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Evon Tobler Hanson

Our beautiful mom, wife, grandma, and friend, Evon Tobler Hanson, 59, of Stansbury Park, Utah, completed all that she was sent here to do on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, surrounded by her original “Team Hanson.” Evon was born on Aug. 14, 1964, in Provo, Utah, to Clifford Casper and Joyce Laws Tobler. She was the fourth of six children and was lovingly referred to as “half pint” by her father. Evon grew up in Bountiful and was a beautiful little girl who kept up with the boys playing “cowboys and Indians” and climbing trees. During her childhood and teenage years, she enjoyed pranking and having fun with her siblings, special cousins, and friends. She was her dad’s “spitfire” and gained from him a great love of her country, outdoor adventures, and hard work. Evon’s mother remained one of her closest friends throughout her life and her love of teaching children, singing Primary songs, and reading the scriptures stemmed from watching her own angel mother. She loved her parents fiercely and served them diligently throughout her life. Evon met the love of her life, Christopher Michael Hanson, during their high school years and they were married on April 14, 1984. From that point on, her little family was always, in her own words: “first and forever.” Chris and Evon created a family culture and bond that is second to none. Tiffany, Samantha, Monica and Travis joined their family one by one and enjoyed childhoods full of fun and adventure, created by their parents. Evon spent countless sleepless nights planning elaborate birthday parties, bulletin boards, Primary lessons, elementary school parties, holidays, family vacations – and just ordinary days turned magical by her touch. She read bedtime stories every night, taught her family how to pray, and included her children in everything she did. She also gave hours of energy and endless love to nieces and nephews and other children she cared for over the years. Chris and Evon built a home in Stansbury Park, Utah in 1995 and Evon’s greatest work came together on Dec. 29, 1999, when her family knelt across the alter in the Salt Lake Temple to be sealed for Time and all Eternity. Evon was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life and had a strong desire to follow the prophet and Jesus Christ. Her faithful example and proximity to the Savior helped us all to recognize the light and joy that can come from doing what is good and right. Evon put her entire heart into every calling she had. From ministering sister to Young Women and Girls Camp leader, to her endless years as a Primary teacher – and most recently in the Primary Presidency in her ward – she led with a genuine love that could be felt by all of those around her. Evon loved the temple and spent her last years preparing family names to take there so that she and Chris could go often together. Evon was an exceptional artist who strived for excellence in all areas of her life. Her ideas were always original. From her beautifully swirled handwriting to the tips of her nails, she never missed a detail and was in every detail of our lives. She loved working with wood and building everything from scratch and was a great example of achieving the impossible. She had a great love for teaching children and for helping them feel special. After volunteering for many years in her own children’s classes at school and church, she enjoyed working as both a Reading Mentor and then an Art Teacher at Stansbury Park Elementary and later, West Elementary School, in Tooele. She loved the children and teachers she worked with over the years and valued their friendships immensely. Evon LOVED helping people feel happy. She was uniquely loyal to family, friends and anyone who was ever a part of her life. She often sacrificed sleep and her own needs to support others and went to great efforts to be there for everyone who needed her. She had a deep understanding that the best way to make yourself feel better, is to help others feel better – and that is the way that she lived every day of her life. She was a thoughtful gift giver and was constantly preparing many things for all of the people she loved. Evon often served quietly, but from her generosity and light, the lives of countless children, teachers, family members, friends and strangers were made brighter. Evon was beautiful inside and out. She loved sunshine, oceans, beaches, palm trees, stars, snowflakes, rainbows, waterfalls, and dolphins. Evon loved cruising (literally) through life and anywhere with Chris. She treasured good friends that kept her laughing and made life more fun. She had an energy and enthusiasm for life that made everything more enjoyable when she was around. She loved playing April Fool’s jokes on her family and friends, and she was always the first to take off running with the kids to get in line for a ride at Lagoon. Evon’s greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren and she was the MVP of “Team Hanson” in every way. Backpack notes turned to encouraging texts as her children became parents and the incredible gifts and elaborate homemade birthday cakes never stopped. She packed a lifetime of fun into our lives and the lives of her grandkids. “Grandma Evon” was often found playing with grandchildren at home, so that we could attend field trips or volunteer in classes for the older ones. We would always return to well spoiled, worn out, happy kids who would tell stories of baseball playing, fort building, and trampoline jumping with Grandma. She was never in too big of a hurry to stop and pick up seashells or find a penny souvenir machine on vacation. She had a gift for listening and remembering details that showed each of us how much she cared. Each grandchild, no matter their age, adored her in every way and felt they had a special Best Friend in Grandma. Evon and Chris spent their life together planning for and providing memories for their family. Evon was the dreamer and Chris was the one that made all of her dreams come true. Their children and grandchildren enjoyed multiple vacations, tropical cruises, s’mores around Grandma’s fire pit, countless summers at Lagoon and in St. George, and sleepovers everywhere we traveled together. Her last grand adventure was a Christmas gift she gave to her family – a weeklong vacation to Disneyland. Evon is such a core part of each of our lives and memories. Her life was one great adventure, and we were thankful for every second we got to come along for the ride. Her legacy will live on in the way we continue to search for sunshine, miracles, and ways to make the world a better place. In true MVP fashion, our mom led the way home to our Heavenly Father. She will continue to coach from Heaven her husband, Chris, as well as their children and families: Tiffany (Jason), Ty, Easton, Cade and Alexis Corbridge; Samantha (Shawn), Aspen, Parker and Bailey Young; Monica (Jake), Holland, Crew and Nixon Howard; Travis (Gracie) and Liam Hanson and many close family, friends, and children who she loved.