Monday, January 30, 2012

Grandpa Logan

My Grandpa Logan passed away on Thursday. I thought this was a great tribute to him.

Robert Emmett Logan, 86, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2012 in Buffalo, Wyoming. Bob was born on March 24, 1925 in Beaudette, Minnesota, to William Joseph and Mabel Josephine Logan. He married Betty Dawn Ell, his high school sweetheart, on December 12, 1947, in Ortonville, Minnesota. They are the parents of five children.
Bob was the oldest of six children and grew up working on the family farm in Ortonville. He graduated from Ortonville High School in 1943. After marriage, Bob and Betty continued to farm in Minnesota for several years until moving to Casper, Wyoming in 1952 with their son and two daughters. Bob began working as a paleontologist for Shell Oil Company in Casper, when he was transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah shortly after his third daughter was born in 1953. After 12 years in Salt Lake, Bob was transferred to Farmington, New Mexico, where his second son was born. In 1966 Bob left Shell Oil and moved the family to Jackson, Wyoming, where he purchased an Enco dealership. He sold the business three years later and moved his family to their final home in Buffalo, Wyoming. Bob and Betty were hired by Reynolds Aluminum, where Bob managed all operations at the Lake DeSmet Lodge and Marina. When Texaco bought out Reynolds, Bob stayed on as part of the maintenance staff, where he worked until he retired in 1984. In his many happy years of retirement he stayed busy gardening, repairing furniture, and helping out at Ron’s Plumbing, which Bob always said was the best job he ever had. Bob was known for his quick wit, lively sense of humor, and mischievous grin.
Bob Logan is survived by his wife of 64 years; his daughters LeeAnn (Dennis) Moser of Cedar City, Utah, and Laurie Logan and Lynn (Tim) O’Gan of Buffalo; his son Michael (Charity) Logan of Eureka, California; his sister Betty (Jerry) Miksche of Ripon, California; his brother Bill Logan of! Story; and his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son John Logan, and his sisters Shirley Evers, Donna Stine, and Vera Tice.

We love you so much Grandpa! You will be greatly missed!!


LeeAnn said...

Thanks Em, That's one of my favorite pictures of Dad.

singinggoldielocks said...

Sounds like you guys had a tough week. Thoughts and prayers have been sent your way..................