Ashley Ilene Hansen, age 18, of Roosevelt, our lively, beautiful, determined sister, daughter, granddaughter, cousin, aunt and friend was welcomed into the arms of her loving grandfather Gerald, who led her to her Heavenly home on November 13, 2015. Ashley’s family is sustained by their belief in the Savior, and the fact that she seemed to squeeze every opportunity from life that she could.
Ashley, a senior at Union High School was born on October 3, 1997 to Kevan Dan Hansen and Lori Cathleen Updegraff, the youngest of their four children. She attended Huntington Elementary and Canyon View Jr. High before moving with her dad, sisters and step-mom, Joleen Hansen to Roosevelt in 2011. She then attended Roosevelt Jr. High and Union High School where she excelled in academics and athletics. She played volleyball, softball and tennis. Tennis was her passion. Despite her small stature, she battled her way to play first singles, and felt privileged to serve as team captain this year.
Ashley never did anything halfway. She pushed herself to achieve despite facing tough odds. She beat those odds, developing a strong-willed, competitive streak that served her well as she grew into an amazing young woman. Ashley could put on a tough exterior, but she cared about people deeply, and lived for the time she spent with family and friends.
She is survived by her parents, Kevan and Joleen Hansen, Roosevelt; mother, Lori Updegraff, SLC; sisters, Brittany Hansen, Herriman; Shantelle (Josh) Brignolo, Torrington, CT; Kayla Hansen (Quincy Vreeken), Roosevelt; half-sisters, Kiona Muncy and Kaylee Housekeeper, seven step-siblings, her grandmother, Ilene Hansen, step-grandparents, Fred and DeCarma Allred, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gerald Hansen, grandparents, Toni Malmgren and Joseph Updegraff, along with a cousin, Burton Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Roosevelt East LDS Stake Center, 502 North 600 East a visitation will be offered an hour prior.
Interment will follow at the Huntington City Cemetery, 400 W. Hwy 31. Friends are invited to participate in a short graveside service in Huntington at approximately 3 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hullinger Mortuary, Roosevelt.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the many acts of generosity and kindness during this challenging time.
Condolences may be shared at www.hullingermortuary.com