Burkley McKay Hansen, 13, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, due to injuries sustained from an ATV accident. He was born on November 22, 2001, in Provo, Utah, to his father Clinton Burk Hansen and mother Tamara Lee (Christian) Hansen. Burk’s first name came from combining his father and mother’s middle names. He was the middle child between two sets of twins and he was often referred to as the “non-twin” in the family.
His first love in life was his family. He loved hanging out with all of them and going on family activities. He had a special bond with his father and looked up to him as his special hero. From childhood he had a passion for basketball. He tried other sports, but as he grew, basketball became his focus. He could be found each day outside shooting baskets. He loved to wear bright, neon colors and could almost always be seen wearing his Brigham Young University sweatshirt. His favorite basketball player was Jimmer Fredette and that is the reason he wore the number 32 on every basketball team he played.
Burk had a passion for and a strong conviction of his faith. He planned to serve a two-year service mission after graduating high school, but God called him home to begin his eternal mission. He served others in many ways. He loved to help others and never wanted anyone to be sad or lonely or alone. He was quick to smile and uplift others. He was a friend to all around him. He sought out the lonely and sad and did what he could to cheer them up.
He was active in his Boy Scout troop and was only a few requirements from earning his first class rank. He personified the scout oath and law through his daily actions. At church, he was serving as the president of his Deacon’s quorum. He lived to serve others.
He is survived by his family including his father and mother, his brother Nathan Leon Hansen, sister Mikah Dawn Hansen, sister Elayna Faith Hansen, and brother Ethan Clint Hansen. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Claudia (Hansen) Johnson and her husband Hugh Johnson, of Pine Valley, Utah, paternal great grandfather, Harry Orvin and his wife Barbara Orvin, of St. George, Utah, and his maternal grandparents Dr. McKay and Kay Christian, of St. George, Utah, in addition to many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff, St. George.
- A viewing will be Sunday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m. at the mortuary and also Monday from 8:30-9 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
- Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
For those wanting to donate, “The Burk Hansen Memorial Fund” has been set up at Truity Credit Union 501 S. Johnstone Ave. Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Burkley’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.