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Bradly Mark Hansen

Born: 5/27/1958, Salt Lake City, UT
Death: 1/25/2008, Moab, Utah
Service: 02/17/2008, 02:00 pm, Ken's Lake @ the Big Rock


Born to Earl Hansen and Phyllis Paulson Hansen on May 27, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed on at his home in Moab on January, 25, 2008.

Brad loved the outdoors above all. So much so that he chose to move to Moab in his early twenties where he could be close to his cherished red rock and the Colorado river. He was a master bike mechanic and racer, a river rat, carpenter and all around handy man. Most importantly he had a heart of gold and was never afraid to express his love. His sweet spirit will be missed by all of his friends and family.

He is survived by his father Earl Hansen and brother Kevin Hansen of Salt Lake City; his sisters, Judy Nelson of North Ogden; Wendy Hanger of Preston, Idaho and Melanie Blank of Moab.

There will be a gathering in his memory at the big rock at Kenís Lake at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 17th (rain or shine)


2/28/2008 - It is hard to believe Brad is gone. A few memories: Brad drinking water out of a pothole in Behind the Rocks, and then casually commenting that the dead lizard floating in the pothole added an interesting taste. The Crusaders blasting through his living room-sized speakers (powered by his hand made power booster), which sat on the back seat of his old Rambler. Coming across his size 15 tracks in the desert. On a river trip, I followed them once all the way up a side canyon from the Colorado River, directly to an alcove with a ruin in it. When I got off the river I called Brad and, sure enough, he had been there a month before. When I came across them I knew they would lead someplace great. Driving in his Rambler to Oregon for a bike race. His transmission went out nearly 100 miles from Portland. We drove the final distance backwards, as his car would only work in reverse. Undeterred, Brad completed the race, went to the wrecking yard, bought a transmission, put it in his car, and drove home to Salt Lake. No big deal! Brad turned many friends onto magical places and things. He was a big part of the group of friends we call the Bambini Brothers. He will be missed dearly by all of us. He was a loyal friend. - Richard Bullough

2/23/2008 - I send my condolences to the family and friends of Brad Hansen. It's shocking for me to realize that he is gone - that I cann't pick up the phone to call him anymore. He was different and complex and he really did, in so many ways, have a heart of gold. I'll always remember his love of animals. And I'll remember him with tears in his eyes taking and setting a wild and illegally-captured snake free in the Big Bend of Texas. He clearly said that wild things don't belong in cages. It is my most sincere hope that that same wild spirit of Brad's is at peace and free to roam where ever he may be. He spoke of his love for his family often. It was obvious that you all meant the world to him. - Ben

2/7/2008 - I want to extend my condolences to the family for the loss of Brad. He was a frequent visitor in my home as a teenager- such energy and fun and I am very sad to have lost one of our young men. It has been a couple of years since he visited with me but I think of him often. - Elissa Stevens

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