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Cyelas Hanks

July 13, 1972 — April 15, 2015

Life Story for Cyelas Brandon Hanks

Cyelas Brandon Hanks, 42, loving son, brother and friend, passed away quietly at his home in Fairfield, Idaho on Wednesday April 15, 2015. Cyelas was born in Bountiful, Utah on July 13, 1972. Cyelas had the most beautiful smile and he loved to create art in many, many forms. Music and movies was his medicine, friend and confidant, his dogs his companion. He loved unconditionally and was known for helping anyone he could, he “knew no stranger”. He was a patient, kind and tolerant man.

Cye loved his family unconditionally. Cyelas is survived by his parents, Steve Wilson and Kathleen BjorkmanWilson; and Scott (Buzz) Hanks. He is also survived by his grandmother, Wanda Hanks; siblings David (Tiffanie) Hanks; Amanda Wilson; Alyssa (Bryan) Obland; Bryan (Amie) Wilson; Jayme (Harley) Cook, nieces/nephews Sebastian and Aleczander; Alaylia, Quinton and Fynley; Amelya and Alexykai; Keiren; Parker, Izabel & Tim; & his beloved dogs, Tenacious and Pyro plus many, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved them all, as his family meant everything to him.

A Life celebration will be held for him at The Valley Club on Saturday, April 25th at 2:00pm. There will be a viewing Friday, April 24th from 5:00 to 8:00pm, and on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 to 11:30am at Wood River Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cyelas’ name may be made to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (

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