Lynne Cynthia Logan, 67, of Oakdale, died Tuesday, Aug. 6 after a courageous fight with cancer.
She was born in Oakland and was the second daughter of Ronald and Winifred Symms. She was raised in and attended the local high school in Piedmont.
She married William Logan with whom she had two daughters, Cindy and Michelle. She was always busy with some kind of project; she co-owned and operated the Three Penny Gallery in Castro Valley with her mother and her dear friend, Vonda Woodmansee. The three of them were incredible. It was then that she was the President of the local Chamber of Commerce, was active as a PTA member and a Bluebird/Campfire leader.
In 1977 she, her husband and their two daughters moved to Valley Home and began farming. They built green houses, grew their own food, raised cattle, sheep, pigs and a variety of other animals, she even made their soap.
Mrs. Logan was a 4-H leader, was an active member of the Central Valley Modified Midgets Association, enjoyed classes at MJC and renovating properties. After she and her husband separated, she became a licensed General Contractor. For years she operated as Valley ReHab working on commercial and residential properties all over the Central Valley.
In December of 1985 her daughter Michelle was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and after only seven months, cancer ended her life at the age of 16.
In more recent years, Mrs. Logan became proficient in Genealogy where she was recognized in several newspapers for finding lost family members and reuniting others. She enjoyed spending as much time with her family as possible.
In 2012, after learning she had stage IV breast cancer, she became a Flocker. Her daughter Cindy and a group of friends raised funds for the American Cancer Society in support of her, with their team “Flocking for a Cure.” Even while battling cancer she attended every event she could. She firmly believed that pain is but a symptom. “How you deal with it, like any other difficulty, is the important thing. It’s part of life. Manage it as best you can and live.”
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Logan of Oakdale; sister, Wynne Lindbergh of Oakdale; grandchildren, Jennifer McKinsey of Oakdale, Mike McKinsey of Modesto, Aimee Smith of Oakdale; great-grandchildren, Deavyn Patrick Logan Theriot, Kathryn Diane (KD) McKinsey; nieces, Laura Fenton of Bethel Island, Beth Fortin of Greenfield, Mass.; and grand-nieces, Katherine and Allie.
She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Michelle Logan.
Friends, family and acquaintances are invited to a celebration of life. The tentative plan is to gather at The River’s Edge Restaurant at 12725 Sonora Road in Knights Ferry on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Check www.facebook.com/LynneSLogan for any changes or to leave a message to her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances or personal services may be given to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, CA 95326.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Aug. 14, 2013