Happy 80th Birthday!: Gary Read Hancock

Saturday , June 30, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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Eighty years ago, on June 22, 1938, Boyd and Zelma Hancock welcomed twin boys into their family. Gary and Jerry grew up on their family's dairy farm in West Weber and graduated from Weber High School.

He then attended the University of Utah before going on an LDS Mission in the Central States Mission. He enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and was called to active duty during the Cuban missle crisis.

He owned Judy's Ice Cream for three years and Mason's Drive Inn for three years before finding a 44 year home as a Real Estate Broker. He served several years as an officer in both the local and state associations. He has received many awards, including the 2002 Ogden Board "Realtor of the Year" and in 2007 Utah State "Realtor of the Year." He was appointed by Governor Huntsman to a four year term as State Real Estate Commissioner and Governor Herbert appointed him to an additional four year term as Commissioner.

He has three children: Lisa (Layton), Jeff (Syracuse) and Michele (Elwood); and seven stepchildren: Daren (Hurricane), Jack (deceased), Kim (Ticaboo), Tiffany (Hurricane), Sharon (West Point), Calley (Hawaii) and Adam (Alaska); 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He and his wife, Judie, currently serve as ordinance workers in the Ogden LDS Temple.

A celebration for both Jerry and Gary was held at Maddox Lodge with their family.