Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 17, 2019
Ila Fern Lockwood Hansen

Ila was called home to the Lord on Sept. 14, 2019. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Ila was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Codell, Kansas, to Herbert and Jesse Lockwood. She was the second of three girls. Ila was educated in southern Illinois, attending Carmi High School. She also attended Blackwell High School in Blackwell, Oklahoma, from where she graduated.

In the summer of 1956, Ila met her cowboy sweetheart, Veldon “Tex” Hansen, in Spring City, Utah. They married Dec. 14, 1956.

They moved to Dugway Proving Grounds, Dugway, Utah, in 1957. There they raised two children. Ila worked for and managed the Dugway School Cafeteria. She was famous for her wonderful cinnamon rolls. She retired from Tooele County School District.

Tex and Ila moved to Fredonia, Arizona in 1995 where they made many new friends and went on many new adventures. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Easter Sunrise Services in the sandstone canyons and Lake Powell were some of her favorites.

In April 2017 they returned to Tooele County to be close to their family. Ila loved kitties, golf, horses and her family. Ila was the most kind and generous lady, she was loved by all who knew her.

Ila is survived by her husband; two children, Kimberly (Larry), Russell (Valerie); three grandchildren, Shannon (James), Danny (Danielle), Trevor (Morgan); and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Breanne and Lane. Ila is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, there will be a visitation for family and friends from 6–8 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, there will be a graveside service at 1 p.m., at Spring City Cemetery in Spring City, Utah.

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