MARY LOGAN (1944 - 2019)

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LOGAN--Mary Haven. Passed away January 11, 2019 after a nearly ten year courageous battle with Stage 4 breast cancer. Haven leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Robert Faulk, former director of the Lake/Mendocino Medical Foundation and Society, and his two children, Elizabeth Liming and Juliette Haggh, who both live in Arizona. She is survived by her son, Stephen Faulk and his wife, Piper (of Mendocino Ballet) and their two children, Asher and Violet who also reside in Ukiah, CA. Haven was born in New York City on February 24, 1944 and grew up in Stamford, CT. Her mother was Barbara Rollins of Brookline, Mass, who died when Haven was 12 years old. Haven was the youngest of four daughters including Deborah Montague, Lois Evans, and Penny Lohbauer. All of her sisters and parents have predeceased her. Her father remarried a close family friend who has three daughters, Ann Olson, Cathy Wilkerson and Robin Wilkerson who were close friends of Haven. Her father's job as Editor-In-Chief of Look Magazine and his frequent trips to Hollywood, fueled her early desire to be an actress. After two years at the Northwestern School of Speech, she decided she that she didn't have the determination to succeed as an actress and turned her attention to social causes which became a life long focus. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College at Columbia University. Haven first came to the Ukiah area in 1972 when she bought land on Greenfield Ranch. After two years she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a long time dream of being a therapist, earning an MSW at the University of Southern California. It became her life's work in a variety of settings. She also earned a doctorate in Health psychology from the International College. She was the founding director of the Serenity Eating Disorders Program and Assistant Vice- president of John Muir Hospital. Upon returning to Ukiah in the mid-1990s, she worked as a child therapist at Trinity School, Consolidated Tribal Health and had a private practice. Haven has published three books: "Choosing to Be Well," "The California Wine Country Diet" and "Remembering Poppy Mountain."

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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