Logan Stephens Hansen
October 19, 1927 - December 28, 2012
Logan was born in Seattle, Washington, the only child of Irma Stephens Hansen and Henry William Hansen. From an early age, Logan demonstrated a love of family, curiosity about the world around him and a passion for sports and the outdoors. He moved to Long Beach as a young child with his mother after losing his father in a car accident. Growing up, Logan and his mother lived with his maternal grandparents. He developed a particularly strong bond with his grandfather, William Logan Stephens who was the Superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District for 20 years. He graduated from Poly High School and the University of Washington in his native Seattle, and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Logan also worked with the youth of Long Beach as a swimming teacher at the Colorado Lagoon, and owned and operated a summer day camp. He later enjoyed professional success in public school education and real estate, retiring from the LA Department of Water & Power's Real Estate Division in 1994. Logan married Helen Zarifes in 1959. He loved his family and friends, and pursued his passion for travel and sports throughout his lifetime. He and Helen enjoyed traveling the U.S. and the world, including biking, hiking and walking tours in Europe and Asia. Logan was an avid golfer, cyclist, runner, triathlete and spinning enthusiast. He was devoted to his community, volunteering for the American Red Cross and Boy Scouts of America, as well as coaching youth football and baseball teams. He is survived by his wife Helen, his children Stephen, Dana, Bill and Peri, and his beloved grandsons Connor and Trevor. Services will be private for family, and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Stanford University Fund for Undergraduate Education or the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach Building Fund. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2013