Boyd Tillman Hansen

Boyd Tillman “BT” Hansen (80) passed away on Saturday, April 3.

Boyd was born on May 27, 1940, to Galen Harry Hansen and Gwendolyn Norris Hansen, in Evanston.

Boyd grew up in Evanston, graduating from Evanston High School in 1959. He began his multi-vocational life by working on the family ranch.

He was married on Aug. 20, 1964. They were later divorced. He had two children, Janice Christensen (Brian) and Patti Frost (Nate).

Boyd graduated from Weber State College with a bachelor’s degree. He taught history and political science at Bonneville High School, and also spent a couple of years teaching Head Start.

Boyd was a campaign manager for Calvin Rampton, helping him become elected as governor of Utah.

In 1965, Boyd went on to work for the State of Utah as the highway beautification coordinator.

He also owned several businesses throughout his life, including a pizza eatery and private clubs (the Single Tree, The Corral and Corral West). In later years, he worked in retail services until retirement.

He is survived by his two daughters, Janice and Patti; five grandchildren, Kyson, Kylee, Chandler, Kiri and Tanner; his sisters, Marla Weaver of Las Vegas, and Sherry Wright of Salt Lake City; and his brother, Allen Hansen (Becky) of Castle Rock, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Galen and Gwendolyn; and his brothers, Mark (Delia) and Larry.

The family wishes to thank the Applegate HomeCare & Hospice team (especially Shawnee, Valerie, Dayzee, Dan and Brianna) for their amazing care and support.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at the Evanston City Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to Peggy Roberts.

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