Ray
Ray Gridley Logan, Jr. Dec. 26, 1931 - August 18, 2006 Devoted Husband of Bette and loving father to Melanie (Mike), Luke (Sandy), Beau, Ray G. (Sandra). Ray is also survived by granddaughters, Elke and Cassidy, step grandchildren Joe, Angee, Amanda, Ashley, Tim and Autumn, as well as, step great grandchildren Joe Ray, Kaylyn, and Jonathan, his sister Rachel (John) Koblosh, nephew Dan, Mike and niece, Trudy. Ray was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His family moved to LA area when he was twelve. He graduated from Hollywood High in 1950.Ray lived his Sr. year in Seaside Oregon, and always made it back for high school reunions, He felt it was his home. After graduation he served four years in the Air Force, serving duty in Korea with the 581st Air Resupply & Communication Air Wing. Ray received the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the Distinguished Unit Citation for Service. Ray left the Air Force with the rank of SSgt. Ray met his wife of 52 years in Tennessee. They made their home in Redondo Beach for 50 years, where he was active in Mira Costa Little League and Boy Scouts and Y Indian Guides. Ray was employed in the Aerospace Industry, receiving awards for his work on the Apollo 9 space vehicle and retired from Hughes in 1990. He spent his retirement years traveling, golfing and bowling. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, joy of life, and love of family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations are requested for Trinity Care Hospice, Torrance, Ca. Funeral services where held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at White and Day Mortuary in Redondo Beach at 11AM. A reception was held August 24, 2006, 12PM at the Eagles Lodge In Redondo Beach, where Ray was a longtime member. A good time was had with food drinks and good stories. His family & neighbors, friends from Little League, the Air Force, Aerospace, bowling and golf were all there. Interment services were held August 25, 2006 at the Riverside National Cemetery. 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518 at 2:01PM. There was a Military graveside service with full honors, Staging Area 5, To Bunker Bravo. Pallbearers were his sons, Luke, Beau and Ray G., his nephews, Dan and Mike Koblosh and Son-in-law Mike Bawolski The Blue Eagles (USAF) honor guard, MSgt Atienza & SSgt Ugorgi Performed the Flag ceremony and presented the Flag to Bette Logan, his wife with grand daughters, Elke & Cassidy by her side. The US Army performed the 21 gun salute and taps. March Air Force Base did a 3-jet fly by with one jet veering off alone. Nephew Dan Koblosh closed with memories and a prayer Rays was seen off by his lifelong friends and family We will all miss him

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  1. For the ones that missed it, this was what cassidy read at the service. My Grandpa was a very good man. But now he has passed on to heaven. He was there the day I was born. He was there for my birthdays. He loved to see me dress up for Holloween and laughed at our Easter egg hunts. He made Christmas fun with his piano. When I broke my arm, he helped my dad pay for it. And took care of me. My Grandpa was a very kind and caring man. He loved his family and his dog. Elke and I will miss him very very much. He was very nice to others. He use to pick me up from school, And we worked in his garden together I will always remember this day. Every one will miss him very much. Especially my Grandma. She loved him very much. I loved my Grandpa and will miss spending time with him. I will miss him playing the piano. And going places with him and talking to him. The house is quite with out him, but his love is still there. And he still watches over us. I love you Grandpa, you will always be in our prayers. Wait for us and we will see you in heaven. By Cassidy Logan 8-24-06

  2. Melanie and Family Our deepest sympathies to all of you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Love, Edward, Donna and Dayna

  3. What a great obituary! I know you are proud of all of Ray’s accomplishments and all of his interests and many friends. I know you will miss him. You are in my thoughts. Barbara

  4. He was a wonderful father and husband I didn’t get a chance to get to know him really well but from what I knew his family always came first and his love and commitment has been shown thru his children and grandchildren. You are in our thoughts and prayers Ali and Sami Jacci Jacob and Josh

  5. I served in Korea with Ray and was able to get together a couple of times 50 years later. The same Ray, always with a smile and lots of wit. It was my pleasure to have known Ray and just recently meeting Bette. You kids and grandkids had a wonderful father and grandfather in Ray. He spoke of you in our exchange of e-mails.

