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L. LaMar Hansen


October 7, 2020

Aug. 27, 1922 - Sept. 26, 2020

L. LaMar Hansen, 98, of Sweet Home, after living a good life, passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah.

He was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Iola (Edgley) and Leland E. Hansen. After graduating from Ammon High School he worked on his father’s farm.

He met and married Patia Jan Whitehead in 1945. They bought a small farm a mile away from his father and he worked both farms.

His aunt, Mary Lewis, told him about the OK Tire Store in Sweet Home with a lease-to-own option. Feeling this would bless his family, LaMar packed up and the family moved to Sweet Home in 1956.

LaMar was hard-working and quickly learned a new trade that would provide for his family. He made friends with many people in the community because of his honesty and generosity at his tire store and church.

He was a faithful and life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions in the church.

He and Patia purchased land in Pacific City and started building a vacation home after he turned 62. It was a wonderful place for family and friends to make memories.

LaMar loved dancing, fishing, hunting (getting his six-point trophy elk in 1988), carpentry and golfing.

LaMar was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 73 years, Patia; parents Iola and Leland; daughter-in-law Cathy Hansen; granddaughters Kimberly and Shauna Renoud; and brother Terry Hansen.

He is survived by his four children, Rodney, Jana Renoud, Rebecca Terry (husband Ron), and Glen (wife Karen); his sister, Jean Hansen Burrows; sister-in-law Mary Hansen; and his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He lived a long and happy life, full of love and priceless memories for all who knew and loved him.

Viewing will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

Final burial will take place at Gilliland Cemetery. Social distancing and masks are required.Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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