JAMES RUSSELL HANSON obituary
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James Russell (Jim) Hanson, 85, of Missoula, passed away the morning of July 24, 2009, at home comforted by his wife, children and the care of Partners Hospice, following complications from a heart attack and hip fractures.
Jim was born on June 18, 1924, in Havre, Mont., to Charles William and Verna Mae (Lockhart) Hanson. Growing up during the Depression in a family of six children and his grandfather, all in a two-bedroom house, Jim developed a set of values that stuck with him throughout his life hard work, appreciating what you have, frugality, and devotion to family. Upon graduation fro...