Carolyn Joy (Prado) Hansen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, joined her heavenly family on January 9, 2024, after a short illness and just three days before her 85th birthday.\n\nCarolyn was born in Salt Lake City on January 12, 1939, as the only child to Fred Charles and Eleanor Elizabeth (Bectell) Prado. She lived her childhood and teenage years in a home that her father built in Holladay, Utah. Her neighborhood friends nicknamed her "Susie", because they said Carolyn was too fancy a name for such a bitsy girl. She attended Olympus High school and especially loved subjects including singing, acting, writing and art.\n\nCarolyn met the love of her life, Clive A. Hansen, and they married on June 18, 1956, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple spent their honeymoon in Yellowstone, which created a lifelong love of the park. Carolyn and Clive started their family the year after their marriage and the family grew to include five youngsters within seven years. She always worked hard to make sure the kids were tidy and polite. She loved to listen to the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday mornings--although her attempt to introduce some culture was not so appreciated by her children! She loved the hunting and camping trips with her family.\n\nCarolyn was honored and humbled when Clive was called to serve as the ward Bishop and later as Counselor in the Stake Presidency. During these years, she was a gracious and supportive partner for Clive and loved to provide beautiful floral arrangements for many services. Her faith was strong, and she fulfilled her responsibilities with humility, compassion and generosity.\n\nClive was a great athlete, so Carolyn enthusiastically spent many years at the ballpark or basketball gym, supporting Clive and the teams on which he played, as well as attending her son's games when they started playing sports. Clive and Carolyn traveled to many fast pitch softball tournaments in several states, and she loved traveling to new places. She was an avid fan of University of Utah basketball, and they held season tickets for many years. She loved watching Jazz games and other sports with Clive and the family.\n\nCarolyn was talented in many ways. She was a fabulous cook and said she could feed 100 people a great meal for just $25--and she probably could! She loved to collect mementos from their travels and decorated her home with interesting and beautiful artwork and artifacts. She was proud that her home was warm and welcoming, especially during the holidays. The neighborhood kids loved to visit the Hansen's on Halloween, because Carolyn always had a fun or scary trick to surprise them. She was very pleased that their cabin was built by her family members, and she loved spending time in the peaceful Uintas. She was a voracious reader and always beat everyone in any game that involved trivia. Carolyn was a fun Grandma, and she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fiercely. They loved the fact that Grandma always wanted to ride the fastest and scariest rides on Disneyland vacations. She loved to garden and was diligent in writing letters to keep more distant family members up to date.\n\nCarolyn is survived by her husband, five children and their spouses, Lorraine (Ryan) Orr, Marianne (James) Gorecki, Jay (Kerry) Hansen, Wayne (Trudy) Hansen, and Shereen (Chad) Street, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one beautiful granddaughter. She will be missed by all.\n\nServices will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the Jefferson Ward building located at 67 Clay Park Drive in Murray, Utah. Viewing from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and funeral services at 12:00. Interment at the West Jordan City Cemetery.\n\nThe family wishes to thank caregivers from Symbii home health and the IHC hospice services for their care and comfort during Carolyn's illness. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.