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Harlen Hancock

January 18, 1930 — April 27, 2024

St George

Harlen Hancock, 94, died April 27th 2024 in St. George Utah. He was born January 18, 1930 in Ogden, Utah to Victor Crockett Hancock and Edith Buck. He was raised in Ogden attending Ogden High School and later Weber State College, where his father was head of the Foreign Language Department. Harlen was very athletic in track and field, football, and basketball. He became an accomplished vocalist, performing in various musicals including “All Faces West.”
He married Glenda Fae Nielsen and was blessed with three children: Larry, Diane, and Darla. Harlen was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and water sports. He loved softball and was a champion semi-pro softball pitcher. Professionally, Harlen started his Civil Service Career at the Utah General Depot and was later transferred to Hill Air Force Base, becoming Deputy Division Chief of Supply. He received the Meritorious Civil Service Award. He and Glenda lived in Ogden, later moving to Roy, Utah where they raised their family and were later divorced.
Harlen married Doris Lythgoe in 1978, moving to Washington Terrace with their blended family of Doris’s children: Michele, Scott, and Lori. They later had one son together, Corby. When Harlen retired, they moved to St. George and were sealed in the St. George Temple. Harlen loved serving the Lord in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints including Counselor in the Bishopric, Bishop, High Councilor, Stake Auditor, and Stake Mission Leader. He was also an avid indexer and genealogist.

Harlen is preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings. He is survived by his wife, Doris, his brother Bruce, Children Larry (Susan) Hancock, Diane (Sherm) Kelstrom, Darla (Marc) Roop, Michele (Ogden) Smith, Scott (Lorette) Lythgoe, Lori (Gary) Bitton, and Corby (Michelle) Hancock, 21grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be May 4, 2024  at 11:00 AM at the 1905 E Rustic Drive Chapel in St. George Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of McMillan Mortuary. 
The family wishes to express gratitude to Zion’s Way Home Health and Hospice and Visiting Angels for the excellent love and care they provided.

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