  6. We are thinking of you at this time. Wish we could be there with you, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your loving niece, Beth

  7. Dear Bette, Know Ray had a beautiful service today. Our hearts and prayers have been with you and the children this week. Wish so much we could have been there. Love, Bill & Jo

  8. Dear Logan Clan– So saddened to hear about Ray. What a sweet, sweet spirit he had. And he was always so FUNNY. And so modest, real and unpretentious. The world is less without him in it. Even so far away, I feel the loss here. I have been thinking of all of you all this week. When we were very little girls, Beth & I tried to convince my Dad to move us to California so we could be near all of you. When he did not accomadate us (we couldn’t understand why) we would go out and sit in our car, pretend to drive and plot how we would run away to California, to be with Uncle Ray and Aunt Bette and Melanie and Luke and Beau (Ray G. wasn’t born yet.) I think about this every once in a while, and wish those little girls could have had two lives: the one we lived in Tennessee and the one we missed with all of you… I never wished for that to be true more than I have this week…so sorry I’m not there…know I carry you all in my heart… Love, Kathy

  9. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Uncle Ray and know that there is a great loss in your lives…Thinking of you daily and hope the days ahead will heal your hearts and you can be happy with all your sweet memories….. Van & Jan Simpson

  10. Anut Bette, I hope you and the family are in high spirits. We all wanted you to know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Wish that we could comfort you at this time. Please give all our cousins a big hug for us to let them know our sympathy is with them during this time. I know having your kids and grnadchildren are a big help. Love, Laura, Bart, Bret, Taya and Nathan

  11. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that God wil be with you during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  12. Dear Bette, I am sorry we never had a chance to meet. I am R.G.’s cousin. When R.G. would visit his Grandmother (we called her Mom), on Mersington in K.C.Mo. (we lived next door) we would play together and have a great time. After he moved to California we visited them in 1946, then never saw him again. We share in your loss and hope some day we may meet and talk of old times. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Cousin Richard Upp.

  13. Dear Bette, So sorry to hear of your loss of Ray. You have had a long and happy marriage and family there close. So many blessings–some we never dreamed of. It has been so long since I have seen you, but I have lots of fond memories of you. I remember the day you were married and Ray stayed with us, and dressed for the wedding. It was so funny when M.C. noticed that Ray had forgotten to put his shoe strings in. This was after the wedding. Thought I would share a light note with you as you have had this sad time. Keep the happy memories foremost in your thoughts. You were such a cute couple. You and the children have been in my thought and prayers for some time as I have known of Ray’s health problems. Hope to see you back in Tenn. some day. Love Dixie

  14. Dear Betty and Family, I worked with Ray at the Library District; I will never forget his war, dog, family and oil field anecdotes. I know he will be missed by all. I loved the video tribute; it was neat to see Ray and Betty during their younger days. God bless you, Rob Vose

  15. Bette, Cassidy said it all! What more can one say. Ray was my friend and my brother. He was always there with a “joke” or a serious comment. I guess he always knew the right thing to say. You and Ray were a great strenght to me while I was there in the Navy. Those weekend trips to your house are precious remembrances. I am sorry I could not be there for the funeral and burial. I will talk to you soon. Love, Jimmy

  16. We would like to offer our condolences to the Logan family. It sounds like the funeral and graveside service were comforting and appropriate for such a special man. We were sorry we were unable to be there to offer comfort and share in his send off. The Ryyth Family

  17. Dearest Logan family, Mel and I have been good friends since High School and I was a classmate of Luke. I remember Dad as a caring spirit. A compass at home with mom. I am sorry for the loss on this earth, but he will in our warm hearts forever. I know, my parents both passed on recently. Mary “SUE” SCHMUTZ Ahmed PS Loved the Grandpa poem!!!

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