Jeanne C. Logan

Grabbing your hand she would say, “Come over here and let me introduce you. So and So, this is my best friend (insert your name).” Anybody that knew Jeannie was introduced like this at some point because every- body was Jeannie Logan’s best friend! She loved people and they loved her.
Jeanne Clark Logan was born to Evelyn Peers and Ralph Emerson Clarke in Richmond, VA on July 16, 1925 where she and her sister Kathryn Nichols (deceased) lived. In 1945, Jeanne happily wed Gordon E. Logan (deceased) in Landsdowne PA. Daughters Linda Lea Lillyblad of Parker, CO and Lesa Dawn Logan of Corvallis, OR came along and twelve years later the family set out for a four year tour in Germany where they learned about cathedrals, hunting, attending the opera, and touring Europe in a Buick!
The land and the people captivated Jeanne’s interest wherever she went. She exuded hospitality and warmth. Her home was full of stories, artifacts and friends from near and far including their three year tour of the Philippines in the late ‘60’s.
The Logan’s hearts were forever planted when Gordon retired from the CIA and they moved from Washington DC to Log Hill in 1972. Jeanne loved meet- ing the historic families who settled Log Hill and hearing their stories. She and Gordon spent endless hours exploring the abandoned homesteads and collecting treasures. She even wrote a moving poem that was pub- lished in a farming magazine about the rusty manure spreader they uncovered!
Together they built a home with a panoramic view of the San Juans and dove into Fortuna Tierra Club, the volunteer Fire Department, raising cows, breeding quar- ter horses, frequenting auctions, and enjoying life on the Double L Ranch. Jeanne explored many interests including painting, horses, hunting, gardening, writing and selling real estate in Montrose and Ridgway.
But always her greatest love was people. Never too busy to take time for others, she was awarded the Hospice Volunteer of the Year in Montrose. She took special interest in sharing the dreams and accomplish- ments of young people, none more precious than her two granddaughters Laura Lea Arbogast of Corvallis, OR and Brooke Logan Arbogast of Albany, OR.
Jeanne served on the altar guild of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ouray CO, where she will be laid to rest. She was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church after moving from Log Hill. She became a resi- dent of Sunrise Creek Assisted Living in 2010 and attended the First Presbyterian Church.
On 6/16/16 at 6:30am, exactly one month before her 91St birthday, Jeanne C. Logan’s brilliant torch went out - the glorious end of a satisfying life that enriched young and old.
Pastor Alan Gibson will officiate at a memorial cele- bration of life to be held at 11am on Friday, July 15th at the First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara Rd. Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 249-4732. A reception will follow. Memorial contributions: Hope West Hospice, American Macular Degeneration Association or the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter.