James Michael Hanson

October 30, 1954May 20, 2018

James “Jim” Hanson, 63, of Dundee, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, May 20th after complications following a heart attack. Jim was born in Portland, Oregon on October 30, 1954 to Tony and Colleen Hanson. Jim graduated from LaSalle High School in 1973, and married his high school sweetheart, Gail, on February 14, 1976. Jim was a devoted father and husband, and spent much of his free time coaching his five kids. Jim also loved spending time at the coast, enjoying the outdoors, and creating memories with his family. He is survived by his wife, Gail, his five children – Malia Bernards, Shauna Sauer, Chrissy Hanson, John Hanson, and Michaela Shanks – and five grandchildren, Nathan Sauer, Madison Sauer, Tristan Bernards, and Theodore Bernards. He is also survived by his five siblings – Lori Toops, Karen McNeil, Brian Hanson, Jane Christensen & Teri Utlaut. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Rosary service will be held at the Convent Chapel of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 29th. His life will be celebrated with a funeral mass on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Beaverton, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Jim’s memory to the Valley Catholic School Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance c/o SSMO Foundation, 4440 SW 148th Avenue, Beaverton, Oregon, 97078 or online at


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Committal Friday, June 1, 2018

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Paul Taylor

October 8, 2018

I am a fortunate man to have known Jim for almost 35 years. We made each other laugh and had a deep connection that cemented a true appreciation of one another. We would share stories and always check in about one another’s family even though we unfortunately didn’t have that link.
My love to the family.
Paul Taylor

Heidi Fleury-Gregor

May 27, 2018

I worked with Jim for probably 12 years or longer. He was a very kindhearted man. I always remember him asking how my husband was and to tell him hi. He always inquired about my children by name. He was sweet, considerate compassionate, had an infectious laugh and just a great human being. He loved his family more than my words can tell you but you all already know that. Jim talked about all of you so often that when I met all of you I felt like I knew you. Love you guys. Remember God is walking with you every step of the way through this time of grief.

Tara Webber

May 25, 2018

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34;18. I hope you find comfort in God's promise & ion the many wonderful memory's you made & shared together. You have my condolences.

Karen McNeil

May 25, 2018

We'll miss you Jim.