, and siblings.
His life took a significant turn when he met Marva Kay Shaffer on a blind date at a Golden Green Ball. Marva was impressed with his good looks and sweet charm.
Shortly after their meeting, DeMar served in the army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he was overjoyed to find that Marva had waited for him, and they were married in the Logan Temple on June 30, 1955.
Settling in Salt Lake City, DeMar attended barber school and their family blossomed with the arrival of their children Ross and Gina. However, the call of farm life beckoned, and the family returned to Amalga, where daughters Lori and Bonnie completed their family.
Tragedy struck in 1973 when DeMar lost his only son and best friend, Ross, to illness, altering the course of their dreams of farming together. This was heartbreaking for everyone; It then became the farmer and his three daughters working alongside each other for several more years. In 1983 DeMar and Marva sold their farm and moved to Logan and DeMar started a second career in real estate.
Despite the hardships, the light returned to DeMar's heart with the arrival of his grandchildren. He was a very loving and attentive Grandfather. His grandchildren were everything to him and he created countless memories through backyard campouts, fishing trips to Alaska, family parties, and daily check-ins. Upon retirement he spent countless hours oil painting and enjoyed painting wildlife, scenery, and the Tetons. For many years DeMar and Marva enjoyed escaping the winter months to the desert landscape of Arizona. DeMar's life centered around family, friends, and community, often assuming the role of self-appointed President of the various clubs he created. He brought such joy through his teasing and infectious sense of humor. Anyone who knew him probably received a call from him while he was sitting in his "thinking chair" coming up with new and bright ideas for everyone. His absence leaves such a void for family and friends.
DeMar is survived by his three daughters Gina Tingey, Lori Munk (Rod), Bonnie Quezada (Ramon), 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Siblings- brother Kenneth Gene, sisters MarJean Petersen, Rhonda Gleed and Evelyn Kaye Robertson.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Marva, son Ross, brother Harold Lennis Hansen and sister Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hillyard.
DeMar's funeral service is under the direction of White Pine Funeral Services and will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Riverside Ward LDS Church house, 325 Lauralin Drive, Logan, Utah. A visitation to see his family will be held prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at the church. The interment will be at the Smithfield City Cemetery.
DeMar's service can be viewed via Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83330976445
Our family would like to give special thanks to CNS Home Health and Hospice in Logan and Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Arizona for their tender loving care to us and our father.