Mark McLennen Hansen
Mark McLennen Hansen, 84, graduated from this mortal existence peacefully on Sunday, Sept 12, 2021. Mark was born on Feb 10, 1937 to Rowland Mark and Mabel Alexandria Hansen in Ogden, Utah. He grew up in Ogden and Santa Rosa CA, the second of five children.
He found a passion for fast cars early on in his life. His love of cars had him hot rodding, drag racing and restoring cars throughout his life. He held and broke many records during his racing days. In retirement, he purchased a 40 Ford Deluxe Coupe named “Old Betty.” Just like in his racing days, he won many awards at car shows up and down the Wasatch front.
Mark met Shauna Scoffield at Hill Air Force Base during his first time working there. They dated and on April 9, 1966 were married in Las Vegas, NV. Later they and their children were sealed in the Ogden temple. They were each other’s best friends.
Mark served for ten years in the Utah National Guard.
Mark was an entrepreneur. He owned Mark Hansen Chevron service station in Clearfield, drove a Peterbilt semi while running the service station and after selling those he bought REM Co, selling laundry detergent supplies, later changing the name to Marshon. After selling Marshon, he went to work at Hill Air Force Base. He was a project manager for many years in different divisions. He and mom retired from the base in Jan 2001.
Mark loved to tinker and explore. No project was ever too small or big for him. If he got stuck on something, he would set it aside and mull it over in his head till he figured out how to fix it or make it. He also learned how to operate a ham radio and for many years and talked with people all over the world.
Mark had a passion for being outdoors. He spent many nights coyote hunting in the west desert of Utah. He went deer hunting with his father-in-law. And later in life, he started fishing. He settled on fishing from a boat and had many adventures fishing with mom all over Utah, Idaho, and Montana.
Mark never finished high school and instilled in his children, the need for an education beyond high school. He always said he never could figure out how he as a high school dropout could ever have been so lucky to do what he did in his life for work.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Rowland & Mabel, a stepmother, Mable, a sister, Rowlene, a brother, Jerome as well as a sister-in-law, Connie. He is survived by his wife, Shauna, his children, Kurt (Vicky), Julianne (Chris), Sarah (Chris), Sam (Liz), 21 grandchildren and grandchildren in laws and 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother John (Verla), Jim (Chris), brother-in-law, Gary (Kay) and sister-in-law, Susan (David).
A closed casket viewing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 16, 2021 at the Lindquist Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, Utah. A celebration of life will be held at the mortuary beginning at 2pm. Interment will be at the Lindquist Layton Cemetery.
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