Brian Joseph Hansen, 38, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died after a valiant and exhausting battle against COVID-19.
Brian was born on September 7, 1983 to John and Karren Hansen at Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain. Growing up in Sonora, California, he was a beloved son and everyone’s favorite brother.
Brian loved to play soccer and after a complicated fracture ended his “career” he found his real joy in announcing soccer matches. Until his death, he worked with Lake Havasu High School and Thunderbolt Middle School and announced games. His gift of knowing players, stats, and match dates would put the guys at the Sports Center to shame.
Brian graduated from Sonora High School in 2002. After high school, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lubbock, Texas. There he learned Spanglish and a deep appreciation for Tex-Mex. Returning from his mission, he met the love (after sport) of his life, Kelly Lindsay, in Modesto. They married in May 2007. His greatest life’s work resulted from their marriage and their children Zak and Chloe. He loved being her father. He was never someone who was angry and always supported the things they had.
Brian worked hard and humble at Mohave Mental Health, where he was famous for his pranks and loved by his work family. His family would describe him as humble and never forget his perfect smile. Brian truly loved everyone and his family is so proud of him.
Brian leaves behind his wife Kelly Melissa Hansen, children Zachary Thomas Hansen and Chloe Melissa Hansen, and parents John and Karren Hansen, all from Lake Havasu City; his grandmother Willette Stratton of Waterford; his father and mother-in-law Duane and Shirley Lindsay from Modesto. He is also survived by his brothers John II (Jennifer) from Sacramento, Jeremy (Kristen) from Pleasant Grove, Utah, Andrew (Rachel) from Farmington, New Mexico; and his sisters Kristina (Shane) from Cambridge, Minnesota, Rebecca from Lake Park, Florida, Jessica (Ryan) from Plain City, Utah, and Kylie (Chris) from Gardnerville, Nevada; and brother-in-law Stan (Michelle), of Modesto, Michael Barron, and sister-in-law, Bree Barron; also honor siblings Bo and Tevon Carringer from Lake Havasu City. Brian was a wonderful uncle, a baby whisperer to many of the nieces and nephews who love and adore him. He also leaves behind a large loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins. We will miss Brian very much.
“Heroes will be remembered, but legends never die.” Brian will live on in the lives of his lovely children, every time the San Diego Padres win, whenever Havasu Online TV airs, every time a Stage 10 game lasts more than 2 hours, and every family gathering he loved most.
Please celebrate his life with us on Saturday, October 23rd at 11 a.m. at Latter-day Saints’ Church of Jesus Christ, 504 N. Acoma Blvd. Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Published by Sonora Union Democrat October 19-20, 2021.