Logan Dent Garrison

March 31, 1914January 21, 2013

Logan was born in Hastings Nebraska on March 31, 1914. He was next to the oldest of 9 children raised by Robert & Vera Garrison. He spent his first 8 years of schooling at a country school in Juanita Nebraska and graduated from Hastings High School in 1931. He played basketball and was on the track team that won Hastings’s High School its 1st state championship

After graduation he served his apprenticeship in auto mechanics, getting his mechanics license in 1933. He moved to Grand Island Nebraska in 1933, going to work for Central Chevrolet. It was there that he met the love of his life Thelma Willoughby, a beauty operator. They were married on March 14, 1937.

Shortly after they were married they moved to Worland Wyoming where Logan accepted a job as Shop Foreman for Big Horn Chevrolet. He often said the 5 years they spent in Wyoming was the best 5 years of his life. Good hunting and fishing which they both loved.

In 1942 with the outbreak of WWII they moved to Renton, Washington where Logan went to work for Boeing Company at plant 2 in the Machine Assembly Shop making parts for the B-17 Bomber. After 2 years in the production shop he transferred into the Facilities Department as a supervisor in the Automotive Shop. He spent the balance of his 34 years with Boeing in the Facilities Department, retiring in 1976 as operations Manager in the Commercial Airplane Division.

After retirement Logan and Thelma spent their summer at their home in Monterey Terrace in Renton, gardening and managing their thoroughbred horse business. They spent the winters in California, Arizona, Mexico and Hawaii. Logan raced horses at Yakima, Longacres, Emerald Down and California.

He had one son, Terry who was raised and went thru school in Renton and graduated from W.S.U. in 1967.

When Thelma passed away in 1996 Logan sold his home in Renton and moved to Savario Farm in Enumclaw where he spent the rest of his life helping Terry and his wife Diane with their horses.

On January 21, 2013 Logan passed away peacefully in his home with his granddaughter Tina and caregiver Alice holding his hands. He will be sorely missed by all. Donations may be made to Fransican Hospice in his behalf.


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Jane Morton

January 30, 2013

Dear Terry and Diane, and family, It is an honor to write in this Guest Book as tribute to Logan who was a truly wonderful human being. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As I mentioned on the phone, you took such great care of him, as he would have for anyone. He blessed my life for over 45 years as my first father-in-law, and then my dear friend. Such a gentle man and a gentleman. I was blessed to see him in 2011. We took wonderful pictures of him which will remain a happy reminder of our last breakfast with him. His living example of kindness with forever be with all who knew him. With love from my family in Southern California.

LaNette McWhirter

January 29, 2013

I'm very sorry to read about your Dad's passing. I met him through Gil Jay and Dale. Gil passed in 2010. Again, so sorry for your loss.

Joe LaDuca

January 29, 2013

Logan was a rare individual who combined the qualities if strength and tenderness. No one ever said a negative word about him. He was one of a kind .

Diane Snowden

January 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss.. Logan was a wonderful gentleman, who will be missed by many! Rest In Peace.

Connie Roberts

January 29, 2013

Terry & Diane & family: Sorry to hear
about Logan. A great person and he will
truly be missed by everyone who knew him.
Hugs - Connie Roberts

Rob Garrison

January 29, 2013

Terry & Diane... My sincerest condolences on the loss of one greatest men Ive ever known. Logan was more of a father to me than my own. For that I'll forever be greatful! You both are in my prayers! God bless you!

January 29, 2013

Dear Terry & Diane - We are so sorry about your Dad's passing. He was truly one of the nicest people, as was your Mom, that we ever had the privilege of associating with. We had some wonderful times/trips with them. We owe a lot to Logan, he steered Stan to a job he was called about after being laid off at Boeing. We have kept in touch a few times a year and have always had lunch/dinner/and the track together summers when we went to Kent from Mesa, AZ. We have pictures we took this last summer with him. We will treasure them. We are just so glad that Logan had such a long and enjoyable life. A truer gentleman there will never be!! Stan and Maria Brewer, Mesa, AZ

Bonnie Cook

January 28, 2013

This is the race we all have to run, your life has been beautiful, but alas it is done. You crossed the finish line with dignity and grace we are all here for you at your final race. The flowers are draped like the winner you were. This race we call life you have finally won. The heavens have opened, the next race has begun 5/8's or a mile doesn't matter the start you will now and forever live in our hearts. I love you Logan, I will miss your laughter, your smile,your wonderful spirit. Bonnie L Cook

Linda Finn

January 28, 2013

Terry and Diane - so sorry to hear about Logan, truly the end of an era for all of us. So many great memories, though! XO,
Linda Toschi Finn

wilma kuna

January 28, 2013

Logan was such a nice heart warming man loved to talk with him enjoyed playing cards with the bunch alot of good times. will be missed
wilma kuna