Louise (Hansen) Seely, 51, of West Jordan, UT, died at home
on Friday, March 24, 2017. Born 6 November 1965 in Salt
Lake City, UT to Forest Andresen Hansen and Karen Anderson
Hansen, Andrea grew up in Salt Lake, where she became interested
in drama during junior high. This interest continued after
a move to Rupert, ID in 1982. After her graduation from
Minico High School. Andrea attended Ricks College for three
years where she obtained degrees in both Horticulture and
General Studies. Andrea was “Woman of the Year”
for the Horticulture department, and spoke at that department’s
convocation when she graduated.
After her graduation from Ricks, Andrea was called as a
missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
to the Italy Milano Mission, where she served from 1987-1989.
Following her mission, Andrea attended BYU Provo where she
added another Horticulture degree and served as president
of the university’s horticulture club.
In 1995 she married Nathan Louis Seely in the Jordan River
Temple. Together they raised three children: Rebecca (Becky),
James and Robert (Robby). Andrea’s earlier interest
in drama was revived during a Stake production of “The
Music Man” where she reprised the role of Aunt Paroo
which she had played in high school—this time with
her own son (James) portraying her stage son, Winthrop.
For the past several years, Andrea and her children have
enjoyed being involved in the West Hills Middle School after-school
drama program. Andrea was the Costume Consultant for: Aladdin
(2013), Mulan (2014), and The Pirates of Penzance (2016).
Over the years, Andrea served on the Temple Committee,
in the Relief Society Presidency, and as the Ward Music
Chairperson; she also sang in the ward choir, taught Sunday
School, and served as the Gardening merit badge counselor
for the Boy Scouts.
In addition to Nathan and her children, Andrea is survived
by her mother Karen Hansen, her sister Kari (Earl) Marshall,
and her brothers Dave (Mara) and Christoffer (Char) Hansen
and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to
all the friends, neighbors and ward members for their time,
their love, their generosity, their service, their support
and their prayers in behalf of Andrea and her family during
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
at 11:00 am in the Welby 8th LDS Ward Chapel, 8385 South
4800 West, West Jordan, Utah. Family and friends may call
Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at
the Welby 8th Ward Chapel. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Warenski Funeral
Home of American Fork, Utah.