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Obituary for Gwen Call Hansen

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Gwen Call Hansen

August 3, 1928 - December 14, 2011

On December 14, 2011, the world lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Gwen Call Hansen was born August 3, 1928 in Ogden, Utah to Sarah Kent Call and Willard White Call. She was raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School, where she met the love of her life, Parley Wayne Hansen.Gwen and Wayne were married on May 28, 1948 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple, where they were sealed for time and all eternity. Gwen and Wayne moved to Roy, Utah, and later bought Cedar Crest Farm in 1964. Before starting their family she worked several years for First Security Bank as well as the Egyptian Theatre in Ogden. Together with their six children, they ran a successful produce and livestock business. Gwen worked hard in the fields and operated the fruit stand and still managed to always have a home-cooked meal on the table for her family. Up until the time of her death, Gwen played a major role in running the family business. Gwen served on the PTA, supported her children and grandchildren in sports, and held several callings in the LDS church, including serving with her husband in the Special Needs Ward. Gwen and Wayne served an LDS Mission in Arkansas from 1994 to 1995. Gwen loved to bowl and was on a women’s bowling league for several years. Gwen was an amazing cook and especially loved making chocolates for her family around the holidays. She was happy to teach her family how to make candy, and was pleased that they are able to carry on this tradition. She made everyone feel welcome in her home, and made each member of her family feel like they were her favorite, as she was very proud of each and every one of them. Gwen and Wayne loved to take trips and did so frequently. Richard and Pauline Hansen were their travel partners and they enjoyed that time together.Gwen is survived by her loving husband of 63 years; her children Kevin (Shauna) Hansen, Scott (Donell) Hansen, Kenney (Kay) Hansen, Shaunna (Richard) Wassom, Craig (Jacque) Hansen, and Paul (Elaine) Hansen. She leaves behind a legacy of 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild (as well as one more on the way). She is also survived by her sister Noreen Peterson and her brother Larry Call, and her sisters-in-law Beverly Call, Lois Call and Pauline Hansen.Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother Hazel Call, and her brothers Gordon Call, Dee Call, Ralph Call, and Steven Call.A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 18th, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th St. in Ogden. A viewing will also be held Monday, December 19, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Cedar Crest Ward, 3845 S. 2000 W. in Roy. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.Interment Ogden City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the LDS Missionary Fund, or to your favorite charity.Grandma, the farm will never be the same. Christmas will never be the same. We will never be the same. You are forever in our hearts. We love you!Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

LDS Cedar Crest Ward


3845 S 2000 W, , Roy, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

LDS Cedar Crest Ward


3845 S 2000 W, , Roy, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011

Ogden City Cemetery


, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Gwen Call Hansen

Born: August 3, 1928
Died: December 14, 2011

Condolences for Gwen Call Hansen

Kindred Family posted on 1/12/12

Very sorry to hear this sad news about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May the love of friends and especially God help (Ps.147:3) carry you through this difficult time. Gwen touched the lives of others and will be sadly missed.


Danny Hansen posted on 12/22/11

Nobody in the world had quite the personality of Gwen. Easy going, generous, fun. I loved to go to their home and she would always make peach julep. It was so fun to pick apples and produce along side them and their kids. Wonderful outings up Ogden Canyon to the Call cabin. She and Wayne always had a huge dedication to family and their trips to AZ were famous and numerous. She will be missed by me and my family. Love to Wayne, the boys and Shawna.


Wally Berrett posted on 12/19/11

Dear Old Friend,I was very sorry to read of the passing of your dear wife, Gwen. What a beautiful life you two have had together. It was truly a blessing for you to have such a wonderful woman with which to share your married life. The Gospel makes this time easier to accept knowing that you & your family will be with her again to share eternity. Death is not the end -- it is just the beginning. May the spirit of the Lord attend you & His peace be with you.Sincerely,Wally Berrett


Bruce & Cathy Bradley posted on 12/19/11

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of this gracious lady. Our family feels like she is one of the people that should always be around to make the world a better place. Even though we have been gone from the neighborhood for 11 years, we always remember Gwen as part of Cedar Crest and the Roy area. May the Lord be with you to comfort all her family at this time and treasure your memories! We send our love and prayers! Bruce and Cathy


trina white RN posted on 12/19/11

My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the memories of Gwen's food, delicious candy and her friends help you through this holiday season, and all the years to come. Sincerely, your Mom's nurse in emergency room and Dr Halliday


Mike & Nancy Hirschi posted on 12/18/11

Gwen and Parley have been our friends and neighbors since we moved to Roy in 1970. They have always looked after us and helped us when we were in trouble and needed someone to help us. They even took my mother and her sister under their wing after our mother moved in with us. They are just that kind of special friends and we will truly miss Gwens sweet smile and kind deeds The Hirschi's


Marilyn Tippets posted on 12/17/11

I think of Gwen every time I eat a green apple. Gwen would come to my dad's (Wayne Tippets) store at least once every day for as long as I can remember as a young girl, until he went out of business. And our family would go to her fruit stand several times a week during the summer and fall months that it was open. She would always bring me a few green apples - I'd grab a salt shaker and start to eat them immediately. Mom always told me I'd get a belly ache from eating so many - but they were Gwen's apples; I could resist them!Gwen called my mom a couple of months ago, after my dad passed away. They spent quite awhile on the phone, reminiscing about old times and happy memories. Mom was so happy to hear from her old friend.Please know that your family is in the Tippets' family's thoughts and prayers during this time. Marilyn Tippets (daughter of Wayne and Barbara Tippets)


Todd and Sandra Call and family9H posted on 12/17/11

May God bless the Hansen family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Aunt Gwen will remaine in our hearts and memories forever.


Betty Hadlock posted on 12/17/11

To the family of Gwen, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne you hang in there and remember all the fond memories , they will help alot. I did'nt know you all for very long but what great friends you were. All those years when you shared your peaches with us and the wonderfull visits we had when Bill was alive. My prayers are with you all take care. Friends Forever Sorry I am unable to make it down but will be there in spirit.