Obituary: Ralph Leonard Logan

Thanks to O. Logan for sharing the following obituary. He is Research Secretary for the Pre1800 Logan group and is an avid longtime researcher, helper, and generous sharer of information.

Ralph Leonard Logan

Camarillo, CA

It is with heavy hearts that we bid a sad farewell to a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Ralph Leonard Logan passed away January 15, 2016. Ralph was born in Washington state, April 4, 1945 and moved with his family to Ventura County as a young boy. After graduating from high school he held a variety of jobs. He sprayed field crops, drove big rigs and worked on kelp boats. In the late 1960s, Ralph went to work for Facelle Paper Co. The company sold to Procter and Gamble and Ralph stayed there until he retired in 2000.

Ralph kept very busy with his various hobbies. His home showcased his many talents with concrete, masonry, electrical and plumbing.

Over the years, he was very active in bowling leagues, softball teams, motorcycling, hunting, fishing, traveling the US in his RV and having BBQs with his many friends.

Many thought Ralph was a confirmed bachelor but he surprised us all! That all changed on a company business trip to Alabama in 1993. There he met Julie Wood, who became the love of his life. They would court long distance until they wed in 1996.

Ralph leaves behind his loving wife Julie, their little dog Sissy, sons Leonard and David, stepdaughter Kim (John), grandchildren: John Austin, Ella Grace and Eli Martin, brother Roger (Judy), sister Ann (Linda) and the many friends that were family to him.

He was preceded in in death by his parents, Cecil and Marguerite Logan and pet dog and cat, Tassy and Purtec.

In Remembrance of You

The moment that you died my heart was torn in two, one side filled with heartache the other died with you.

I often lie awake at night, when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks. Remembering is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is heartache that never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain, until the joyous day arrives that we will meet again.

-Author unknown

A celebration of life for Ralph will be January 22, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura.

Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo (805) 482-1166.

Obituaries contributed by Lance Logan

Many thanks to Lance Logan for the following obituaries:

Emma Maxine White Logan obituary

Betty Laubhan obituary  (Betty’s obituary contains family photographs.)

Hubert Laubhan obituary (contains family photographs)

Lois Neel obituary (71 photographs in the photo gallery)

Bill Yost obituary

Sandra Yost obituary (37 photographs in the photo gallery)

Sara Judith Logan obituary

Gilbert Ruth obituary