Olive Maxine Hansen passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 16, 2023 in her\nhundredth year of life. She was born on July 12, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Frank Joseph\nMullett and Olive Cora Aveson. Her family moved to Provo when her father opened Mullett\nJewelry on Center Street. Frank and Olive created a loving home for their two daughters,\nMaxine and Marian, filled with fresh flowers, fun games, silly songs, and laughter.\nMaxine attended Provo High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Howard\nHoover. She later attended Brigham Young University where she studied bookkeeping. Maxine\nand Howard were married in Kansas City, Kansas where Howard was serving in the Air Force.\nThey eventually made their home in Edgemont where they raised their four children, Pam, Teri,\nKim, and Shannon. In 1960, Howard was tragically killed while rafting the Colorado River.\nMaxine cared for her four children as a single mother before meeting Don Hansen, who first\nnoticed her when he coached her son Kim’s baseball team. Don and Maxine were married in\nProvo and later joyfully welcomed their youngest daughter, Mary.\nMaxine faithfully attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and encouraged her\nchildren to develop their own testimonies of Jesus Christ. She served in both the Primary and\nRelief Society and greeted each calling with a happy heart. She was a member of Dekatos and\nloved her Bridge games with friends and family. Her exceptional culinary talents will be fondly\nremembered and dearly missed. Her children agreed that of all the meals their mom prepared,\ntheir favorite by far was her roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, as well as the divinity candy she\nmade every year at Christmastime.\nA true adventurer, Maxine spent every summer enjoying Lake Powell with her children and\ngrandchildren—water skiing, camping, and exploring the desert, and winters were spent skiing\nat Timp Haven with friends and family. She and Don shared a passion for traveling and enjoyed\ntrips to Europe, Hawaii, Fiji, and Australia. Her adventurous spirit lives on in the many\ngenerations after her, leaving behind a legacy of appreciation for nature and the outdoors.\nBeloved by all who knew her, Maxine will be remembered for never being without her red\nlipstick. She was deeply devoted to her family and is survived by her five children, Pam Hoover\nRobert (Jeff), Teri Hoover Robert, Kim Hoover (Jean), Shannon Hoover Anderson (Jerry), Mary\nHansen Mallory (Rick), 29 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren, and 14 great great\ngrandchildren.\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:00 at 4056 N. Timpview\nDr., Provo. There will not be a viewing prior to services.