Dean Farrell Hansen

4/23/1946 ~ 7/26/2022

Beloved son, father, brother, and husband Dean Farrell Hansen died Jul 26, 2022 at his home in Fountain Green, Ut. He is the son of Don and Dorothy Johansen Hansen. He fought a valiant fight against MS. He has had a life of hardwork and service to others.
Dean was an avid reader, reading when his work was completed at school or on horse back when he was herding sheep. He had a sharp mind and a sharper wit and he could make big decisions. Dean had a joke or story for everyone. He was a leader and knew how to run an organization and or a city.
Dean was raised and lived his whole life in Fountain Green. He graduated from North Sanpete High, from Snow College, and graduated from BYU in accounting.
He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Northern California. He was an active member of the church his whole life and held many positions.
In 1969 Dean married Annette Jacobs in the Manti LDS Temple. They were blessed with five children. They made their home in Fountain Green. Then he pursued a life on the land as a farmer and sheepman.
When Dean was Fountain Green Irrigation Company President he helped install one of the first pressurized irrigation systems in Utah.
In 1984 he was elected Mayor of Fountain Green. He served in that position for 16 years. He worked very hard serving the people of the city. While he was Mayor a sewer system was installed, upgraded the culinary water system, and paved the roads. Dean was instrumental in finding the location of the new Fountain Green Elementary school and the location of the CVMC Nephi Medical Clinic.

Beloved son, father, brother, and husband Dean Farrell Hansen 76 died Jul 26, 2022 at his home in Fountain Green, Ut. He is the son of Don and Dorothy Johansen Hansen born April 23, 1946. He fought a valiant fight against MS. He has had a life of hardwork and service to others.

Dean was an avid reader, reading when his work was completed at school or on horse back when he was herding sheep. He had a sharp mind and a sharper wit and he could make big decisions. Dean had a joke or story for everyone. He was a leader and knew how to run an organization and or a city.

Dean was raised and lived his whole life in Fountain Green. He graduated from North Sanpete High, from Snow College, and graduated from BYU in accounting.

He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Northern California. He was an active member of the church his whole life and held many positions.

In 1969 Dean married Annette Jacobs in the Manti LDS Temple. They were blessed with five children. They made their home in Fountain Green. Then he pursued a life on the land as a farmer and sheepman.

When Dean was Fountain Green Irrigation Company President he helped install one of the first pressurized irrigation systems in Utah.

In 1984 he was elected Mayor of Fountain Green. He served in that position for 16 years. He worked very hard serving the people of the city. While he was Mayor a sewer system was installed, upgraded the culinary water system, and paved the roads. Dean was instrumental in finding the location of the new Fountain Green Elementary school and the location of the CVMC Nephi Medical Clinic.

Dean, with his brother Robert, started a farm and sheep herd, as D and R farm. Dean would herd his own sheep and enjoyed it. The farm and sheep herd increased in size because of his good management. His whole family was a big help over the years. He was an active member of the Utah Wool Growers Association, and became the President of the organization.

Dean was a member of the Utah Centennial Commission in 1996. He coordinated the events for several counties. He also helped coordinate the Wagon Train that went through the state.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, step father Vern Hanson and sister Ellen Jensen. He is survived by his wife, Annette Hansen, daughter Jennifer Rasmussen (Scott) Price Utah, sons Clinton Hansen (Tori), Micheal Hansen (Karen), Staurt Hansen (Kathrine), and Matthew Hansen all of Fountain Green Utah. There are nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Brothers Robert Hansen, Kenneth Hansen, Eddie Hanson, sister Mary Jarrett and many nieces and nephews.

We want to thank all our friends, family, and neighbors who have helped us through the years. That has made it possible for Dean to stay home with us.

A viewing will be held at the Fountain Green LDS church on Friday July 29th, from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 30th, at the church at 11am with viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am.

Dean, with his brother Robert, started a farm and sheep herd, as D and R farm. Dean would herd his own sheep and enjoyed it. The farm and sheep herd increased in size because of his good management. His whole family was a big help over the years. He was an active member of the Utah Wool Growers Association, and became the President of the organization.

