We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Smith Funeral Home - Sunnyside
Eldon Lee Hansen of Prosser, Washington was called home unexpectedly Tuesday June 7,2022 at the age of 74.
Eldon was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 14, 1947, to Parley Oluf Hansen and Edith Sargent McKean. The youngest of 3 sons Eldon served in the US Army from 1968-1971. Eldon married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Marilyn Swapp on Feb 10, 1967. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple on November 26,1968. They remained happily married for 55 years.
Eldon and Marilyn lived in Germany while he served in the US Army from 1969-1971. They then returned home to Davis County Utah where they lived for the next 18 years. For the last 33 years Eldon, Marilyn and much of their family have resided in Prosser Washington and called it home.
Eldon worked in the farm machinery parts industry most of his career until he decided to go back to school and get a degree in accounting. He finished his career working as an accountant.
Eldon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Eldon and Marilyn were called to serve a mission for the Church in the labor/facilities department in the Prosser area from Oct 2018 to April 2020. Eldon willingly served in many callings within the church. He especially loved working with the youth and the children.
Eldon was a loving, kind and patient man who prioritized the lord and his family. They were his life! If you were trying to locate Eldon, he could usually be found in the service of others. If he wasn’t helping someone, he was babysitting one of the grandkids or attending one of the many sporting events that the kids were enrolled in. He loved sports so much that he would even go watch games not knowing any of the players just to see a good game.
Eldon retired before Marilyn did. He spent his last years serving her and loving her endlessly. They took trips together and made memories together. Marilyn is the love of his life. Eldon left his earthly life surrounded by loving family members who will miss him dearly. Until we meet again.
Eldon is survived by his wife Marilyn, brother Parley (Nola); four children Sherii (Jeramy) Brasier, Brandy Hunt, Troy (Kelly) Hansen and Beckit (Ethan) Johnson. 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Parley Oluf and Edith Sargent McKean Hansen and his brother Virgil David Hansen.
Viewing and visitation will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Prosser, WA on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am. Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Latter Day Saints in Prosser WA, Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. Disposition will be at Memorial Lake View Mortuary Cemetery, in Bountiful Utah at a later date. Those wishing to sign Eldon's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.