“It is what it is”\n\nJames Logan Hansen was born on July 17, 1948 in Great Falls, Montana to James Robert (Bob) Hansen and Janet Mabel (Neate) Hansen. He passed away on November 12, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with a Glioblastoma.\n\nHe graduated from C.M. Russell High School. He briefly attended Ricks College and, after joining the Army, he married Guyanne Roberts in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Together they had four children. They later divorced, but remained good friends throughout his life.\n\nHe attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in accounting. He became a CPA and spent the rest of his life devoted to his profession. He often stated how lucky he was to have found a career that he was truly passionate about and that was suited for his skills and abilities. His intelligence and accounting background provided him with many entrepreneurial opportunities. He owned several businesses, everything from a dry cleaner to a men’s fine clothing store. He always had a yellow pad ready to make a deal. He was a man of many talents and there was never a project he was not prepared to tackle.\n\nHe loved motorcycle riding, sailing, the sunshine, his grandchildren, fine German automobiles, and the patio at his house in Arizona. He was a terrible driver, a control enthusiast, humorous at times, and always cold (requiring a sweater even in the most extreme heat). But most importantly, he was incredibly generous to those in need. He would never hesitate to help out a stranger who was down on their luck. Whether you knew him as Jim, Jimmy, James, Papa, Dad, or the Old Man, there was no one quite like him. \n\nWe have always been very devoted to our dad even though his intensity and attention to detail could be overwhelming at times. He taught us many great lessons, including the value of hard work, and was always ready to give advice.\n\nHis last days were not easy. He absolutely fought the good fight against his cancer. We are grateful he is now at peace and we will miss him dearly. We are incredibly grateful to our brother, Brent, who was his primary caretaker. \n\nHe is survived by his children Rob (Linny) Hansen, Brent Hansen, Erica (Ryan) Haugen, and Todd (Kim) Hansen, his grandchildren Tyler Haugen, Mason Haugen, Hannah Hansen, Madelyn Hansen, and Logan Hansen, his four brothers and six sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and colleagues. He is preceded in death by his parents Bob (2001) and Janet (2019).\n\nJames wished to be cremated and his ashes scattered at Red Castle Lake high up in the Unita Mountains when the season allows. A celebration of life will take place at a later date for family and friends after we have had some time to process his passing.