Dean was a member of the Utah Centennial Commission in 1996. He coordinated the events for several counties. He also helped coordinate the Wagon Train that went through the state.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, step father Vern Hanson and sister Ellen Jensen. He is survived by his wife, Annette Hansen, daughter Jennifer Rasmussen (Scott) Price Utah, sons Clinton Hansen (Tori), Micheal Hansen (Karen), Staurt Hansen (Kathrine), and Matthew Hansen all of Fountain Green Utah. There are nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Brothers Robert Hansen, Kenneth Hansen, Eddie Hanson, sister Mary Jarrett and many nieces and nephews.

We want to thank all our friends, family, and neighbors who have helped us through the years. That has made it possible for Dean to stay home with us.

A viewing will be held at the Fountain Green LDS church on Friday July 29th, from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 30th, at the church at 11am with viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am.

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10 Responses to “Dean Farrell Hansen”

  1. Dan & Helen Naylor says:

    Dean has been a good cousin to me. He has always been close to both of my parents and to all our family. He had such a quick wit and was a great friend. I will miss him.

    I have been Proud to call Dean a friend for the last 40+ years. My life will never be the same without his council and friendship. The lord will always love Dean as much as Helen & I do. Dan Naylor

  2. Dan & Helen Naylor says:

    Dean has been a good cousin to me. He has always been close to both of my parents and to all our family. He had such a quick wit and was a great friend. I will miss him. Helen Naylor

    I have been Proud to call Dean a friend for the last 40+ years. My life will never be the same without his council and friendship. The lord will always love Dean as much as Helen & I do. Dan Naylor

  3. Dear Hansen family;
    I have known Dean for longer than time allows us to think about. He was always a good friend to talk to, always had a good story. Usually about horses and sheep. He and Welles had that in common, they could talk a good yarn. He was and still is a good man, father and husband. Families are forever. Gail Cloward, Warrensburg, MO

  4. Kathryn Williams says:

    I was sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. It was so special growing up in Ftn. green together and going to school together. I enjoyed his friendship through the years. It was so interesting to me to read about all that he had accomplished in his life. So much of it I was not aware of. He has done a lot in his life. I feel so sad that he suffered with poor health for so long. I know you and your family will be blessed with peace and comfort at this hard time.

    Kathryn Williams

  5. Dear Annette and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing and want you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. I know that Dean has had some serious health issues for a long time but it was so nice to see you both and the class reunion in June and who would have thought that he wouldn’t be here for very long. It appears that Dean had a very productive and positive life and contributed much to his community, church and much more. We pray for God’s blessings to be with you all at this time and in the days to come.
    Richard and Laurel Allred

  6. Suzan Lake says:

    My Dear Annette—
    Because I didn’t see see Dean often, I didn’t realize what an important man he was in your community. He literally gave his life to make the lives of others more meaningful. And you were there by his side, helping him every minute of the way. What a magnificent couple you were! I feel so cheated that I can’t attend the funeral. If there is a Zoom link to his funeral service, would you please send it to me??? Thank you. How I love and pray for you. We’ll keep in touch, my sweet. Much love, Your Cousin Suzan

  7. Jim Nielsen says:

    Dear Hansen Family,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. Dean is a man I always admired and respected. He is an example of hard work, integrity and service. Also a man of great faith. I remember when I needed a home for my 50 head of ewes for the summer. Dean took them to his herd. We got every ewe and their lambs back in the fall. Not one missing. When my son James was on the youth city council he gave them full support. Even took them to meet the governor at the state capital. James was quite impressed. So sorry he had to suffer physically these past years. He will be missed. Love you all,
    Jim and Diane Nielsen Family

  8. Michele Mikkelsen says:

    Condolences to your family.

  9. Marilyn Jacobs Heiner says:

    Dear Cousin Annette (and Family),

    So sorry to learn of Dean’s passing: what an institution he was! Hats off to all of you, Dean and your boys for hosting the “afterparties” during Memorial Day gatherings. The best memories seemed to occur at the Hansens’!

    I am also indebted to you for telling us about Lamb Days in Fountain Green and the Scandanavian Festival in Ephraim. We and our grandchildren will never forget the special times we experienced in that endearing place known as Sanpete County.

    Stan and I were invited to share our reverence and esteem for our pioneers in Sacrament Meeting last Sunday. I hope your ears were burning because I paid gratitude for you, too, in my remarks.

    Best wishes as you transition into this new phase of your lives.

    Marilyn (and Stan) Heiner

  10. Judy and Morris Wright says:

    We knew Dean in high school and we send our sincere sympathy to the family at this time of parting and sorrow. He obviously was as we knew him, a man of honor, hard working, and faithful in all things.