Beloved son, father, brother, and husband Dean Farrell Hansen, 76, died July 26, 2022 at his home in Fountain Green, Utah.
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 hard work and service to others.
Dean was an avid reader, reading when his work was completed at school or on horseback 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 Man- ti 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&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 mem- ber 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, stepfather 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; 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 29, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, at the church at 11 a.m. with viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am. Online condolences and Live Zoom Link at rasmus- senmortuary.com.