September 1, 1958 - May 22, 2017
Kathleen Ellyn Kelsey Hansen, 58, passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband and children on May 22nd, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was born on September 1st, 1958 in Salt Lake CIty, Utah. She was raised by her parents, Elsie and Roy Kelsey, in a large family with three brothers and three sisters and graduated from Bountiful High School. After a short period of study at Southern Utah University, Kathy met her sweetheart, Steven Hansen, in the summer of 1978 and they married shortly after on November 1st, 1978 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Kathy was a long-suffering and devoted mother to her six children. She loved her three daughter-in-laws and son-in-law as her own and adored her ten grandchildren. She dedicated much of her time and energy to helping her family and always encouraged and helped nurture close family relationships. Kathy lived a life of service. She was always eager to help and give to those around her. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in assignments related to music, teaching youth and children, and helping others to become self-reliant and prepared for emergencies. She was also known to spend a lot of time serving in the temple and caring for her aging father. Kathy had a very strong and unwavering faith in God and lived her life accordingly. She had the gift of being able to see the good in those around her while overlooking shortcomings: always encouraging, never chastising. A deeply committed person, Kathy always put 100 percent of her effort into any endeavor she chose to undertake. She loved learning and always worked to improve herself and grow her knowledge. Gardening was truly a joy for her and she was always excited to share her harvest and new techniques. She valued skills related to self-reliance and strove to be well prepared for foreseen and unforeseen events; she encouraged and empowered others to do the same. Kathy is survived by her husband, Steve Hansen, and children: Terence Hansen (Sarena), Roshena Cold (Scott), Torrey Hansen (Katelin), Kyley Hansen (Angela) and Manette Hansen. She is also survived by her father, Roy Kelsey, and siblings: Bonnie Kelsey, Stephen Kelsey (Mary), Roy Kelsey, and Dawna Mcknight (John). She is preceded in death by her infant son Zachary, her mother, Elsie Kelsey, and siblings Pat Greaney and Daren Kelsey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at the Clinton 1st Ward church house located at 1288 W. 1300 N. Clinton, Utah 84015. A viewing will take place from 10-10:45am. Funeral services will begin at 11am. Internment: Clinton City Cemetery, Clinton, Utah The Hansen family expresses their deepest appreciation to all the friends, family, neighbors and ward members who have so graciously given of their time, support and love to help care for Kathy (and family) during her illness.
Kathleen Ellyn Kelsey Hansen, 58, passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband and children on May 22nd, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was born on September 1st, 1958 in Salt Lake CIty, Utah. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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