Our amazing husband, dad, and grandpa, Korey Lynn Hansen, passed away peacefully with his sweetheart by his side after a valiant battle with Colon Cancer on July 15, 2023.
Korey was one of a kind and the world will be dimmer without him here with us. We will miss him every day but will strive to uphold the values he taught us; Such as, caring for others, respecting nature, and working as hard as you can at whatever you are doing. He will be most missed for his motorcycle rides, his homemade ice cream, his teasing nature, his looking for opportunities to serve, his amazing laugh, his love of puzzles and hot wheels races, his love of adventure and his willingness to always share his testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
From the time Korey was born he loved adventure. If he wasn’t racing motorcycles with his dad and brothers, he was jumping out of airplanes, paragliding, or scuba diving with his wife. Korey was born to Ralph Karl Hansen and Patricia LaRue Price. He was born in Murray, Utah on July 25, 1957. When he was 5, his family moved to Layton, Utah. He grew up with 6 siblings and loved them all. There he learned how to play checkers, wrestle with his brothers and gained a vast knowledge of fixing cars. He had an amazing childhood full of fun, hard work, lifelong friends, lots of love and support, and a good dose of mischief.
Korey excelled at Layton High School. He was always very social and did well in sports. He lettered in football, track, and wrestling. He loved classic cars and driving them. He loved racing his favorite car, a 1968 Red/Orange Plymouth Roadrunner whenever he got the chance.
Korey served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ to London, England and loved his time there and the people. He was blessed to make lifelong friends while serving there.
Korey met the love of his life Karla Marie Strand, after his mission. He lovingly referred to her as “Foxy Lady.” They were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity on June 1, 1979. They have had a beautiful life together, full of adventure as best friends. They have raised 6 children and now get to enjoy the fruits of their labors enjoying 17 grandchildren.
Korey also had a love for motorcycles. We have many fun memories as kids going on rides with him on Saturdays. He bought the bike of his dreams (a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1400) a few years back, and he loved going for canyon rides with his sweetheart on that motorcycle.
They loved to travel together and got the chance for many adventures including; The Maldives, Egypt, Petra, Israel, and Europe. They got to enjoy their final trip together to the Bahamas recently. It was a real treat for Korey.
Korey was a scouter through and through, all his life. He loved it as a boy, eventually becoming an Eagle scout. He’s shared many hilarious stories about his time in scouts as a boy. He also continued serving as an adult leader until it was no longer physically possible. He received the highest Scouting achievement called the Silver Beaver Award and it meant a great deal to him. He taught us to leave no trace in every family campout, critter hunt, and rock hounding trip.
Korey loved his career as a Master Electrician. He successfully owned and operated his own business, Northern Utah Electric, for about 40 years, earning himself a good reputation for ingenuity, integrity, and hard honest work. He loved working with his brothers and his loyal employees. He truly loved and cared for each one like they were family.
Korey was firm in his faith of our Savior Jesus Christ and his church. Right before his death he was still kneeling to pray, despite extreme difficulty, and still proclaiming to keep trusting God’s plan for us. He was at peace with God’s plan for him and shared his testimony with his family every time there was a gathering. He served in many capacities in the church such as; being a bishop, being in a few bishoprics, being a primary teacher, but his very favorite calling was with the youth and he excelled at it. He loved being with and serving the youth and helping them find their testimonies of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
As a family we want to offer a special thank you to Bristol Hospice specifically Broc, Sunny, and Shala. They took such wonderful care of our dad and our family during such a difficult time. They were incredible!
We would also like to thank Dr. Hessenaur and his team at McKay Dee as well as the lovely ladies in the Infusion Center at the IHC hospital in Layton. Thank you for making it a positive experience each time we met with you despite the circumstances.
Korey is survived by his wife Karla, his children Danielle (Alan), Chantel (David), Mechelle (Justin), Tanelle (Ben), Chase (Jessica), Kat (Ashly) and his 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Kenyon (Jaima), Kelly (Arlinda), Kerry, (Lara), Kristy (Korman), Kurtis, and Kaylynn (Steve). He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Karl and Pat Hansen and was so excited to see them again.
Friends may visit family on Monday, July 24, 2023 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary at 1867 North Fairfield Rd, Layton. A funeral will follow on his birthday! Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 12 p.m. with a viewing before starting at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Kaysville South Stake Center, 900 S. main street, Kaysville.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, Layton, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Korey’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com.