Elva Loriene Kneedy Hansen was born February 26, 1925, in Tetonia, Idaho in the small log house that her Grandpa James Thomas Beard built. Loriene is the second child of John Lawrence Kneedy and Sara Emma Beard. Her early life was rough as the family lived in cabins and tents in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area. Her family moved to Murray, Utah in 1937 where life was much easier.
Loriene married Kenneth Lee Hansen (Ken) on September 26, 1943 in her parents’ home. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 28, 1944. They moved to Kaysville, Utah in 1955 and lived in a home Ken built. In 1971 Loriene and Ken moved to Tabiona, Utah where Ken built them a beautiful log home. They lived there until 1996 when they moved back to their home in Kaysville.
Loriene was a stay-at-home mom to her five children: Kenny (Valerie), Lorieann, Gary (Toni), Kipp (Lesa), and Lorille (James). She also occasionally helped her father and brother in their cold storage business. Loriene enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting and gave many quilts and afghans to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the piano at home and in church.
During the summer, Loriene and her husband would travel in their motorhome enjoying the beautiful countryside of the western United States.
She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and she and Ken served at the Bishop's Storehouse in Kaysville, Utah from 1999 to 2017 when Ken passed away.
Loriene was preceded in death by her husband, Ken, daughter Lorieann, mother and father John and Sara Kneedy and three sisters and one brother: Edith McLaughlin, Marybell Jensen, and Sara Joan Moss, and Lawrence Kneedy.
Friends may visit with family at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N Main St, Kaysville, Utah, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Following the viewing, there will be a graveside service celebrating her life at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville City Cemetery located at 500 E Crestwood Rd. Kaysville, Utah.
A luncheon will then be provided at the Kaysville Tabernacle at 198 West Center between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.