Richard Logan, 69, of Riverton, Utah passed away on September 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynda Logan. Daughters; Darlene (Melissa), Kimberlie (Dallas), Mindy (Tyler), and his bonus daughter Ebonie (Loren). 9 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Richard is proceeded in death by his daughter Tristan, parents Stan and Betty Logan, Brothers, Jessie, Frank, Joe, and Sister Pat.
In August of 1952, he was the third of nine children born to Stan and Betty Logan. Graduated from Bingham High School and Salt Lake Community College (AAS) Associate of Applied Science in Diesel mechanics. Raised in Draper, Utah where he often helped with the family business, “Draper Sand and Gravel.” This is where he first found a love for heavy equipment and machinery that would follow him throughout his life and career.
Childhood friends met each other in the sandbox as babies when they were 2 and 4 years old. Lynda and Richard grew to be best friends and he knew that they would be together forever. After Lynda moved home from Texas he did not delay. One night after their first date, Richard woke up DJ from sleeping to ask if he could marry her mom and be her dad and she said “yes.” On October 6th, 1975, the next day they were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. He became the Husband that he had always dreamed of being for Lynda. The love he felt for her was unparalleled and eternal, which they instilled in each of their children. It was the kind of love that could be felt as if it were sitting in the palm of your hand. He described it as if “his soul knew hers from another time” and said that “his heart sees her heart.”
He was proud to be the Daddy of “all girls” and he made sure to tell everyone just how lucky he was. Although he was often overruled and “out-daughtered” by all the girls, he truly loved it. Most everyone that came into his house called him and Lynda “Mom and Dad” and they took their titles to heart, they often adopted people and considered them “their kids.” Dad would do anything for anyone and he DID. We hope that he knew how much he meant to us and how much we thank him for all he did for us and for all of the sacrifices that he made throughout our lives.
Above all, Richard was one of the most selfless, wholehearted people to walk this earth and though he was a man of very few words when he had something to say, you knew that it was worth your time to listen. He had a love for tinkering with and fixing everything... He, in turn, passed this loving knowledge on to his kids.
Richard was an avid gardener “Come see what I’m growing” was often heard while walking past his garden. His garden was his passion, a place of peace and solitude where he could work the land and dig the weeds. He planted everything from tomatoes, squash, zucchini, corn, and peppers, to cucumbers and peas.
Daddy taught us everything except how to live without him. Daddy, your memories have become our heartbeats which means that we are thinking of you all the time… just to stay alive. We will miss you!
Funeral services for Richard will be held on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at the Riverton Park Ward at 12998 South 1300 West Riverton, Utah, 84065
9:30 to 11:00 viewing 11:30 family prayer 12:00 funeral 1:30 burial 3:00 luncheon at the church.
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We would like to express our sincerest condolences. We are so sorry that we can't be there to support you all but know that we are thinking of you and are in our prayers. We hope you can find comfort in knowing that families are forever. With love Danielle, Leila, Noah and Steven
linda we are so sad to hear of the passing of richard. we love all of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. the sisters will not be able to attend the services due to ages and illness. but know we are there in spirit and support. with love, linda, sherrie, xene and georgia..
Richard was a great man and very loving and kind hearted and would help anyone else out but he would also give you advice on things you would ask about and he would tell you how it was and how it would end and try to prove him wrong was a thing he would let you do but when the end result was like he said he would let you hit rock bottom turn around give you a hand to help you up and tell you I told you so and smile with a twinkle in his eye and let you know he was there to help.
I am so glad that I have had the privilege to know the Logan family for 30 plus years and be one of the many extra kids that they had and to be able to call Lynda mom as she has very much earned it and to call Richard dad as he has very much earned it !!
Richard was a dad to me that I never had and no matter how old I was if I needed some advice or wanted to talk to him and just have him listen he was there he was always willing to listen and not judge but he always made sure he got all the information before he would answer or respond to the conversation at hand.
R.I.P. Richard (Dad) you have fought a long hard battle and your body grew tired and needs to rest we will miss you greatly everyday and all the special moments when you would walk in the room and make us laugh but we will meet again when our time is through until then join the rest of the family that is there with you to reach out with open arms to welcome you back but we love you and miss you all the time.
My prayers, love, and thoughts
Are always with you. Hug each other often, laugh alot, and depend on God to see you though this trying time in your
Lives. I believe Richard would
Have wanted this for you.
My prayers are with your family at this time.
I am so very sorry for your loss Linda and the girls. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynda. He is watching over you and he has not left you. You will be together again one day.