Rosalie Ernestine LOGAN
October 28, 1940 – December 16, 2020
Rosalie Ernestine Logan
October 28, 1940 to December 16, 2020
She was known as Rosalie or Rose to her Mulberry family. She was Rose to all others. Or Mom to her children. And Ammy to her grandchildren and all their friends.
She was born in Sedalia, Missouri to Joseph Mulberry and Catherine L. Smith, the youngest of 5 children. When Rose was likely still a baby, the family left Missouri for Oregon. Her parents divorced when she was young. Rose was raised primarily by her father. She lived in various areas around Portland and even survived the 1948 Vanport Flood, losing basically everything. She was also a two-time breast cancer survivor.
As a teenager, she met her future husband at a dance held at Jantzen Beach. They married 6 months later and remained married for a little over 61 years. She is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Logan; daughter, Jan Abramovitz; son, David Logan; grandsons, Eli Abramovitz and Aaron Hooper; and granddaughter, Kira Abramovitz. Her daughter Deborah Hooper (twin to Jan) preceded her in death in 2010.
There was nothing more important to her than being a mother. Except perhaps, being a grandmother. She was immensely proud of her children, and even more proud of her cherished grandchildren.
Rose was a mother first and always. But she was also an accomplished woman with a high school education, as well as community college classes through the years. Rose helped her husband, Jerry, during the years he built homes. Together they were their own builders, real estate agents, bookkeepers, and whatever else came with the business. Before the years of building homes, she took on a variety of jobs. She sold Avon. She worked at a King City Nursing Home as an aide. She also worked at White Stag sewing bathing suits. Rose’s favorite job was probably her work as a volunteer at Kaiser Sunnyside in their gift shop & she eventually helped as a buyer. This all stopped when her daughter, Debbie become too ill; she then raised her grandson.
Rose had a few unique hobbies. She had collections of TOO many things to name. She clogged for several years. She also took on clowning for a period of time. In recent years she spent two hours a night on her rowing machine. She loved to read. And she loved her pets.
She was a force that will be missed.
A small, private service was held with immediate family only, due to COVID. We appreciate the support that has been extended from family, friends, and neighbors. Please honor Rose in your own way. Feel free to submit memories, photos, or both.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Rosalie Ernestine LOGAN
January 18, 2021
Thank you so much for this lovely write up. You put a big smile on my face when I read that Aunt Rose had a stint at being a clown. I can so see her smiling face all made up to make people laugh!
My love to you all.
Melanie (Mulberry) Rathe
Daughter of Don Mulberry
January 3, 2021
When thinking about what to say, I was somehow at a loss for words. Which made me laugh - it was really never something you had trouble with was it?
It is one of my favorite things about you though. You always gave us insight in to what you were thinking. In the most literal way. I wouldn’t say a peep and you could just go on for hours. And I loved it. Even though I would get embarrassed sometimes when you were doing it on a shopping trip or something like that, looking back it was really just a testament to how well you could connect with people. Show them you cared. You had the ability to connect with anyone and make them feel at home and like they were your friend and loved.
I am so happy that this year we were able to have some of my favorite memories with you. Having the family together in Hood River and surprising you with Uncle David. Surprising you on your 80th Birthday. You said that it was your favorite birthday you ever had. Simply because we could all gather around the table and laugh and share stories.
I found a handwritten quote on your fridge surrounded by pictures of friends and family. It said, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved” Let me tell you - if that truly is what brought you happiness, know that you absolutely succeeded in your life at showing love and being loved. You radiated it and it will be the thing that I miss most. I always knew how much I was loved in your presence, and you made sure to let me and everyone else know.
I am going to miss you being silly, dancing in the living room, you telling us story after story, and you affirming that us telling you about our day meant the world to you. While I wish you were here more than anything. I know you wouldn’t want us to be sad and to instead keep living a life full of love - which I promise we will do for you.
Love you so much Ammy.
December 28, 2020
Thank you, Logan family, for entrusting us with Mrs. Rosalie.