Kathleen A. Logan (1938 - 2014)

  • "Kathleen was a inspiration to all who knew her. Always..."
    - Annette King
  • "Kathleen taught me how to knit. I will always remember her...."
    - Lynda Blake
  • "I'm so sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. She was truly a..."
    - Diane Hinshaw
  • "Deepest sympathy for this great loss to the family. There..."
    - Evelyn
  • "Kathleen was one of my first friends when I moved to..."
    - Shaya Straw

Kathleen Adell Logan grew up in Big Timber, Mont. On June 6, 1958, she married her beloved, Sidney Martin Logan. In 1961, the couple moved to Seward, Alaska, where Sid worked as a fishery biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In 1969, the family moved to Soldotna, Alaska. Kathleen filled her days with gardening, sewing, bread baking, mushroom and berry picking, wine making and telling stories to her children. She went salmon fishing on the Kenai River with anyone who could run a boat. She loved flowers, traveling, clamming and Labrador Retrievers. She spent hours helping in her kids' classrooms, leading Cub Scout and Brownie Troops. The family spent two summers commercial halibut fishing in Kachemak Bay. Kathleen also pursued her passion for art and in 1986, opened the renowned Birch Tree Gallery. The gallery showcased original art by Alaskans, including Kathleen's watercolor collages. Eventually, Kathleen's multiple sclerosis forced her to shelve her brushes, but she then immersed herself in knitting. People knew Kathleen as the Knitting Diva and enjoyed learning from her because she had immeasurable patience and understanding. Kathleen was preceded in death by her son, Kelly Bruce Logan; parents, Dora and Claude Doig; and brother, Bill Doig. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Sid; her son, Sid (Heather) of Arlington, Wash.; her daughter, Tuesday Twohy (Matthew) of Palmer, Alaska; five loving grandchildren, Sophie, Claire, Cleora, Cole and Camryn; sister, Darlene Forhart; and brother, Claude Doig. A private family ceremony is planned for next summer. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Kathleen's family requests generous donations be sent to the National MS Society.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 28, 2014