Troy Hansen

7/4/1965 ~ 9/12/2022

Troy LaVerl Hansen, 57, was born on 7/4/1965 in Nephi, Utah. He passed away on September 12th, 2022, from injuries sustained doing what he loved best in the very place he loved best—building a campfire up Fairview Canyon. Troy’s mom, Jeri Brady; his sister, Jamie Lynn Mercer and brother-in-law, Bill Mercer; his sister Melanie Bates; and his brother, Jason Mardell (Sarah), spent Troy’s last hours with him at The University of Utah Burn Trauma unit, playing Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, and Glenn Campbell, and despite the severity of his injuries, he played air guitar to the music, and sang a line from “Folsom Prison Blues,” along with the refrain from “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Even as we’re devastated over losing him far too soon, we all agree that there are worse ways to go than doing what one loves, and there’s no question that he left this world surrounded by every ounce of love we had for him. If you knew Troy, you knew his rebellious spirit, but you also knew that his heart was six sizes too big. He loved taking care of people and you’d see him blazing around on his four-wheeler, digging the old ladies out of the snow, or helping with this honey-do, or that little project. When he wasn’t helping all the old ladies in town, the kids were following him around like the Pied Piper. He had a way with kids, and loved his own fiercely—Keirstin Hansen, Alta Mardell, and MaKendra Mardell. In addition to the siblings that were at his bedside, he was also brother and friend to Codi Sorensen, Angie Hansen Cook, and his adopted brother and sister, Andrew & Jen Bates. He was preceded in death by his brother Wade Hansen and his good friend Dolly. When he wasn’t helping whoever needed it, or hanging out with his best friend Blake Howcroft, you’d find him fishing, sawing logs, building those beloved campfires, or visiting friend’s camps up on the mountain. Troy’s services will be held Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, with a visiting hour at 12:00 pm.

The recording will be available for 60 day from 9/16/2022

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5 Responses to “Troy Hansen”

  1. Elaine Lee says:

    Jeri-Lynn and family- I am heartbroken for you. This has to be so very very hard. Please know my heart and prayers are with you.

  2. Kelly Coombs says:

    I am so sorry for loss. Troy was an amazing soul full of energy he was always kind and polite to me and he will be missed by all

  3. Brandy Christensen says:

    My deepest condolences. Troy, was a kind-hearted, loving spirit who left this worldly plane far too soon. Although he will be missed, we can all take a lesson from his playbook in remembrance of him and truly show others the love and kindness that Troy exuded and exemplified during his short time here on earth. As he may not be with us anymore and so many hearts are heavy, I find solace knowing he’s not alone, he has a tribe in the unknown world beyond our existence, reunited with loved one’s who will continue loving and cherishing him as they all watch over us—dad Red, Auntie Kaye and cousin Wayne are sure to never disappoint—the fun times and laughter they all must be sharing together—that makes me feel a sense of comfort during this time of hardship and puts a bittersweet smile on my face. You will be missed, Troy!

  4. My sincerest sympathy for the death of Troy. We went to school together.
    The tribute to him was perfect. It made me feel like not so much time has passed.
    Prayers for your family during this time.
    Sherrie

  5. Leslie J. Clark says:

    Jeri Lynn and Family, I was so sorry to read about Troy. May you have peace and comfort during this tender time.