Ed Logan, age 72, passed away on July 23, 2013, the result of a tragic accident in Alaska.
Ed was born September 4, 1940, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He graduated from Crater High School, Central Point, Ore., in 1958, where he was an outstanding football player. He received a Bachelor and Masters degree in art from California State University, Chico, where he was a member of the Delta Psi Delta Fraternity. After high school and while attending college, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Ed taught various art classes at Pleasant Valley High School from 1965-2004 and was Department Chair. He also coached junior varsity football from 1965-1971. While teaching for Chico Unified School District, Ed taught art classes part-time at night for Butte Community College. His goal was to complete a 50-year educational career and then finally retire. He was a popular, well-liked, and respected teacher who made a difference in many students' lives.
Ed was a true renaissance man. His talents ranged from working heavy-construction, truck driving, and pursuing a private pilot's license. He was an exceptionally talented artist. His artwork includes airbrush, pencils, oils, glass etchings, and wood carvings. His paintings range from humorous to serious portraits. Numerous schools in Chico and outlying districts have murals designed and painted by him.
Ed had a wide circle of friends. He fished in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, with close friends from high school, as well as locally with his teaching friends, on the Sacramento River. His PVHS colleagues shared a special bond for 43 years at the annual Spring Fling. He will be deeply missed by so many close friends as well as his family.
Ed is survived by the mother of his three children, Joy Martellero, of Chico, Calif.; their children, Kristina Porter, of Medford, Ore., Darci Logan, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Bradley Logan, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; sister, Gwen Winters; step-sisters, Becky Collins and Roberta Veitenhans; eight grandchildren; and his long-time canine companion, Maverick. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eloise Logan; and son, Kevin Reed Logan.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., August 8, 2013, at the Pleasant Valley High School Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow at the Chico Elks Lodge. All who wish to celebrate his life are welcome to attend. You may share your thoughts online at NewtonBracewell.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926, 530-342-9003.