James Hanson, age 88, of Mt. Vernon, passed away August 10, 2020, at his residence with his family by his side. A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Canyon City Cemetery in Canyon City, Oregon.
Jim was born in Portland, Oregon to Lloyd G. Hanson and Ruth C. Beebe on February 25, 1932. He went to Benson Polytechnic High School and attended Oregon State University. Jim served four years in the United States Navy as a second-class Cryptologic Technician, stationed in the Western Pacific and Korea. After returning home Jim worked for the Oregon State Police for twenty-six years in The Dalles, Government Camp and John Day. He was station sergeant from 1978 up until his retirement in 1983.
He enjoyed spending time at his beach house in Rockaway, Oregon and going for walks in the back woods with his three dogs. Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, American Legion and on the OSP Reserve.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Ruth Hanson.
He is survived by his sister, Linda G. Miller and niece, Jamie Ingram of Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Memorial contributions can be made to ASPCA through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day., Oregon.
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