Martha R. Logan, 86, of Las Cruces, N.M., passed away in Gilbert, Ariz. on Jan. 8, 2013. She was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Farmersville, Texas to Richard and Aris Baker and grew up on the family farm. She married Joseph D. Logan in 1947 and moved to Blythe, Calif. in 1948 where she initially worked in banking, had a son and a daughter, and helped support her husband in the farming and produce business for 23 years. In 1970, the family moved to Las Cruces, where she continued to raise her children, and often helped in the family's restaurant business, Logan's Restaurant and later Your Choice Restaurant at Valley Drive and Main, until 1997. She loved to tell stories about her life, children and grandchildren, and did so while brightening people's days when she visited elderly friends and church members over the years. She was a long-time member of the Palener Church of Christ, and enjoyed playing the piano to accompany songs at meetings of the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces in years past. She is survived by her children, Joseph David Logan, Jr. and wife Carolyn Logan of Gilbert, and Lisa J. Logan of Las Cruces; grandchildren, Jonathan and Christopher Logan of Gilbert; nephew Kerry Glass and wife Susan Munro of Pepeekeo, Hawaii; niece Vicki Minter and husband Robert and son Austin of Coppell, Texas; niece Amy Vaughn and husband Bill and son Parker of Norman, Okla.; niece Elizabeth Cullins and husband Sean and daughter Abby of Goldsby, Okla. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph D. Logan; brother Bobby Baker and sister Wilma Glass. Mrs. Logan will lie in state from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., today Jan. 16 with a visitation with family 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home, 555 West Amador, Las Cruces, NM. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Officiating will be Ron Herring. Pallbearers will be Kerry B. Glass, Donald H. Wiese, Jr., Robert G. Wiese, Richard R. Abbey and members from the Panlener Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons Jonathan and Christopher Logan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 16, 2013