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Obituary of Garrett Leland Hansen

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With deepest sorrow, we announce that Garrett Leland Hansen (G-Force!), age 30, our beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 26, 2021, while swimming in Lake Havasu. Those who knew Garrett, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Garrett loved Lake Havasu and the Colorado River and was involved with many outdoor activities and endeavors: Lake Havasu Community Garden, LHC Outrigger Canoe Club, Sea Scouts and ASU. Garrett was a talented artist who loved all water sports, snow skiing, photography, wood burning art, creative writings, and any (and all!) adventure-based activities. He had a unique talent to see the beauty in nature while out exploring, whether it be on a motorcycle ride through the desert, paddling the lake and river, or a hike in the forests and mountains. He made new friends everywhere he went and shared a positive impact on all lucky enough to cross his path. Garrett was a kind and generous man. He always found joy in helping others. Garrett graduated from the MCC fire academy at age 22 and continued to rescue both wildlife and humans most days of his life. He loved to meet new people on the beach, hear their stories and share stories of his adventures! He loved to give kayak and paddleboard tours of remote places in Lake Havasu – and capture beautiful pictures of the scenery and wildlife along the way. Garrett is famous for his positive affirmations: whenever someone was facing a challenge, they would hear Garrett say, “You’ve got this!” He will be missed everyday by his mother, Kim Hansen Anderson, stepfather, Jeff Anderson, father, Randy Hansen, stepmother, Charlotte Hansen, brother, Bryce Hansen and sister Katie Benisch, grandparents, Tommy and Betty Plemons, uncles, aunts, cousins and many, many great friends. Garrett will be remembered for his enormous heart and infectious smile – Garrett lived the Ohana lifestyle. His family, friends and all who knew him will keep his light shining and never forget him. Please join family and friends – both old and new – in a celebration ceremony of Garrett’s life: New Horizons – Community Garden 2045 Moyo Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at
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Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021
New Horizons Community Garden
2045 Moyo Drive
Lake Havasu City , Arizona, United States