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Wendell Mathew Hancock
1919 ~ 2013

Wendell Mathew Hancock passed away on January 10, 2013 in Provo, Utah. He was born on December 20, 1919 to (Charles) Vernon Hancock and Emma Luella Merrell in Blackfoot, Idaho.

His family later moved to Utah, where he lived in various cities in Utah County throughout his life. He graduated from Provo High School, where he played Center on their football team. Following graduation, he worked for a floor laying business in locations from southern California to Washington and on a dry farm in Utah.

During World War II he received his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and then joined the 802nd Aviation Battalion where he helped in building runways in the Aleutian Islands and Okinawa. Following the war he was employed at Geneva Steel until his retirement.

He married Etta M. Roberts on December 1, 1948. They were later divorced.

He faithfully served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various callings, including the Bishopric and various High Priest Groups. He served as a temple worker at the Provo Temple, including over 20 years in the Baptistry.
He loved gardening, fishing, and traveling to visit his grandchildren. He is lovingly remembered by his family, friends, and neighbors for his kindness and service, his example and loyalty, and his good natured and friendly associations.

He is survived by his sister Vonda (Glen) Sheen of Twin Falls, Idaho, his son Brad (Sandy) Hancock of O'Fallon, Missouri, daughter Diane Hancock of Springville, eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Rivergrove 1st Ward at 789 N 700 W in Provo, Utah. Friends may visit family on Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Walker Sanderson Tribute Center at 85 East 300 South, Provo, UT or one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.

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