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Joseph L. Hanson

06/06/1994 - 06/13/2020
Service Date: 06/18/2020
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

Joseph L. Hanson, born June 6, 1994, passed away on June 13, 2020 at Chandler Regional Hospital.  Joseph was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved with his family to Arizona in 2005. Joe attended schools and worked in the Ahwatukee community. Joseph loved his friends and his family and always brought a smile to everyone.

Joseph was preceded in death by all 4 of his grandparents.  He leaves behind his parents, Larry and Julie as well as his sister, Deb and friends.

A Celebration of his life will be held Thursday, June 18th at 10am at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases https://nfid.z2systems.com/np/clients/nfid/donation.jsp  .

You can cc Deb for any donations: debhanson297@gmail.com

Thank you


  • You were a third brother to me Joe. I’ve known your sweet soul for about 12 years now & the thought of you actually being gone..? Heartbreaking. Rest easy my angel, have fun ether grandparents & Duchess. We’ll see you soon.

  • Wheeler Family

    So very sorry for your loss, please rely on the Lord above to get you thru this terrible loss. Our sympathies Carolyn Wheeler and family.

  • Joey was always so sweet and kind to me oh I will
    Miss him so much he was such a good guy bless his heart I’m so sorry…..

  • RIP to a great friend & Soul He always knew how to make his friends laugh and smile no matter what. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Maegan Kennedy

    Joe, you were like another brother to me. You had the sweetest soul. You wanted everyone to be okay and happy. You’d always make my day when you’d come into my work back in the day. I miss hanging out with you Deb and Liam. I know you’re at peace and in a better place, and I’m sure Liam was right there to greet you when you got there. Love you and miss you Joe. Keep Liam in good company. My condolences to Deb, Jules and Lars. ❤️

  • Deb, Julie and Larry my heart is breaking for you all. Deb has been a part of our family since meeting her when we moved to AZ as we always felt as if your entire family was part of ours. I love you all and I’m saddened knowing you all are going through this. If any of you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • I am so blessed to have known such a special soul. Joe, you were like a brother to me. And I’m grateful I got to grow up alongside you and Deb. Joe, I miss you, but I know you’re up there as happy as can be. To Jules, Lars, and Deb, I love you all so much and wish I could be with you through this time. Sending you hugs from afar.

  • Adam De La Cruz

    I’m gonna miss you man. You were one my realest friends back when I was in high school. I enjoyed every moment we had with each from being out late at night causing mischief to simply going to Circle K for a thirst buster. Without you I wouldn’t have the good friends I have now and those days in 2012 through 2014 were the best times of my life. I hope you enjoy the after life with your friend Alex. And Rest In Peace, bro. You won’t be forgotten.

  • Courtni Holness

    Joe had the kind of energy that made the room smile when he walked in. He was such a sweet soul who knew how to make people laugh. Joe was like a brother to me and I am so grateful to have known him. I send my love, hugs, and comfort to Deb, Jules, and Lars, a family I hold dear to my heart. I love you all so much and I am here for you in any way that I can be.

  • Reuben Becerril

    Joey, you were the most honest and pure person Ive ever known.. Your passing, is truly heartbreaking. I’m sad I never had a chance to catch up with you.. but you rest easy my friend, I know we’ll see each other again someday. To the family, I’m sorry for your loss.. Joey was great friend, and I’m glad I had meet him.

  • Andre Portillo

    Joey man. I can’t even believe still or accept that you are gone. I know we haven’t gotten to chill much since I left Tukee, and i deeply regret that. I know you were going through hard times and so was I. But now u will be free of any pain. While me the homies and your family take on the pain of not having you here with us. We will forever keep your joyful spirit with us that will uplift us forever.

  • Joe was one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I’ll never forget the period of time when I would go over to his house several days a week just to drink a couple cups of coffee on the back patio. We shared a lot of laughs and good times together. Rest easy buddy I’ll never forget you man.

  • Oh Jo-Jo….
    Im having a hard time accepting the fact that you’re gone….we were just re-kindling our friendship again….im so sorry Jo-Jo….i love you and you will be missed terribly….

  • Joey was such a kind hearted individual, he always wanted to see those around him smile and be happy. He always put others before himself, and even during hard times kept a positive mindset, truly a legend in my book. He will truly be missed.

  • Joey Hanson, I didn’t want to believe this and now i have to accept the fact you are no longer able to bless every one who knew you with your presence , dude you always had me amazed at how you managed to keep a smile on under the most trying circumstances , even though i never told you i always admired your perseverance my guy and i am hurt that i never got a chance to see you this year before this unfortunate circumstance arose . Your in all of our hearts Jo-Jo , always will be missed and never forgotten mannn / Stay up until we meet again . BLESS

  • Shelley McGill

    Larry and Julie, you are in our constant prayers and Julie, keep visioning what you told me on the phone the other day, that Joe is in Heaven, with no pain, no suffering, being happy with his grandparents and good friend. Please know that we are all here for both of you and will always be. Much Love, Bear and Shell

  • Julie, Larry and Deb,
    I learned about Joey today and my heart is so heavy for your family. Keith and I just spoke about Joey while we were on a walk a few days ago bc we saw a boy who reminded us of him. He and Alex were so close and we were remembering the two of them. I am so sorry…..we will always remember his sweetness and his smile. I have no doubt Alex greeted his dear friend with wide open arms.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    With love,

  • Steven Fennelly

    Julie and Larry
    I just heard about this today. I am so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and Joey.

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