Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

Rosalie Hancey Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

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Date of DeathOctober 01, 2016

Rosalie Hancey Obituary

from Chandler, Utah, United States

Rosalie Hyer Spackman Hancey passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Sunrise Park Senior Living Center in Lewiston, Utah. She is greatly missed by all of her family and friends. For those who knew Rosalie, she was a wonderful mother, gramma and friend. Rosalie was born on Oct. 3, 1924, in Lewiston. She was the second child of seven that were born to Ira and Valeria Hyer. She grew up in Lewiston and graduated from North Cache High School. During World War II, Rosalie helped in the war effort by working in the More Island Navy Base. After the war, she met her sweetheart, Gale Spackman. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on Oct. 1, 1946. Rosalie and Gale made their home in Lewiston and raised their family. After Gale passed away Sept. 30, 1969, Rosalie married Robert J. Hancey on Aug. 30, 1972. Rosalie and Bob spent 24 summers at Nancy Lake, Alaska, and the winters in Cache Valley. Bob passed away Oct. 22, 1996.Rosalie had a rich, full life - full of love, work, fun and happiness, along with many tears. Rosalie had many talents and gifts that she shared with many. Her kitchen was filled with aromas and delicious food to share with anyone who entered her home. Rosalie crafted her homemaking skills by knitting, crocheting and sewing. She shared her talents with friends and family. One of her passions was fishing the beautiful rivers in Alaska. She was an avid Jazz and Aggie fan. Rosalie was a member of a pinochle club for more than 50 years. She supported her children and grandchildren in all activities - she was one proud Gramma. High Creek Canyon was a special place to Rosalie and her family, which provided many happy memories. Rosalie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many positions.Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Ether Gale Spackman and Robert J Hancey, two sons, Clinton Gale and Blaine H. (Beth), one great-grandson, BJ Larsen (Ally), and sister, Lydia Commish (Clair, deceased). She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Wendell Hyer (Connie), IraLu Stoddard (Dan, deceased), Larry Hyer (Colleen), Andrew Hyer (Marilyn), and Annette Hansen (Sheridan). She is also survived by her five children: Sally Baer (Chandler) of Smithfield, Kelly H. Spackman (Marilee) of Fairview, Shannon Deets (Tony) of Vernal, Coy Mickelsen (Wendell) South Jordan, and Mooch Spackman of Hyde Park. Rosalie had 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Her legacy will remember her of caring love given to all, especially the grandkids.Her children have wonderful memories of her and will greatly miss her! We love you, Mom! The family would like to thank Dr. Russell Hirst and the Sunrise Park Senior Living Center for the care and love shown to our mother.There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 85 S. Main, Smithfield, Utah. An additional viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Lewiston Fourth Ward Chapel, 16 S. Main, Lewiston, Utah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.