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Bill Logan (Assistant Principal)

The following obituary was sent to us by Bill Reid.  Thanks, Bill!  What a wonderful life Mr. Logan seemed to have!  We are delighted to have this information to share about our former assistant princial, Bill Logan!


Logan, William D. 86 12/21/1924 12/24/2010 At his request, no services will be held for William Douglas Logan, who died Dec. 24, 2010, at age 86. Mr. Logan was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Watsonville, Calif., the son of B.J. and Vivian Logan. The family lived in several locations in and around the Bay Area and Southern Oregon until 1929. At that time, they settled in North Portland where Bill attended Eliott Elementary School. The family moved to Southeast 25th Street and Powell Boulevard in 1935, and Bill completed the eighth grade at Grout Elementary School. In January 1939, he enrolled in Franklin High School and graduated four years later in January 1943. During his senior year, Bill was the center on Franklin's City Champion Football team which was undefeated and unscored on in nine games. He and four of his teammates were selected to the All-City Team by both The Oregonian and The Oregon Journal newspapers. In October 2007 he and four members of the team were inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. Following graduation, Mr. Logan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served until released from active duty on March 6, 1946. His tour of duty included serving as a sergeant on the islands of Guam and Tinian, and the invasion of Iwo Jima in February 1945. Three weeks following his release from active duty, Bill enrolled at Oregon State College where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in June 1949 and continued on with education courses at Portland State College during the summer. Bill was united in marriage with Mary Weigel Sept. 10, 1949, in St. Agatha Catholic Church in Southeast Portland. The couple lived in Portland while Bill continued taking graduate courses at Lewis & Clark College towards a Master of Education (M.Ed.). Early in June 1950, Mr. Logan transferred to the active Marine Reserves and joined the 4th 105 Howitzer Battalion stationed at Swan Island. When the Korean conflict began June 25, 1950, the Battalion made ready for active duty, which occurred July 25. Mr. Logan was able to complete all course work and was granted an M.Ed. in August before the battalion left for Camp Pendleton, Calif. From October 1950 to the following May, Mr. Logan did duty in Central Korea. He applied for, and was accepted to attend, Officer Candidate School at the Marine base in Quantico, Va. He returned to the U.S. in June and reported to Quantico, only to discover that he qualified to be released from active duty. Following two months of duty at Quantico Marine Base, he was transferred to the West Coast for release and returned to Portland late in August 1951. One week before school started, Mr. Logan was hired to fill the last teaching position at Beaverton Union High School. The assignment included two classes of economics and one class each of algebra, biology, and American history. He was also assigned to cafeteria duty during lunch and coached the J.V. (junior varsity) baseball team. During the next six years he taught economics and coached the J.V. football and baseball teams. He and Mary moved to the Beaverton area in the spring of 1952. In 1958 a second high school, Sunset High School, was opened in the Beaverton School District. Mr. Logan transferred there as assistant principal and was named principal in 1963. In 1967 he returned to Beaverton High School where he remained for 12 years as principal. In April 1969 Mr. Logan was selected as one of 40 secondary administrators from the U.S. to spend three weeks visiting schools in Denmark, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and England. In 1979 Mr. Logan moved to the central administration office and served as the North area director for Sunset High School, two intermediate schools, and eight elementary schools. In June 1983 he retired from full-time employment but continued with the district until 1993 on a part-time contract, thus completing 42 years of service to the Beaverton School District. From 1970 to 1987 Mr. Logan and his sons and daughter commercial fished on an orange and black dory off the beach at Pacific City. The family purchased a beach cabin there in 1973 which they kept after the dory was sold. Mr. Logan continued to enjoy spending about half of each year in Pacific City fishing with friends or cutting firewood in the coast range. In March 2002 Mr. Logan suffered a severe stroke which greatly curtailed his activities at Pacific City, and the beach property was sold in 2007. Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, Tom of Scappoose; son, Quest of Hollister, Calif.; daughter, Janice Logan of Portland; and grandsons, Max and Rayce. The family suggests that remembrance be made by taking your wife, husband, or friends out to dinner and enjoying the meal. Disposition was by cremation with the remains to be interred along with his wife's at a later date in Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home. - See more at:

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