Coleen (Collett) Hancock Cunningham

May 28, 1930 to March 4, 2023

Coleen Cunningham

Coleen (Collett) Hancock Cunningham passed from this life to the next on March 4, 2023. She was born of goodly parents, Howard S. Collett and Fern Walkup Collett on May 28, 1930, in Vernal, Utah.

Coleen lived in Utah, California, New Mexico, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona, where she graduated from Mesa High in 1954. She met and married Francis Gerald (Jerry) Hancock on June 24,1954, in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. She was a faithful military wife and followed Jerry all over the globe, including Germany. Together they raised five children. Jerry died in 1986, leaving her a widow. Later, she met and married Marvin Charles (Chuck) Cunningham in Vernal, Utah, in May 2000. Together they served a mission in Nashville, Tennessee, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Coleen loved scouting. She was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America for 50 years. She was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for exceptional character and service in 1983. She loved to teach and serve others. She was a great hostess and loved having people around her. She worked many jobs, but the one she loved the most was the 15 years she was the office manager for Dr. Randy Labrum.

Coleen is survived by her children, Colette (Mark) Kremin and Lance (Becky) Hancock; stepdaughter, Patti (Ron) Russo; daughters-in-law, Dawn Hancock and Lillian Hancock; her siblings, Floyd (Joan) Collett, and Judy (Bud) Shelton; as well as 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Jerry Hancock and Chuck Cunningham; sons, Michael, Scott, and Kirk Hancock; stepson, Alex Ernst; parents, Howard and Fern Collett; in-laws, Ernest and Ethel Hancock; brother, Jack; and sister, Rose Collett.

Services were Saturday, March 11, 2023. Interment took place in the Lapoint Cemetery. Services under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.

We would like to thank Glines 6th and 4th Wards for the family dinner. Thank you to Canyons Home Health.