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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